27 thoughts on “Wednesday Sports: 18-8-1”

  1. Never heard of this! Looks like the good-natured fellows who play are having fun, getting stronger and learning clever tactics.

    Beware though of the new Olympic hybrid sport – Sumo-Schwingen!

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  2. Pencilvania:
    Never heard of this! Looks like the good-natured fellows who play are having fun, getting stronger and learning clever tactics.

    Beware though of the new Olympic hybrid sport – Sumo-Schwingen!

    Why the sawdust? In Japan they compact dirt to wrestle on.

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  3. Pencilvania:
    Never heard of this! Looks like the good-natured fellows who play are having fun, getting stronger and learning clever tactics.

    Beware though of the new Olympic hybrid sport – Sumo-Schwingen!

    How about synchronized Schwingen?

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  4. drlorentz:

    Dime:
    You are probably wondering what the Swiss do to have a good time.

    You mean it’s not just cuckoo clocks,  chocolate, and numbered bank accounts?

    Don’t make fun of the former watchmakers. What time does your Seiko/Casio have?

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  5. drlorentz:

    Pencilvania:
    Never heard of this! Looks like the good-natured fellows who play are having fun, getting stronger and learning clever tactics.

    Beware though of the new Olympic hybrid sport – Sumo-Schwingen!

    How about synchronized Schwingen?

    How about the WSE? It is like the WWE not on steroids.

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  6. 10 Cents:
    Don’t make fun of the former watchmakers. What time does your Seiko/Casio have?

    As of 2013 (the last year for which I can find data), the top ten watch manufacturers by market share (sales) were:

    1. Swatch (CH)
    2. Richemont (CH)
    3. Rolex (CH)
    4. Fossil (US)
    5. LVMH/Bulgari (FR)
    6. Citizen (JP)
    7. Seiko (JP)
    8. Patek Philippe (CH)
    9. Casio (JP)
    10. Audemars Piguet (CH)

    Switerland is doing pretty well in the watch business.  There is a huge amount of incest in the watch industry.  The Swatch semiconductor fab located 15 km from my house, for example, makes the chips for Rolex’s electronic watches, and the Swatch parent company (SMH) now owns many of the super-luxury Swiss mechanical watch brands.

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  7. John Walker:

    10 Cents:
    Don’t make fun of the former watchmakers. What time does your Seiko/Casio have?

    As of 2013 (the last year for which I can find data), the top ten watch manufacturers by market share (sales) were:

    1. Swatch (CH)
    2. Richemont (CH)
    3. Rolex (CH)
    4. Fossil (US)
    5. LVMH/Bulgari (FR)
    6. Citizen (JP)
    7. Seiko (JP)
    8. Patek Philippe (CH)
    9. Casio (JP)
    10. Audemars Piguet (CH)

    Switerland is doing pretty well in the watch business.  There is a huge amount of incest in the watch industry.  The Swatch semiconductor fab located 15 km from my house, for example, makes the chips for Rolex’s electronic watches, and the Swatch parent company (SMH) now owns many of the super-luxury Swiss mechanical watch brands.

    This list looks suspect because Rolex is number 3. Do they really sell that many watches? I would think Casio sells more watches than Seiko because they are cheaper.

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  8. 10 Cents:
    This list looks suspect because Rolex is number 3.

    This is by revenue, not unit sales.  Rolex sells far fewer units, but the unit price is much greater.

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  9. John Walker:

    10 Cents:
    This list looks suspect because Rolex is number 3.

    This is by revenue, not unit sales.  Rolex sells far fewer units, but the unit price is much greater.

    So Swiss is the home of the overpriced watch. Is there a list by number of watches?

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  10. 10 Cents:
    Here is an Amazon.com list of best sellers.

    Of course, these are best sellers at Amazon.com, not even Amazon sites worldwide.  I doubt if these are representative of worldwide unit sales through all channels.

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  11. John Walker:

    10 Cents:
    Here is an Amazon.com list of best sellers.

    Of course, these are best sellers at Amazon.com, not even Amazon sites worldwide.  I doubt if these are representative of worldwide unit sales through all channels.

    I think it is more representative of unit sales but don’t know the worldwide data. Let’s settle this in the ring, John. I am putting on my schwingerhosen now. 

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  12. 10 Cents:
    I think it is more representative of unit sales but don’t know the worldwide data. Let’s settle this in the ring, John. I am putting on my schwingerhosen now.

    This will be on pay-per-view, yes?

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  13. Phil Turmel:

    10 Cents:
    I think it is more representative of unit sales but don’t know the worldwide data. Let’s settle this in the ring, John. I am putting on my schwingerhosen now.

    This will be on pay-per-view, yes?

    John will have the home sawdust advantage but I am younger and I will cheat.

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  14. John Walker:

    10 Cents:
    John will have the home sawdust advantage but I am younger and I will cheat.

    Watch out for the nano-bots in the sawdust.  Doooh!  Stupid grey goo!

    Oh, I was wrong. John will stoop to performance enhancing nano-bots. I will cheat the old-fashion way, Nair in his schwingerhosen.

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