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Old 2 October 2022, 04:37 AM   #1
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Norqain?

Hello everyone,
Hope everyone is doing great.
I am mostly a Rolex collector but I am contemplating getting a “Wild One” from Norqain. I think it could be a good everyday watch that does not attract too much attention while also being entirely Swiss made with an acceptable movement. Have you tried or own a Norqain? What is your opinion on the brand?
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Old 2 October 2022, 11:57 PM   #2
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Love the brand, I have the neverest explorer.. Fits so comfortably, the lume is amazing, very sturdy with plenty of water resistance. For me it's my go to beater.

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Old 3 October 2022, 01:25 AM   #3
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Even sort of has a Rolex movement. Well, not really, but Norqain is part of the consortium (along with Breitling and Chanel) that developed the newest Tudor movements.
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Old 3 October 2022, 03:35 AM   #4
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Love the brand, I have the neverest explorer.. Fits so comfortably, the lume is amazing, very sturdy with plenty of water resistance. For me it's my go to beater.

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Thank you very much for your feedback ;) I am exactly looking for a (nice) beater and the Neverest DLC-coated is also very interesting. Quite a bit cheaper than the Wild One which is a good thing. Lume shots look great.
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Old 3 October 2022, 03:36 AM   #5
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Even sort of has a Rolex movement. Well, not really, but Norqain is part of the consortium (along with Breitling and Chanel) that developed the newest Tudor movements.
Exactly. This is one of the reasons why I started considering Norqain.
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Old 3 October 2022, 09:39 PM   #6
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Almost $5k seems like a lot of money for a plastic/rubber watch and so-called "in-house" movement featuring only about 40 hours of power reserve.
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Old 4 October 2022, 01:53 AM   #7
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It’s a bit steep indeed for a new brand without much pedigree… the movement has 70 hours of power reserve though
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Old 4 October 2022, 05:48 AM   #8
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It’s a bit steep indeed for a new brand without much pedigree… the movement has 70 hours of power reserve though
It’s a Kenissi-supplied movement, like in several brands, Tudor included.
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Old 4 October 2022, 11:21 AM   #9
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I considered one for a while, ultimately concluded there are better options for the money. The owner has a history with Breitling, ex-CEO or maybe part of the family.
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Old 9 October 2022, 02:33 AM   #10
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Hello everyone,
Hope everyone is doing great.
I am mostly a Rolex collector but I am contemplating getting a “Wild One” from Norqain. I think it could be a good everyday watch that does not attract too much attention while also being entirely Swiss made with an acceptable movement. Have you tried or own a Norqain? What is your opinion on the brand?
Cheers

Sorry, I didn’t mean to high jack your thread this morning; I didn’t see your post! I too am curious to learn about the brand. I’m interested in their various Ladies series. I like their price points. I own Oris to Rolex so am open to various brands. Cheers!


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Old 9 October 2022, 11:03 PM   #11
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Sorry, I didn’t mean to high jack your thread this morning; I didn’t see your post! I too am curious to learn about the brand. I’m interested in their various Ladies series. I like their price points. I own Oris to Rolex so am open to various brands. Cheers!


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Thanks for your message, no need to apologise ;) it is a relatively new brand so the more we know about it the better
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Old 9 December 2022, 04:23 PM   #12
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Very interested in this brand and the Wild One as well. They are very open about who they’re working with, so I appreciate the transparency. Price might be a little steep for this particular model, but they’ve also got some nice stuff for about half the price. I got to check out a couple in person recently (not the Wild One) and they seem to be very well-made and good “bang for the buck”. I am hoping to see more in person soon and really want to see a Wild One in person to see how it feels.


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Old 9 December 2022, 05:41 PM   #13
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The brand became somewhat "famous" in Switzerland because some of our most successful hockey players are involved (e.g. Roman Josi (current captain of the Preds) and Mark Streit (Stanley Cup Winner with the Penguins and former captain of the Islanders). Imo they have quite a few interesting models that I could see myself buying, however I also think that the price points are a little ambitious for such a new brand.
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Old 9 December 2022, 11:01 PM   #14
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I got to try these in person last week. They are supremely comfortable on the wrist. Very light and contoured to the wrist. I have too many watches as it is, so I didn't buy one. Do you have a retailer nearby to try?
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