Crazy $150,000 Urwerk For Just $550?! | Watchfinder & Co.

Crazy $150,000 Urwerk For Just $550?! | Watchfinder & Co.

in our popular real vs fake videos the question is often asked if these guys can make fake watches so accurately why don’t they make their own watches well today we’re going to answer that question because instead of this chinese watch here being a fake it’s more based on inspiration instead this is the ulverg-esque attawack ettore and unlike the 150 thousand dollars you’d pay for an all work it’s just 550 looking to buy sell or exchange a premium watch visit watchfinder the pre-owned watch specialist i know it’s annoying me saying but when you subscribe to the channel it really really makes a difference sixty percent of the people viewing aren’t subscribed so if you’re one of them please take the opportunity to click the subscribe button and help make sure the channel continues to be here thank you very much when this watch first came to my attention i was immediately ready to dismiss it there are a number of companies out there sending out renderings of watches that inevitably turn out to be nothing like what was promised and this attawaketore seemed to be no different even the name it sounds awkward it hardly rolls off the tongue and it very much has the vibe of mistranslation and what’s promised here is especially ambitious a wandering hour complication that very much takes its cues from the one hundred and fifty thousand dollar or work you are to twenty color me skeptical now orwerk that’s a watchmaker brainchild of felix baumgartner not the one who jumped off the edge of space the other one and martin frye ulverk took one look at the stale funk mid-90s watchmaking was in and told it to do one although by modern standards the launch url 101 is surprisingly modest in 1997 it was like aliens had arrived in switzerland and been put to work making watches by the ur 103 orwerk had really found its groove producing complex unusual timekeeping solutions that most often revolve pun absolutely intended around satellite complications and that’s how we get to the one hundred and fifty thousand dollar ur-220 it’s less a watch and more a micro engineering concept a carbon and titanium spaceship of a watch that wouldn’t look out of place in the lockheed martin skunk works and what i was being told by atawak was that a good chunk of that ur 220 experience could be had out of china for just 550 dollars you can see why this particular email almost made the junk box but the people at atawak said they’d send one over anyway and if i thought it was a load of rubbish i could just send it back again great i thought extra logistics for a watch i wasn’t interested in featuring but then i thought about the 500 chinese tourbillon we had in recently and decided to give the watch the benefit of the doubt and would you know it may well have been worth it like when a birthday present from your grandma turns out to not be complete rubbish the atawakatori drift was a pleasant surprise in 316l steel it’s smartly made and finished the strap doesn’t feel like a yogurt pot lid and nothing seems like it’s going to fall off given then that we’re very fond of diversity in watchmaking it only seems fair to proceed with what has unwittingly evolved into a bit of an experiment a journey into the unknown onward so the 150 000 question is it any good look no one’s expecting felix and martin over at or work to get a sweat on but if this can demonstrate even a percent of the quality and ingenuity of the ur 220 perhaps just perhaps we’re onto a winner looks wise it’s really hard to find fault this isn’t going to be everybody’s cup of loose leaf china tea for sure especially at 46.5 millimeters wide by 40.8 millimeters tall and 13.5 millimeters thick but set aside personal taste and it’s reasonably well proportioned has a nice mix of finishes and colors and is considered even in the details there are very few people in the world who’ve actually handled a real life or work and as much as it pains me to say if you gave the average guy on the street this and the ur 220 i’d say they’d be guessing prices way closer to the outer work than the overk that’s no slight on or work more really that the expectations of luxury and complexity don’t really align with this future industrial styling i’d say the only thing that lets the outer whack down on that front is the awkward name plastered right across the middle it really feels like it belongs more on a brand of commercial grade upvc pipe than a watch but let’s not belabor the point by the way this is all on the assumption that the attore is not going to explode five minutes after strapping it onto your wrist whether it will or won’t it’s always going to be the worry 550 dollars may not be a lot for an all work but it’s very much a lot for a stainless steel conker whilst attawack may be an unknown at the very least the movement in the back a miota 9015 is not made in japan part of the citizen group it’s proper it’ll last longer than you will as for the rest of the atori’s mechanism only time will tell speaking of how is it that a 550 watch can imitate the genius complexity of an orwer movement that has more jewels alone than most movements have parts well no prizes for guessing that it’s less complicated but nevertheless it’s still pretty cool there are four arms on which each has a three-pronged satellite which orbit in a planetary arrangement that gives the effect of the correct hour always arriving from the top now i’m no expert in watches i barely know anything about them at all but i’m pretty certain that modern cad software and cnc milling is what’s making this watch possible there’s no fancy hand finishing applied with the wet back of an orchid’s petal by a man older than the sun you’re getting the results of good new fashion technology is that a bad thing if the watch were a hundred and fifty thousand dollars i’d have a few things to say about it but for five hundred and fifty dollars my expectations are lowered appropriately and then to be honest surpassed you will have to be quick for that five hundred and fifty dollar price mind as that’s a limited time thing after that it’s one thousand two hundred dollars and for that you’d need to ask yourself just how badly you wish you had a one percent share in an over if that sounds like too much then there’s the simpler and cheaper a touring light which starts at three hundred dollars and goes up to six hundred dollars once the promo is over now just so it’s clear we get diddly squat of that and that’s the way it should be i’m just pleased to show you something unexpected that surprised me when i saw it and i hope it surprises you too there’s the old saying you don’t get something for nothing and it’s important to bear that in mind when it comes to watches like the attawack that are seemingly too good to be true the chances of ending up with a watch you could enjoy for a long while that does something otherwise prohibitively expensive seem pretty good but nevertheless this is still an unproven entity and that’s worth bearing in mind i’m pleased to have taken a chance to see the watch for myself however i’m sure you’ll all agree it shines a small but positive light on the future of affordable watchmaking discover more exceptional watches at watchfinder thank you so much for watching this video if you enjoyed it please do consider giving it a like and subscribing to the channel if there are any watches you’d like to see featured please let us know in the comments below
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