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I Bought a Zenith Men’s Defy Xtreme Tourbillon Titanium Chronograph Watch

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Like many folks who spend a lot of time at a computer, I’m not a big fan of watches until I laid my eyes on the Zenith Men’s Defy Xtreme Tourbillon Titanium Chronograph Watch.

The first thing most people jump to is the price, which I think is a mistake. It’s hard to justify paying $87,714.97 on a timepiece, even if it defies extreme, but remember that you’re getting $145,000 of value. This watch is worth as much as the first floor of my two story townhouse yet it is so awesome that it has tricked into offering it at almost half price. That’s like trading in my living room for the entire first floor, that’s a steal.

But, before you go out an buy it yourself, let the reviews give you confidence that this is eighty-seven grand well spent. Jon McAwesome said …”when I take my summer trips to the Marianas Trench, I have no more worries that I am going to miss Tea Time back on the yacht, because water ruined my watch again. It can withstand the immense pressures of the deep due to the wicked awesome titanium. Deep seas, cant beat this. Bullets cant beat this. Heck, I can deflect cruise missiles and the apocalypse. With a watch like this you don’t need to tell time, you tell people what time it is.” I think it’s pretty McAwesome that he took time out of his awesome day to leave such a detailed review of the watch.

I probably won’t be diving down into the Marianas Trench or deflecting cruise missiles, but I’m comforted by the fact that I could and that I’ll be comfortable wearing this $1625 air conditioned army t-shirt.

Hurry, only one watch left in stock! (free shipping too!)

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38 Responses to “I Bought a Zenith Men’s Defy Xtreme Tourbillon Titanium Chronograph Watch”

  1. Wow, I do not think my Miser mentality would ever allow me to buy a watch for $87,000. How much do you think you would have to earn to be able to justify being able to afford such a time piece? I think I would have to make about $2 to 10 million a year.

    • Jim says:

      I don’t think my BRAIN would ever allow me to buy a watch for $87, let alone $87,000. 🙂

      I’m not a watch person though, I wear one occasionally but I’m not a big fan. Then again, before I was married I wasn’t a ring person, but I had no say in that particular case. 🙂

      • I pretty much have a watch on during every waking minute. I’d be lost without it – despite the fact that I always have my cell phone with me, and of course the cell has a clock.

        I think my current watch cost about $35, and is the most expensive one I’ve owned (my old one broke and I didn’t have the luxury of time to bargain hunt). My last watch was $10 on sale and lasted for years 🙂 I always look for somewhat distinctive watches. Nothing fancy, just something different. The last watch had Roman numberals; the current watch has a blue colored face.

  2. Keith says:

    You are definitely a savvy shopper. You saved a whopping 40%, plus you get free shipping. I’ve had my eyes on this watch for some time. Let me know if it is worth the price.

    Oh, by the way, enjoy April Fool’s Day. 🙂

  3. Scott says:

    This post is McAwesome!

  4. athena1224 says:

    I think this would be an appropriate item to have in the BB store. I have 100BB I have been saving up for such an item!

  5. zapeta says:

    I bought the last watch they had today! What a coincidence! I got free shipping too, ha ha suckers!

  6. lostAnnfound says:

    Thanks for the laugh! Have a fun April Fool’s day! 🙂

  7. Fred says:

    Jim, some would see this as frivolous, but it’s actually a really good deal. Studies show that there is a very strong correlation between people who have expensive watches and those who have much higher average net worth, and higher paying jobs.

    One recent study noted that potential employer’s first impressions are based primarily on a person’s shoes, watch, and (in the case of men), tie clip. This is because of a principal known as psychological pricing, which allows a person with an appearance of a high net worth to command a higher salary. In the study, several employers went beyond the candidate’s requested salary and offered $15-25K more per year due to the perceived additional value in the watch. While the employer couldn’t explain the phenomenon in a direct link, researchers isolated the variables to the ones I mentioned above.

    Great buy.

    • Jim says:

      And it deflects cruise missiles, which means we can scrap the missile defense shield and just buy a few of these to sprinkle around eastern Europe. 🙂

  8. Can I create a leveraged Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) and buy the watch as an asset that would eventually be purchased by the employees’ retirement contributions to the leveraged ESOP?

    It seems this watch will appreciate much faster than a boring, moderate mix of stocks, bonds and cash.

  9. Why didn’t you buy one for each wrist?

  10. tom says:

    Didn’t Zenith used to make really crappy VCRs?

  11. Yana says:

    LOL. That was good 😛

  12. tom says:

    That only costs $87,000? Pitiful.

    I bought this just yesterday:

    It oozes sophistication and class. In fact, it’s so fancy, you can’t even tell the time. I employ a man servant, for whom I purchased the Zenith watch, to walk behind me and whisper the time in my ear when I ask.

  13. Anonymous says:

    I just saw on Amazon that they brought the price down below $60K and there is only one left. Clearly your post has prompted sales. I hope you earn a commission from Amazon!

  14. echidnina says:

    You’re saving $57,290.01 , that’s pretty good 🙂

  15. Bill says:

    The Marianas Trench is almost 11,000 meters deep, that watch will never survive!

    • cdiver says:

      Sure it will, tie some concrete blocks to it and throw it overboard. Just take it off your wrist first.

  16. cdiver says:

    Stright up McCrazy

  17. James says:

    Come on guys, at least buy something worth having…
    A mere 540,000 Swiss Francs (roughly $513,000 U.S.).

    Here’s a Youtube clip of one of Prescher’s creations in action…

  18. Greg says:

    Wow, the list price is what I paid for my condo. It’s also the ugliest watch I’ve ever seen. I can barely even read it as the hands don’t stick out at all from the rest of the face.

  19. jsbrendog says:

    well played sir. well played

  20. Wilma says:

    Does it not have a Klingon cloaking device as well? =)

  21. eric says:

    LMAO. How did you even find this watch? Crazy Amazon would carry something like this. For that price I expect a helicopter to fly it to me.

  22. Brantley says:

    I bought a couple of these and smashed them in front of poor people. You know, as a joke. Then I drove away.

  23. That $145,000 is worthless if you can’t get anyone to buy it from you for that…If I had $87,000 to invest, it sure wouldn’t be on a watch!

  24. SallieMae says:

    Jim, please ‘fess up and admit this was an April Fool’s prank and you did NOT buy this unneccessary overpriced godzilla for your wrist. Because if you DID, I think I have to stop reading your otherwise excellent posts!

    Final question: What did your mother say?

  25. Donatos says:

    Poor Jim !
    Try to live your life!!!
    I am happy enough with the zenith defy xtreme el primero of only 18,000 dollars

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