180 watch a scam?

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Re: 180 watch a scam?

Postby Clearly » Wed May 01, 2013 10:06 pm

MikeSpivey wrote:I can't get enough of this topic and I don't know why.

It's a perfect storm of absurdity and desperation.

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Re: 180 watch a scam?

Postby mephistopheles » Wed May 01, 2013 10:07 pm

Clearlynotstefan wrote:
MikeSpivey wrote:I can't get enough of this topic and I don't know why.

It's a perfect storm of absurdity and desperation.



clearly you don't care about getting a 180

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Re: 180 watch a scam?

Postby Clearly » Wed May 01, 2013 10:12 pm

mephistopheles wrote:
Clearlynotstefan wrote:
MikeSpivey wrote:I can't get enough of this topic and I don't know why.

It's a perfect storm of absurdity and desperation.



clearly you don't care about getting a 180

My LSAT days are behind me, but I sure didn't spend money to buy a watch that is the same thing as any other watch, except it only has markings for 35 instead of 60 minutes. They should call it the 166 watch, because 180's pay much less mind to the time.

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Re: 180 watch a scam?

Postby A → B ⊨ ¬B → ¬A » Wed May 01, 2013 10:17 pm

Pneumonia wrote:
mephistopheles wrote:guys, there's no reason that this thread can't be the new pencil thread.


+1


which movement is better for lsat: quartz or automatic
what's the minimum for water resistance
should the watch be cosc or iso certified

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Re: 180 watch a scam?

Postby mephistopheles » Wed May 01, 2013 10:19 pm

Mechanical (automatic) watches are outdated, and inferior technology. They will never keep the same time as a good quartz, and you can always get a self-powering quartz that does not need to be opened. Some have exceptional features, including 'radio' time updates. And the'll never have the maintainance costs of mechanical watches. That said, I'll only wear a mechanical watch.

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Re: 180 watch a scam?

Postby Pneumonia » Wed May 01, 2013 10:26 pm

A → B ⊨ ¬B → ¬A wrote:which movement is better for lsat: quartz or automatic
what's the minimum for water resistance
should the watch be cosc or iso certified


if I could just piggyback here:

synthetic strap or leather
optimal crown size for quick resetting (OR BEZEL!!!?)
maximum acceptable ticking volume?

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Re: 180 watch a scam?

Postby mephistopheles » Wed May 01, 2013 10:28 pm

Pneumonia wrote:maximum acceptable ticking volume?



clearly as loud as possible, so that you can get used to it but your testing mates can't.

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Re: 180 watch a scam?

Postby Clearly » Wed May 01, 2013 10:31 pm

Oh boy, we're going this direction with it now.

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Re: 180 watch a scam?

Postby Pneumonia » Wed May 01, 2013 10:41 pm

who here has the dough to spend on field testing? I currently use the timex weekender which I believe is the "yellow ticonderoga" of LSAT watches.

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I'm open to a replacement but there's OBVIOUSLY not much time to find one because it's imperative that I prep with my watch sufficiently before the 10th.

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Re: 180 watch a scam?

Postby A → B ⊨ ¬B → ¬A » Wed May 01, 2013 10:42 pm

Pneumonia wrote:
A → B ⊨ ¬B → ¬A wrote:which movement is better for lsat: quartz or automatic
what's the minimum for water resistance
should the watch be cosc or iso certified


if I could just piggyback here:

synthetic strap or leather
optimal crown size for quick resetting (OR BEZEL!!!?)
maximum acceptable ticking volume?


i agree with mephistopheles on mechanical watches. considering using my quartz for the lsat though because the crown doesn't screw down

the strap i'm using is a nylon 4 ring zulu-style waterborne that stands up by itself
my bezel is only 60 clicks, so probably using the crown reset because it's sometimes more accurate and it's easy to grab when not wearing it
i can barely hear mine tick at desk level, but i do prefer the sound of the mechanical movement

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Re: 180 watch a scam?

Postby Pneumonia » Wed May 01, 2013 10:54 pm

A → B ⊨ ¬B → ¬A wrote:the strap i'm using is a nylon 4 ring zulu-style waterborne that stands up by itself
my bezel is only 60 clicks, so probably using the crown reset because it's sometimes more accurate and it's easy to grab when not wearing it
i can barely hear mine tick at desk level, but i do prefer the sound of the mechanical movement


I'm jealous of your band. I've contrived a semi-reliable way of making mine stand up, but am in the market for a new one mainly to avoid the hassle of rebalancing it after every section. Good call on using the crown reset- I've heard that you need to be aware of AT LEAST 15 second increments. For any who are interested, Timex watches in general, and the Weekender in particular, have ticks that are VERY LOUD.

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Re: 180 watch a scam?

Postby A → B ⊨ ¬B → ¬A » Wed May 01, 2013 11:40 pm

Pneumonia wrote:I'm jealous of your band. I've contrived a semi-reliable way of making mine stand up, but am in the market for a new one mainly to avoid the hassle of rebalancing it after every section. Good call on using the crown reset- I've heard that you need to be aware of AT LEAST 15 second increments. For any who are interested, Timex watches in general, and the Weekender in particular, have ticks that are VERY LOUD.



i thought about rigging something up as a small stand, but i don't know if they would be ok
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Re: 180 watch a scam?

Postby sl5uw13 » Wed May 01, 2013 11:59 pm

Clearlynotstefan wrote:
mephistopheles wrote:
Clearlynotstefan wrote:
MikeSpivey wrote:I can't get enough of this topic and I don't know why.

It's a perfect storm of absurdity and desperation.



clearly you don't care about getting a 180

My LSAT days are behind me, but I sure didn't spend money to buy a watch that is the same thing as any other watch, except it only has markings for 35 instead of 60 minutes. They should call it the 166 watch, because 180's pay much less mind to the time.


awk. I got a 168. but you're right in that my prep now I am not worried about time at all.

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Re: 180 watch a scam?

Postby Pneumonia » Thu May 02, 2013 12:00 am

A → B ⊨ ¬B → ¬A wrote: i thought about rigging something up as a small stand


no need to rig:
http://www.aliexpress.com/item/Watch-Di ... 24244.html (can't post images yet).

minimum order is 10 though...

edit- just realized that MIGHT NOT FIT INTO MY ZIPLOCK. would like to re emphasize the need some testers in order to ensure positive outcomes.

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Re: 180 watch a scam?

Postby A → B ⊨ ¬B → ¬A » Thu May 02, 2013 12:04 am

Pneumonia wrote:
A → B ⊨ ¬B → ¬A wrote: i thought about rigging something up as a small stand


no need to rig:
http://www.aliexpress.com/item/Watch-Di ... 24244.html (can't post images yet).

minimum order is 10 though...

edit- just realized that MIGHT NOT FIT INTO MY ZIPLOCK. would like to re emphasize the need some testers in order to ensure positive outcomes.


holy shit that's not what i was expecting. i don't know if i could keep a straight face.
would that still be considered a "wristwatch" if the stand couldn't fit a wrist?
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Re: 180 watch a scam?

Postby Jeffort » Thu May 02, 2013 12:12 am

A → B ⊨ ¬B → ¬A wrote:
Pneumonia wrote:
A → B ⊨ ¬B → ¬A wrote: i thought about rigging something up as a small stand


no need to rig:
http://www.aliexpress.com/item/Watch-Di ... 24244.html (can't post images yet).

minimum order is 10 though...

edit- just realized that MIGHT NOT FIT INTO MY ZIPLOCK. would like to re emphasize the need some testers in order to ensure positive outcomes.


holy shit that's not what i was expecting. i don't know if i could keep a straight face.


Having a stand like with a 180 watch on it out on the desk on test day would certainly set off a dorkometer alert in the room, that's for sure.

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Re: 180 watch a scam?

Postby A → B ⊨ ¬B → ¬A » Thu May 02, 2013 12:16 am

Jeffort wrote:Having a stand like with a 180 watch on it out on the desk on test day would certainly set off a dorkometer alert in the room, that's for sure.


if i made any less than a 180 with that i would promptly killself

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Re: 180 watch a scam?

Postby mephistopheles » Thu May 02, 2013 12:35 am

i feel like i would have definitely hit 180 with one of these bad boys.

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Re: 180 watch a scam?

Postby A → B ⊨ ¬B → ¬A » Thu May 02, 2013 12:42 am

mephistopheles wrote:i feel like i would have definitely hit 180 with one of these bad boys.

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that with a waistcoat and a monocle would be unstoppable

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Re: 180 watch a scam?

Postby Pneumonia » Thu May 02, 2013 12:43 am

It was only a matter of time until someone suggested the ole' pocketwatch. Would this be allowed? LSAC website specifically states wristwatch. Possibly just a colloquialism...
Unfortunately I think the guidelines also rule out that SWEET stand, which explains WHY no one has suggested this option before. OBVIOUSLY if it were allowed then THE STAND WOULD BE TCR.

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Re: 180 watch a scam?

Postby A → B ⊨ ¬B → ¬A » Thu May 02, 2013 12:53 am

Pneumonia wrote:LSAC website specifically states wristwatch.


probably had a problem with shit like this:

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Re: 180 watch a scam?

Postby Malakai » Thu May 02, 2013 3:34 am

Not a scam. I was worried I didn't get an email too but my watch came in this week. Ordered two weeks ago.

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Re: 180 watch a scam?

Postby Skill Game » Thu May 02, 2013 10:15 am

Malakai wrote:Not a scam. I was worried I didn't get an email too but my watch came in this week. Ordered two weeks ago.


In case you didn't notice, this thread no longer has anything to do with this.

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Re: 180 watch a scam?

Postby Manhattan LSAT Noah » Thu May 02, 2013 10:29 am

I just thought I'd let folks know that I'm currently engaged in heated discussions with the folks in marketing about giving away a free course to anyone willing to show up to test day like this:

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Stay tuned...

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Re: 180 watch a scam?

Postby Pneumonia » Thu May 02, 2013 11:08 am

The testimonials section for the LSAT Watch reads like it's part of this thread. In other words, no need for field testers anymore- the reviewers there have already provided some pretty valuable analysis:

"unlike with other watches, no need to waste valuable seconds trying to find the minute hand amidst all the noise or trying to calculate minutes left"

here is a link for future 180'rs: http://lsatwatch.webs.com/apps/testimonials/




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