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The_Beef August 9 2013 05:27 PM

Deep Space Watch
 
Apologies if this has been posted before, but I just spotted it in this month's Men's Journal. Apparently this $195,000 watch was inspired by the docking pylons of Deep Space Nine: http://technabob.com/blog/2013/06/13/vianney-halter-deep-space-tourbillon/

R. Star August 9 2013 05:31 PM

Re: Deep Space Watch
 
This has been posted before, but I still can't see how this is tied to DS9 with the exception of the "Deep Space" randomly written on it. It doesn't look anything like the DS9 pylons.

dub August 9 2013 10:28 PM

Re: Deep Space Watch
 
It's art, so I guess it's a "loose" interpretation? The angle at 1:44 in this video is the closest I've seen to a vague resemblance to the station. I'd like to see an interview with the designer about the piece.


Shatna August 10 2013 02:59 AM

Re: Deep Space Watch
 
The connection to DS9 is tenuous at best, but if you guys can make a relevant discussion out of it we'll keep the thread open. If it goes off in any other direction we'll say vamanos.

Roboturner913 August 10 2013 06:49 AM

Re: Deep Space Watch
 
For a minute I thought the thread would be about this:

http://ebid.s3.amazonaws.com/upload_...1-16845-22.jpg
Mother in law got me one for Christmas last year. She was trying to be cute, she didn't realize I would wear it for a whole week afterwards. :lol:

Jono August 10 2013 09:29 AM

Re: Deep Space Watch
 
I like it and I can see what the designer is talking about. In fact the entire design gives me that DS9 feel. I like it, though its a bit too expensive and if I could afford to throw cash away at it I doubt I'd wear it. Probably just display it in my house.

dub August 10 2013 02:12 PM

Re: Deep Space Watch
 
Quote:

Roboturner913 wrote: (Post 8491183)
For a minute I thought the thread would be about this:

http://ebid.s3.amazonaws.com/upload_...1-16845-22.jpg
Mother in law got me one for Christmas last year. She was trying to be cute, she didn't realize I would wear it for a whole week afterwards. :lol:

LOL...I could see my sister giving me a gift like this! And I would totally rock it!

The_Beef August 10 2013 05:34 PM

Re: Deep Space Watch
 
Just found the design interesting. It's obviously not supposed to be a direct replica, it just draws some from the shape of the pylons in making the minute and second "hands". If it weren't for the explicit mention of Deep Space Nine by the designers I wouldn't have mentioned it at all, but so far every article I've found has mentioned it in some capacity. If there's nothing more to discuss then so be it, just figured some in the community might find it interesting, and might like the opportunity to balk at the exorbitant price tag.


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