Think You Know Large Wrist Watches? See The MUSK MR2129 Watch, Although It Is Really Hard To Miss

Think You Know Large Wrist Watches? See The MUSK MR2129 Watch, Although It Is Really Hard To Miss

MR2129a

Leave it to the Japanese to release products with a very limited market, albeit sometimes a very dedicated market. The MUSK MR2129 has a mission. That mission was to be the largest, goofiest looking wrist watch ever. Taking styling cues from a number of popular watches, especially the Rolex Datejust and Daytona, the MUSK MR2129 has familiar looks even though it is huge. We are talking novelty big here. The entire watch weights over 1.5 pounds with a 90mm wide face.

The features on this quartz movement based watch are actually rather interesting. Aside from telling the time, you have an alarm (represented by the large red hand), a thermometer with two scales (one dial for Celsius and another separate dial for Fahrenheit), and a hygrometer used to measure the relative humidity. This might mean the watch is mean to be placed on a watch or desk, which it certainly can be I am sure.

MUSK MR 2129 Watch 2

I love the completely nonsensical MUSK logo. You have an intertwined male and female symbol, though this is clearly not a unisex watch. Actually, I take that back, this is not a watch for a man or woman, as it would look equally silly on anyone's wrist. Thus the logo fits perfectly with the other elements of this watch that make no sense. It is only a matter of time before you see some wearing a MUSK MR2129 around their neck.

The point making a watch like this two-fold. First is an exercise in excess. Merely making something large and bloated for the point of it. A proverbial chuckle to the norms and customs that govern our tastes and actions. This results in shock value, along with the ability to say that you have the largest, craziest, and most outspoken watch around. The price point of this watches makes it clear. This isn't around to a fine timepiece. While it doesn't look particularly crappy, I am sure it is not meant for longevity. Second, this watch is humorous artwork. A true extension of pop culture criticism commenting on the value we may place in luxury goods. The functions of this watch are best used while it is not on one's wrist (as body heat will detract from the thermometer's ability to accurately tell ambient temperatures). So the watch is a desk item hearkening to our love of social commentary.

These watches were actually relatively inexpensive, going for about $210.00 brand new. Never available directly within the US, no doubt a few examples are floating around or will show up on eBay from time to time. If you simply must have a MUSK MR2129 watch, when wearing it (if that is even practically possible), please don't flail your arms around wildly as this is sure to cause injury to someone, or yourself.

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  • Boby

    Gone are the days when wrist watch was just an instrument for checking time but now just have a look at the above model. Awesome!
    Hey guys do you know how many type of display you can have in your wrist watch. yesterday while visiting a website I found an article http://www.octanmen.com/articleDetail/313/watch-time-style.htm I got this useful information and I just wanted to share it with you people.

  • http://ablogtowatch.com admin

    So this gentleman above’s link is to a very funny (not intentionally so) Indian (in English though) website, where there is a completely uninformed article on watches and design. I give the author credit for trying, but it is really amusing how little they know, lol. Well this is homebrew SEO at its finest.

  • http://nil----------- arjun

    hey admin guy,i tried to find this watch,but could not, i saw a guy on plane, wearing this watch he was not willing to sell it even for 1000 bucks.can you guide me where can you find 55mm diameter alarm wristwatches coz i’m well built.thanx.

  • http://nil----------- arjun

    hello,mr. adams,i tried to find this watch,but could not, i saw a guy on plane, wearing this watch he was not willing to sell it even for 1000 bucks.can you guide me where can you find 55mm diameter alarm wristwatches coz i’m well built.thanx.

  • http://nil----------- arjun

    some info about this watch is, it was made in japan by musk for fun purpose,but its a serious watch or timepiece,not a crappy one.these watches sold like hot cakes,you had black dial and a white or silver colour dial.it comes in a wooden box,for 210$ as said by mr.adams.

  • http://ablogtowatch.com admin

    Hi there,
    Hard to say where you can get this Musk watch. You are right, they are all sold out. However, if you want a nice large watch 55mm and over, there are a few option. On the higher end, there is a super large Breitling called the Jumbo Jet, and of course the 55mm and over U-Boat watches. You also have a watches like Invicta and Welder that have some nice looking but huge watches. Let me know how it goes with the watch search.

  • http://nil----------- arjun

    thanx for the info.you have any idea about custom alarm watch makers in netherlands?

  • http://ablogtowatch.com admin

    Hello Arjun,
    I can’t say that I know any specific custom watch makers in The Netherlands, though there must be some. I am not sure why you need a custom alarm watch, but you can probably go to 121Time:

    http://ablogtowatch.com/2008/03/15/customized-and-personalized-watches-made-to-order-at-121timecom-cool-in-concept-and-execution/

    They have customizable watches, and I am sure they have at least a few alarm watches. Of course there are also mechanical alarm watches, which can be very expensive, especially for a custom watch. Hope that helps.

  • http://nil----------- arjun

    thanx mr.adams if i’m not wrong,ya last year itself i contacted one mr.jean ribordy in 121 TIME. but he could not find or make a 2.5 inch diameter alarm watches for me.thats the thing, it really sucks to have a 18 inches wrist.but thanx for your prompt reply.have a nice day.

  • http://nil----------- arjun

    love both exotic,and gizmo gadget watches.as a watch designer i want to design a watch phone with 5 mega pixel camera,10 gb storage capacity,with memory expansion slot.hey admin guy please check out in google mannon maneenawa’s wrist phone concepts and tell your opinion.have an excellent day.

  • http://nil----------- arjun

    hi love both exotic,and gizmo gadget watches.as a watch designer i want to design a watch phone with 5 mega pixel camera,10 gb storage capacity,with memory expansion slot.hey admin guy please check out in google mannon maneenawa’s wrist phone concepts and tell your opinion.have an excellent day.

  • http://ablogtowatch.com admin

    Arjun,
    Nice to hear from you. I love that Manon Maneenawa Triple Phone concept. You can be assured I will discuss it shortly. Technology isn’t quite up to snuff with your dream watch phone, but in a few years we certainly will be. A major problem with cameras on phones is not the megapixel count, but the size of the lens. You can jam in as many pixels as you like, but you still need to have a decently sized lens for quality image capturing. That will be the real trick. Take care until I hear from you again.

  • http://nil----------- arjun

    thanx BRO for the encouragement,in case of a good sized lens, size of wrist concept phones need to be considerably big,my point is 1) do people prefer large size watches? 2) or do they want traditional thin,nominal watches? by the way i would love to spend on sci-fi gadgets and gizmos i want something new,sleek and unique.TONS OF FEATURES.thanks.

  • http://ablogtowatch.com admin

    Arjun,
    As you know, big watches are really in right now. I think there is a size limit to what most people will actually wear. Beyond a certain size, it just gets in the way. For me, it is about width of the face. I like my watch to make a statement, and I like it to look masculine. I just can’t help but feel as though anything under 40mm looks dainty. I’d be happy wearing a 44-50mm watch everyday!
    Watch gadgets are getting more popular, but it takes a lot of convincing to get the public interested. Take for instance the Microsoft SPOT watch. It was dead from when it started being sold. Why? Cause the subscription price and need to charge it each night just didn’t compare with the limited utility.
    In time as batteries get more advanced, and screens get sharper, you will see a lot more interesting things. I got really excited to see these new round OLED screens which will herald a new wave of really good techno watches:

    http://ablogtowatch.com/2008/05/15/the-watch-lcd-revolution-is-on-the-horizon-lg-releases-first-circular-color-lcd-screens/

    Then later in time you might see more releases like this:

    http://ablogtowatch.com/2007/12/11/future-watch-tech-revealed-nokia-eco-sesnor-concept-is-a-digital-watch-you-want-to-wear/

    That is a future I look forward to.

  • http://nil----------- arjun

    thanks for your reply bro, i’ll get back to you with few more unique gadgets.some how i did not like the concept of subscription price,and then charging regularly.

  • http://nil----------- arjun

    sorry forgot to mention THE NOKIA-ECO-SENSOR-CONCEPT.WITH ALL THE BELLS-N-WHISTLES is really fantastic,promising,waiting to put my hands on it in future.lovely thanks,and send me some more interesting concepts if you come across.have a nice day.

  • http://nil----------- arjun

    hi there,r u there?hello?

  • http://ablogtowatch.com admin

    Hi Arjun,
    I am here. How are things with you? Any new watches on your radar?

  • http://nil----------- arjun

    nice to hear from you bro check out ellie man concept watch phone for breitling.ellie man is a designer from florida,the watch phone concept is awsome please find it in google,waiting for reviews,thanx.

  • http://nil----------- arjun

    probably the next bond gadget.

  • http://nil----------- arjun

    another BOND GADGET kinda stuff is designer blair miller concept wrist phone and mp3 player called’cricket’,check out in google,and your reviews please.

  • http://ablogtowatch.com admin

    Arjun,
    Been busy lately, but I will check it out. I always love the referrals. Talk to you soon.

  • http://www.watchesfact.com/dkny-watches.htm Ricky

    Ohh! Huge wrist watch 1.5 pounds aah it will defiantly break my wrist :)

  • http://ablogtowatch.com admin

    Ricky,
    You’d think that 1.5 pounds on your wrist is a lot. It probably feels that way at first, but you’d be surprised how quickly you acclimate to it. Just think of it as a passive way of lifting weights!

  • http://nil----------- arjun

    hi there another dick tracy watch,but this time it breitling yes,its a watch phone designed by designer ellie man, using motorola system platform check it out.cheers.

  • http://ablogtowatch.com admin

    Hi Arjun,
    This is a pretty cool concept, but it is still very basic at this point. A link to it can be viewed here:

    http://www.elieman.com/cell%20phone/CELL-PHONE.html

    We are seeing a lot of these types of designs; combining cell phones and other products. The combination here is logical because many people these days use their cell phone as a watch. Not a very fashionable watch, but a time keeper nonetheless. Elie Man takes this to a logical point, intersecting the idea of a rugged luxury watch, with a phone. Its paramount function is neither phone nor watch. But both. Interestingly enough, the only ‘phone’ functions on the face of the Breitling branded watch is a battery and signal meter. Nice find!

  • http://nil----------- arjun

    then again another godzilla watch phone in japs market its a WILCOM WRIST PHONE/WATCH, WHICH HAS A 2.5 INCH LCD SCREEN,i’ll comw with details after i finish my project work,baeeeeeeeeeee!

  • http://www.theshoeshopping.com/ David

    Hi, i have one hug watch same like that hug watches looks cool on wrist…

  • http://nil----------- arjun

    convergence wrist gadgets is the order of the day,wrist watch or phones with many cool features,and durability etc.

  • http://---------------------------------------------------------- arjun

    HI ADMIN GUY,THIS IS ARJUN,I’M BACK.SORRY BEEN BUSY THESE DAYS,BUDDY CHECK OUT REBOSUS WATCHES FROM GERMANY THEY ARE LARGE AT 63MM DIAMETER,AND I SAW A DIESEL WATCH FOR 389$ AND THE WATCH MEASURES 65MM DIAMETER,YES 65MM.AND CHECK OUT TAUCHMEISTER AND HAFFSTREUNER WATCHES WHICH ARE 52MM AND ABOVE WITH ALARM.AND VERY IMPORTANTLY GADGET LOVERS CHECK OUT,JAPAN’S WILCOM WATCH PHONE WITH 2.4 INCH SCREEN.THANK YOU.

    • http://ablogtowatch.com admin

      Hi Arjun,
      Nice to hear from you. I’ve known about Rebosus, but just check them out again. Pretty big watches – not to original in style, but pretty nice with decent price. Tauchmeister is also one of those similar brands. Good suggestions. I will check them all out. Take care.

  • http://---------------------------------------------------------- arjun

    JAPANS WILCOM WATCH PHONE ARE VERY VERY HIGH QUALITY HIGH-END WATCH PHONES FOR CLASSY CUSTOMERS.

  • http://----------------------- arjun

    hay thanx buddy i agree with you rebosus and tauchmeister and haffstreuner watches are a copy (in design) of EXPENSIVE U-BOAT WATCHES,but hay they all are designed by same watch designer/manufacturrer,only difference is THE WATCH MOVEMENTS,,,,AND FEATURES,QUALITY.
    U-BOAT WATCHES RETAIL FOR AROUND 10 GRAND $,not many can afford so they are made affordable by alternate quartz analog watches like tauchmeister and haffstreuner watches.check out tauchmeister watch demo in YOU-TUBE,just type tauchmeister alarm watch.cheers.

  • http://----------------------- arjun

    haffstreuner watches also has a large 47mm (without plate and crown) face alarm watch in two colours,and tauchmeister has a 53mm diameter (without crown)alarm watch admin guy can you try to make a review of these two specific watches?? and their photo on wrists for size reference will be appreciated.thank you.

  • http://----------------------- arjun

    yeah and admin guy,i found this watch for your interest.
    the hublot million $ diamond studded watch.
    check out in you-tube.some bald guy speaks about it.
    just guessing which grade of diamonds they have used in these watches (coz industrial grade diamonds are inferrior in quality compared to D-FLAWLESS DIAMONDS)CHEERS.

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