Oct 20, 2006 7:14 PM
Sorry for my impatient everyone. But I was wondering if anyone could shed some more light on the M2?
Dann Thombs
Oct 20, 2006 7:19 PM
Was supposed to be a Fall release according to the PoP release schedule. I'll see if I can dig up anything else.
Oct 20, 2006 7:33 PM
That's what I thought also and that's also why I've been wondering why there hasn't been much said about it.

Thanks Dann that would be great!
Dann Thombs
Oct 20, 2006 7:44 PM
10/1 was the release date last December. The Q4 PoP release doesn't mention anything other than eyewear.
Oct 20, 2006 9:34 PM
Thanks Dann. I wonder what happened? Maybe they're waiting till next year for some reason?
Wilson Ng
Oct 20, 2006 10:03 PM
i've been itching to see some news on the M2 myself. so far it's been elusive after all this time. did the Time Tank even take this long to unveil?
Dann Thombs
Oct 20, 2006 10:49 PM
I saw Time Tank in May 2005, so that took a bit of time.
I Con
Oct 21, 2006 12:07 AM
TT was scheduled well over two years in advance of the actual release.

It takes about six months, minimum, to get a new eyewear style to market, and given that you have to deal with suppliers for watches I'd imagine that period is twice as long.

M2 = new digital?
Dann Thombs
Oct 21, 2006 2:53 AM
No it's analog. I don't think digital will ever be on the menu again.
Oct 21, 2006 3:14 AM
There is still talk of Digital but its still several years out. (High Tec. Digital not just a plain old digital watch)
I Con
Oct 21, 2006 3:50 AM
It would make sense... a digital compass, GPS, thermometer and all that? Or something more entertainment-themed? A watch with an MP3 function and Bluetooth would make the whole O Rokr concept a lot cooler.

Obviously the old digital watches were a bit pointless. They didn't look particularly special and you can get a Casio for $20 with the same 100-lap memory feature...
Oct 21, 2006 5:12 AM
But Neil, the Oakley digital displays put the Casio's to shame. And they look way better and feel nicer too. I do think the price point was off, but otherwise I'm a big fan.
Oct 21, 2006 6:22 AM
The liquid crystal display was particularly sharp at the time (2000) the problem was Oakley never advanced beyond that.

www.drchop shop.com
Oct 21, 2006 9:39 AM
very true...they didn't really have that "POP" Oakley is known for either...They are very nice and durable, but they don't demand attention like all the other Oakley stuff, and being that the sports watch market is UBER SATURATED, you have to stand out in a way that is either features like no other, or draws so much attention, you have to have it...Just a slight miss, but I think they will tear it up on the next run...
I Con
Oct 21, 2006 10:29 PM
Well, there's that and there were a buttload of defective ones.

Every third or fourth D1 we got had to be sent back because the display would just turn black when you activated the backlight.
Oct 23, 2006 7:47 PM
Really I'm surprised to hear that. I've never had a problem with my D1. Well I guess sometimes products can be buggy. But mine has been running fine since day 1.

I was really hoping the M2 would be released soon. I wanted to see it before I made a decision on the Time Tank. Even though the TT is a must have and getting one is inevitable, I still was hoping to see a less expensive model be released before the holidays.

Paul Sollenberger
Jan 20, 2008 8:59 PM
April for the new watches - it is going to be called the Crankcase - target around $800, metal bracelet rubber bracelet and then 2 sizes, similar to Holeshot large/small.
Jan 21, 2008 6:08 PM
Great news, thanks Paul!!
Dann Thombs
Jan 21, 2008 6:51 PM
Added a few new models to the DB. I have the colorways entered into another table, but I won't move them over to the production one until it's closer to release.
Feb 1, 2008 11:14 AM
Crankcase looks gorgeous; I can't wait. Paul, Any idea on the size of the smaller version? I've only seen the larger with the metal band myself.

In other news, the Judge 2 was disappointing... but maybe the colorways of the Jury 2 might save it...

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