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Snyper One Watch Review

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If you are in the market for a high-end sports watch, you certainly have no shortage of options in terms of both design and price point. Easily the most exciting area of wrist watch design “innovation” is in the realm of sport watches, where materials, aesthetic designs, functionality, and inspirations are routinely played with and added to. If you are into bold, macho timepieces, then prepare yourself (if you haven’t already) for an often odd and always interesting world of the good, the bad, the weird, and the wonderful. Today, I’d like to look at two versions of the Snyper One – the original model which now comes in a slew of variants from this Swiss watch company first debuted in around 2010.

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The Snyper One watch was originally designed by Jean-Francois Ruchonnet – a talented watch designer and all-around controversial figure in the watch industry. He is responsible for other popular watch designs such as the TAG Heuer Monaco V4. As far as I know, Mr. Ruchonnet is no longer active in the watch industry, or at least in watch design. He actually was a co-founder of the Snyper brand – which is currently under new ownership, as it has been for the last few years.

Snyper’s current owners have continued to develop the brand and have stayed surprisingly true to the original concept which was about creating ultra modern sport watches inspired by military equipment – namely sniper rifles. One of the key gimmicks of Snyper watches was the design of a hard point on the side of the case which was meant serve as a connection point for the attachment of various modules. While different in execution, I am going to place this concept in the same basket as the clip-on Instrument collection that attach to Linde Werdelin watches.

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So I will more or less begin by talking about the two modules I got to play with on these Snyper One watches. Detachable and meant to go with the look and feel of the watches, the modules I had were a lighter/cigar cutter, and also an LED flashlight/laser pointer. Oddly sticking off the side of the watch like an attached weapon, these toys are meant to enhance the military fantasy inherent in the design of the watch. I don’t think anyone is claiming that these modules are particularly useful (even if they do work as intended), which places them in the category of “toy.” Is that a bad thing? No. But the person buying a watch like this must not only know these are toys, but also be the type of person who celebrates the idea of playing with toys (as an adult).

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If you are an over-funded adolescent who like to play war games, then this is going to be a perfect timepiece to wear with your camouflage pants while playing Call of Duty. Again, nothing wrong with that – but it isn’t for everyone. Thus, we have niche, sniper rifle-inspired luxury timepieces like this.

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As someone who has never grown out of loving toys, I am amenable to the notion of a timepiece such as this. With that said, I wear watches like the Snyper One being fully cognizant that it is not a watch for all occasions. First, you need to pull off wearing a watch like this; and second, you need places to wear a watch like this to. Whether you can meet each of those requirements is going to be a personal question that only you can answer.

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With that said, between the many variations of the Snyper One watch, there are those which are a bit more mainstream than others. Perhaps I am overstating the niche factor of the Snyper One timepiece, considering watches out there like the Hublot Big Bang UNICO and Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore are not that different in theme. Things do change, however, with the module attached to the Snyper One – which, as I am sure you can imagine, is my enduring memory of wearing these very special watches.

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  • word-merchant

    Now this company is who Invicta should’ve bought. They are surely soul mates.

    • I was thinking the same thing as I read this post.

      • Nick Chang

        Touché. Both as gaudy as gaudy gets

  • Dénes Albert

    I like both the concept and the execution of this… thing. Among many other things, the crown styling emulates the elevation/windage dials of sniper scopes. I would even consider buying one for the sheer fun factor – at one third of the price.

  • I’d have to mount the mini-bazooka if this was my watch so I could shoot myself in the face for buying it. I’m not opposed to the concept of adding tools to a watch. I just don’t care for the watch you have to attach the stuff to is all. Not exactly cheap for a 7750-ish watch either. I’m glad this watch was covered, but it’s just not for me.

    • Boogur T. Wang

      Lasers Bro…with the heat of 10,000 Suns.

      Ridiculous…just add a Picatinny rail and do the thing correct. It will still be ridiculous.

  • IanE

    If they supplied a hand-grenade attachment, you would have to think for a moment about which bit you would rather throw at your enemies! Guess the small kid inside me has finally grown up.

  • Boogur T. Wang

    Silly.
    From concept thru design and final apparition.

  • Boogur T. Wang

    “$8,200 each for these reference 10.260.00 (Yellow) and 10.350.00 (Vintage) model”
    Just ridiculous. Must be aiming at the Middle Eastern/African sales market.
    “Would reviewer personally wear it: Yes.’
    You are losing major points on this one Bro.

    • Ariel Adams

      Wear and spend money on, are two different things.

      • So then, would you spend money on it? I’d wear pretty much anything that someone gave me for free.

        • SuperStrapper

          Butt plug corsage?

          • If it was worth $8,000 and had a laser attached? Yes.

          • laup nomis

            And played music. Then everybody could come round on Sunday night, and listen to the Top 40 countdown coming from your butt. (With the added light show, if you’re having lasers).

      • Shinytoys

        and money doesn’t give a Tinker’s Damn” who it belongs to 🙂 Cheers !

        • Berndt Norten

          Exactly. It is not from the benevolence of the butcher, the brewer, or the baker (let alone the watchmaker) that we expect our goodies…

    • Shinytoys

      you know you secretly want one 🙂 If they throw in Mark’s Amazon suggestion, I want one of each…

  • laup nomis

    Some quotes from the article:

    “Key gimmick”.
    “Military fantasy”.
    “Lighter/cigarette cutter”.
    “Category of toy”.
    “Over funded adolescent who likes to play war games”.
    “Classic militarised despotic personality”.

    Am I the only one who thinks the reviewer hated it?

    • The Old Watcheroo

      u forgot “jerry can”

  • john coleman

    Call me childish but as a fun thing l like it. I love gadgets so the camera module would suit me fine. Price is silly but hey, a lottery win would do the business!!

  • john coleman

    The black one!!

  • Raymond Wilkie

    Some folks have to much time n their hands. This is awful.

  • I’m going to resist the temptation of posting an image, but here is a product on Amazon that if sized for this watch as a “tool” might also be sized for the wearers of the watch. https://www.amazon.com/Experience-Pocket-Artificial-Vaginal-Masturbator/dp/B00MM32JES

    • Raymond Wilkie

      Aaaaagh ! You made me look !

    • laup nomis

      Giggity giggity goo

      (Google it if you don’t know it).

      • Glen Q. – no need to Google it.

      • beardedman

        I’m so incredibly sorry I Goggled that. Images and sounds that will torment me for at least the next 10 minutes… ugh.

    • SuperStrapper

      An actual quote from the product description: “It could create an excitement level that is in between that of Treasure and Billow.”

      So, I bought all they had. Looks like my Prime membership just paid for itself.

    • Bill W

      So it comes w/ a flashlight module and a fleshlight module?

    • spiceballs

      gross – –

      • That’s why I did not hack an image of the watch with this thing as an attachment 🙂

    • John Effing Zoidberg

      Perfect module for our buddy SuperStrapon.

      • SuperStrapper

        Skeletor! I knew you’d be back in a proper failtroll visage! Still obsessed with me I see. So very flattering. Say something cute.

        • John Effing Zoidberg

          Again with the name-calling. I’m so sad now.

  • SuperStrapper

    Would never consider owning one, but I do enjoy that burnished steel look. Now if only someone would employ it on a watch worth considering…

    • Check out the Zenith Pilot cafe racer.

      • SuperStrapper

        Yes, that is nice. And I’m a fan of that Zenith range. Can’t say I’m a fan of the caseback though. I’ve wanted to ‘cafe’ my bonneville (although I’m also shopping for a scrambler that might be better suited for it) for a while now, but a pilot’s watch dedicated to a motorcycle niche is a little… awkward.

        • Chaz

          It’s all about getting early ownership of something super niche nowadays to create a need where none was needed before.

      • laup nomis

        I love the looks of that watch. If it was a little smaller it would be perfect.

  • This is really funny. I am holding out for the version with a coffee holder and hat stand.

    • American market version will have cup holders for sure (just like cars).

      • Not ambitious enough – I want their own futuristic mini thermos to attach to it! Did I mention the thermos needs to also have a laser? It does.

      • Shinytoys

        and missle launcher 🙂

      • Chaz

        And they’ll be twice as large to accommodate American lard assedness

    • laup nomis

      Nothing short of a fold-out, and fully stocked bar attachment, will make me look twice at this.

    • Gokart Mozart

      Living in London I would like a tea bag holder instead and a pop out umbrella as per inspector gadget.

  • Coert Welman

    Love the gunmetal. Love the staggered day-date windows. The overall look is also not too bad.

    Seriously dislike the size and the price. I do realise that 1980s action heroes are all built like brick outhouses, but that watch is simply too large for the majority of the population.

  • hatster

    All things being equal, the angles and cut-outs on the case would mean anyone taking it ‘off-road’ would spend their evenings cleaning out all the muck caught up in the case. Or is there a cleaning tool that clips on the side and vacuums it all out?

  • Yojimbo

    I bid heavy on one of these in the Sylvester Stallone auction that HA conducted a few months ago, I still don’t know why and am thankful I didn’t win.

    • The Old Watcheroo

      they have to pay me above the minumum wage to write a review of this watch

    • Nick Chang

      This is a watch made for Rambo so only Rambo is worthy of it

  • Peter

    Looks like something you’d find at the night market in Bangkok or Phuket.

    • Yojimbo

      do you like to laser scope the lady boys?

    • crezo

      Haha, i just got back from there 3 days ago, even the ‘special thailand editions’ for £20 were better finished than this. Hell, even the £5 ‘G-Shucks’ looked better made 😉

  • Omegaboy

    I’m ordering wee dram module.

    • john coleman

      LOL!!

    • Berndt Norten

      Nicholas II hid flasks of cognac in his boots. Why hasn’t someone created a modern version of this brilliant disguise?

      • Boogur T. Wang

        Some maker probably does offer a flask with a timepiece installed.

        • Berndt Norten

          Well I’ll start googling!

        • Yojimbo

          I’ll drink to that

          • Nick Chang

            I can also imagine the great Toshiro Mifune drinking to that from the heavens above 😉

  • I love how’s there’s a “vintage” model, no doubt harkening back to the days when a gentleman would swagger through the drawing room, champagne coupe in hand, pause to remove his pocketwatch from his waistcoat, and casually disengage the Daguerreotype module from the case, to the delight of the swooning ladies.

    • Yojimbo

      you get points just for using the word module

    • John Effing Zoidberg

      I’m guessing they just had the cigar cutter module back then.

  • Shawn Lavigne

    i think the watch alone is kinda’ cool looking in a mechanical G sort of way. i’d wear it if it was gifted, but i certainly wouldn’t buy it.

  • bcarbs

    Oh cool, an $8000 watch that meatheads will mistake for an Invicta they saw at the mall. The world needs more watches like this.

    • sethsez

      I wouldn’t blame those “meatheads” for thinking it’s a cheap mall watch, because it looks precisely like one. The joke would be on the person who bought the watch, not the person who wasn’t aware of its cost.

      You might as well just write “money can’t buy taste” on your arm in Sharpie to get the same effect for $8,200 cheaper.

  • Lawrence

    Looks like a plastic dummy version of the proplof (in the article picture)

  • Marius

    Looking at the rather uncouth watches that ABTW reviewed lately, I will go ahead and ask the two obvious questions.

    1. Did that high school kid Chayton Grosvner end up acquiring ABTW. If the high school kid Chayton Grosvner didn’t buy out ABTW, was he hired as the new editor-in-chief?

    2. Where does ABTW find these watches? Practically speaking, these timepieces are the alternative of scraping the bottom of the barrel.

    Now, please keep in mind that these questions are purely rethorical. I couldn’t care less about what happens to others as my only interest concerns me, myself and Marius.

    • Dinkee, H. O.

      My offer to Ariel Adams to be an intern on my blog still stands.

    • Boogur T. Wang

      And yet you continue to offer your comments as if they, your comments, were in any way, other than in a troll-like manner, meaningful.

      • Yojimbo

        #istandwithmarius

  • Shinytoys

    James Bond would be jealous, but he’d be digging the 7750. Props for most uniquely unusual watch. Can I get a sidewinder launcher so I can keep my foes at bay 🙂

  • Shinytoys

    Where is the Court Jester when he’s needed most??? The sense of humor has definitely left the room….hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha

  • funNactive

    Invicta competition @ 80X the street price (on 10X the retail price)

  • TriggerMG

    If there was a cutting laser attachment or working gun I would totally buy this for $200. Pew pew pew.

  • Chaz

    How about a watch inspired by timekeeping?

  • Michael Hartmann

    Bond, James Bond…..(cue music)

    • Boogur T. Wang

      More like Mall Cop or Mall Ninja

  • Kuroji

    It takes brass balls to sell watches.

    • Chaz

      You gotta be nuts…

  • The Old Watcheroo

    might be too much heat for the TSA

  • mrw55

    Snyper Watch or Submariner?
    Give me a second.

  • Gokart Mozart

    Come back Sinn Dual strap holder. All is forgiven.

  • Gokart Mozart

    I was laughing too much looking at the pictures to read the article properly, but how much are the modules, i hope they are better value

  • crezo

    $8000?! God daaamn! I thought this was one of those uber cheap £20 ‘gearbest’ offers that pop up allnover the place.

    The finishing, case edges, coatings and dial look rough even for a £100 watch.

    Genuinely shocked!

    Im all for novelties and somethign different, but come on.

    Good luck to this company, at least in a year or two when they shut down someone can buy them for a few quid and pick up the movements they have wasted. I’m hoping they will go for the £1 price that BHS went for and i can clean up 😉

  • Nick Chang

    I can definitely picture the guys in ‘The Expendables’ wearing this…but $8k for a sports watch that’s only 100m WR? I suppose you won’t see these on the wrists of ‘real’ warriors like Navy Seals, SAS, or Marine Force Recon. Like the author said, I think this piece is more fitting for hardcore Call of Duty players or wannabe weekend warriors with deep pockets.

    As for the module attachments: light/cigar cutter/laser pointer? I’d be more impressed if they can accommodate widgets that have actual tactical use…like a ‘wrist bayonet’ or a wrist gatling gun used by ‘Deadshot’…or like that Seiko worn by Roger Moore as 007 that shoots cyanide and exploding darts in ‘Moonraker’! LOL

  • cg

    Silliness! And why “snyper” misspelling? The watch has nothing to do with shooting. Is it for wannabe military posers? This is a shooters watch:
    http://www.511tactical.com/hrt-titanium-watch.html

  • sethsez

    I’ve always wanted to wear a gaudy PC gaming case from 2003 on my wrist, but until now I’ve only been able to pay up to $30 or so for the privilege. Now that this thing costs $8,200 and has vague relations to being Swiss at least a few people will be embarrassed into thinking it’s appropriate for adults. Yay!

    I just have one question: I know it’s got 100m WR, but how much Mountain Dew can it withstand?

  • Charles Ford

    This junk looks like a $200 Invicta, without the charm and quality.

  • Richard Mui

    The real kicker is and I quote “Mr. Ruchonnet is no longer active in the watch industry, or at least in watch design…”

    With designs like these? Hmm, I wonder why…

  • goju1

    What does a mother say to her ugly daughter? “Don’t worry darling, there’s someone for everyone”.

  • Ranchracer

    This wouldn’t be out of place in a case of $50 Invictas.

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