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Initial post: Dec 15, 2010 7:02:02 PM PST
I love the designs of these but am a little concerned about the large case size. Any thoughts? X?

Also, anyone know of any coupon/promotional codes?

Posted on Dec 15, 2010 8:41:52 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 16, 2010 5:44:08 AM PST
Pascal says:
I share your concern, Tom. 52 mm sounds a lot like an I******a.
I've had this in my shopping bag for the longest time but I can bring myself to pull the trigger.
I'm afraid is just too flashy...

http://store.taowatch.us/TAO-151WD.aspx

Coupons? at those prices? ... doubt it.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 15, 2010 9:16:03 PM PST
Tom, what is the size? If it is 52mm you are getting into hubcap territory. A watch that big relays signals to your television. I'd avoid it, unless of course your TV reception is bad. Take care. LP

Posted on Dec 15, 2010 9:21:44 PM PST
I have been wanting to pick up this one-
http://store.taowatch.us/TAO-150WD.aspx
It has been out of stock for a while, so I emailed them and was told that they will be receiving more stock in 10 days, and that was a couple of days ago.
This watch is 93 dollars and some change, so with pricing this close I don't see them discounting much, but I have been wrong before. Let me know if they will deal or not if someone pulls the trigger before me!

Posted on Dec 15, 2010 9:51:15 PM PST
Hey, LP, thanks. They're around 45-47. JW and Pascal are looking at some of my favorites, as well.

Posted on Dec 15, 2010 10:37:19 PM PST
3 says:
47mm for a dress-style watch is humongous. The 44-50mm range should only be for dive- or aviation-styled watches IMO. Saying that, I own a 53mm wall clock on a leather strap :p

http://www.amazon.com/U-Boat-Watches-Classico-53-AS-1-Automatic/dp/B0045Z8H88/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=watches&qid=1292481178&sr=8-1

By the way, this is the first time I've seen Tao watches, so thanks for the link. Those timepieces look amazing...especially at that price.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 16, 2010 5:41:49 AM PST
Good morning, Tom. Gotta remember how the watch will fit on your wrist. As 3 said, 45-47mm would be okay for a sports/diver, but too large for a dress watch. More importantly, will it be comfortable for you to wear?

The trend toward ever increasingly larger watches is, in my opinion, governed by fashion. These 50mm+ behemoths will one day run their course and the owner will be stuck wth something he no longer feels appropriate for wear. I don't believe that we will be going back to the days of sub 40mm men's sizes (though there will always be a market for them), but leveling out in the 40-44mm range. A watch purchase within those dimensions should always be acceptable. Just a thought, bud. Take care. LP

Posted on Dec 16, 2010 5:59:31 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 16, 2010 8:34:19 AM PST
X says:
JW: As an existing client you would get a $5 reduction per watch on the following buys. Getting anything more out of Mr Tao is very, very, very hard work. To my taste there are too many skeleton watches in the store, and the cheapest ones look pretty discouraging. There's one automatic sub-range with Miyota automatic innards, but I can't find it today, so maybe it's gone... Otherwise there are no serious pit-falls in buying a TAO-International. I have a GMT automatic on the way, and I'll post a comment on it, as it's from a new sub-range.

Posted on Dec 16, 2010 6:06:48 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 16, 2010 6:07:38 AM PST
Pascal says:
I own an Elgin Hybrid, which is similar in size to the TAO-150WD. (45mm)
It wears very comfortably.

http://s1095.photobucket.com/albums/i471/tonynavegante/?action=view¤t=DSC_2243.jpg

Posted on Dec 16, 2010 6:43:50 AM PST
Thanks for the feedback, everyone. I'm going to try to wait until after Christmas for my next purchase.

Posted on Jan 23, 2011 5:56:22 PM PST
Weef says:
Hi LP,

I thought I'd bump this up for you in case you didn't get your watch this week. If so, you have every right to tell your story here!

Regards,

Weef

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 23, 2011 9:16:38 PM PST
Thanks, hon. No watch as yet. I would have to, at this point in time, warn people from ordering a Tao. I might get it this week, but it has been two days shy of a month since I placed my order, and that is truly pushing the limit. Take care of that husband and daughter of yours. May the Lord bless you all. LP

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 23, 2011 9:40:00 PM PST
Weef says:
My thoughts and prayers are with you and family, LP. And especially for Leslie and for your son as they travel this week.

Take care. Always nice to see you posting!

Regards from Husband and daughter, too!

Posted on Jan 24, 2011 4:02:39 AM PST
X says:
LP: I have just sent Mr Tao a very short, simple and explicit e-mail. I know he has been very busy, but there is no excuse for a total breakdown in communication. I also now that his English is good enough to understand the e-mails he receives. He will understand this last one.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 24, 2011 5:08:53 AM PST
Thank you X, it is much appreciated. It was rather surprising to see him respond to my letter with a pitch to buy a watch from his new line. Nice looking watch by the way. Perhaps this week...

I will be attending my father-in-law's funeral in Columbia, S.C. this weekend afterall. It is only fitting that the family, as many as possible, be together at such a time. Take care, bud. LP

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 24, 2011 5:12:29 AM PST
Thank you, dear lady. As I mentioned to X, I will be going to the funeral afterall. She and my daughter will leave a couple of days before I and the two youngest boys do. The oldest boy will probably arrive the same day I do. The final stage of the first life... Take care. LP

Posted on Jan 24, 2011 5:20:41 AM PST
X says:
LP: All the best to you and to those for whom you care.

Posted on Jan 24, 2011 5:27:25 AM PST
X says:
LP: I have just this minute received an e-mail from Tao asking me for your name. I'm puzzled, since I thought I had given your name. I suggest you e-mail him directly, pointing out that you know his English friend has been on to him. I don't think Tao is being a smarty pants, I do think his administrative skills rival mine.

Posted on Jan 24, 2011 1:44:43 PM PST
John Bonavia says:
LP: indeed, so many of these sad events come to us as the years go by. But I understand your words about "the first life" and their significance, and share them even from my religiously unattached state. Best wishes to you all.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 24, 2011 9:06:09 PM PST
Been away to see my brothers and finally give the one Dad's old retored Bulova. He loves it. Makes all of this worthwhile.

Thanks again for trying, my friend. I find that he doesn't know my name laughable. He certainly should have remembered from the email I sent him just a few days ago. I hate to say it, I cannot in all honesty recommend Tao International to anyone. I don't care if he is the sole support support for his ancient mother, I cannot, with a clear conscience, give this company anything more than an F.

As an example of my displeasure: I get an email on the 25th telling me that the order was received. The next correspondence was on the 30th, stating that it had been shipped. No excuse for that.

Good night all, LP.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 24, 2011 9:07:04 PM PST
Thank you, John. Means a lot, my friend. LP

Posted on Jan 25, 2011 3:19:00 AM PST
X says:
LP: Don't let Tao's foolishness divert you from your loved ones for even a second.

Sadly Tao is now only slightly superior to you-know-who. His administration must be one heck of a mess, and that equates to "not fit for purpose" if he wants repeat sales and recommendations outside of the Far East. I am doubly-gutted.

Posted on May 8, 2012 1:32:18 AM PDT
rodger says:
Tao are great if you dont want any after sales service!..he doesn't have any, and his 'international guarantee' isn't worth the paper it is printed on. I wont touch his watches again with a 10 foot barge pole! Only getting my money back via a paypal pledge, no thanks to Mr Tao.
Be very wary!
cheers
Rodger

Posted on Sep 14, 2012 8:59:31 PM PDT
Chirag says:
Is anyone recommending Tao's?

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 14, 2012 9:18:06 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Sep 14, 2012 9:19:02 PM PDT
rodger says:
As much as I like them...( and I have two of them, going fine) I cant, as they have NO after sales service in my opinion. I had a issue with basically a DOA watch..and they only way I got my money back ( less the return postage for the dodgy item I spent... 20 bucks!...Grr..so lost 20 bucks!) was via a paypal claim/dispute. He would not respond to ANY of my emails I sent in regards to the issue. so..if you get a good one and it doesn't breakdown, then that's great, but dont expect any warranty or after sales service because it is non existant....regardless of what his website sprukes...all BS
cheers
Rodger
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