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Kim Kardashian's best buddy was roughed up by a wannabe mugger soon after Instagramming his $500,000 gold watch in a flash cafe, according to a New York gossip column. Jonathan Cheban, who frequently appears on the execrable reality show Keeping Up with the Kardashians, was busy chowing down on an alfresco lobster lunch at the …

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Just goes to show... money can't buy you taste... that is one hideous looking watch.

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Re: "money can't buy you taste..."

... it can't buy you sense either!

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can't buy you brains either.

Though methink the watch does fit the Kardashian look perfectly.

One thing that stuck in my mind re. Kim, besides all the tabloid crap during supermarket checkouts.

Some years back, Consumer Reports found, in reviewing celebrity branded credit cards, Kim's version was the worst in how much it gouged its users financially.

Nice gal, to screw her adoring fans, nope?

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Re: can't buy you brains either.

That's because the licensing for quasi-branded cards goes through three or four intermediaries, who each add a %. It's not especially cheap to do, but you too can have JLV branded credit card and sign up all your enemies.

Say, I know a guy, who knows a guy. I can set you up with him for .08% of future transactions...

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Re: can't buy you brains either.

Skimming certainly happens, but those financial arrangements exist with other celebrities as well.

Odd that the skimming was the heaviest in Keeping Up With The Kardashians-land, no? Could it possibly be because her cut was bigger than the other celebs'?

YMMV, but I choose blame it more directly on the gold-digging b**ch, not on unknown circumstances. May be unwarranted, but it could hardly happen to a nicer person ;-)

And, sorry, Business Insider, not Consumer Report:

http://gawker.com/5693964/kim-kardashians-credit-card-may-be-the-worst-credit-card-ever

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Proof, if proof were needed, that having a lot of money doesn't mean you're not a chav.

Couldn't have happened to a more appropriate person.

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Phwoarrr!

It's stories like these that make scum like me content with our lot and entirely satisfied that we are not mingling with these high-fliers - are they planted on purpose? I wonder.

The watch however, looks amazing - not to wear, but just to look at.

Earlier this year I saw a watch selling for £240,000 at Selfridges. Obviously that's for a lower income crowd.

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High-flyer ? Hardly.

Do not confuse genuine VIPs with turds that happen to be temporarily hovering above ground.

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To quote one of my favourite authors ...

"Think of it as evolution in action."

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Re: To quote one of my favourite authors ...

Nothing like Darwinism.

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That's what you get....

....for being one of these people that feels like you have to be a voyeurist about the everyday mundane things in life and show them off.

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Probably took the photo...

... with a $5m solid gold iPad. Loudly.

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Who's Kim Kardashian?

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Re: Who's Kim Kardashian?

Rather than asking this question, just be content in the knowledge (ignorance?) that not knowing makes you a better person in so many ways....

You'll have to trust me that this isn't an insult as you will never re-coup the brain cells lost if you Google her or the time spent asking the question "why?".

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Re: Who's Kim Kardashian?

The Cardacians are an alien race on the star-trek shows

I presume Kim is one of their diplomats.

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Re: Who's Kim Kardashian?

Here is the place for all you may want to know about the Kardashian's.

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Well she certainly has no shame. Reminds me of that Episode of Harry Enfield - when Waynetta Slob says "I want a black baby like all the other mothers on the estate".....

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Re: Who's Kim Kardashian?

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It was a brown baby...not black.

Great sketch.

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A woman with a gorgeous body and face, but apparently not much else.

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And a rich lawyer dad who reps the stars in Hollyweird. (He was one of OJ's "Dream Team" that allowed him to literally get away with murder. ) And this is the only reason she has a TV show. Not, of course, that anything like talent is required for a "reality" TV show. Much like another ill-gotten spawn of the rich, Paris Hilton, Quim is famous merely for being famous. It's people like her, and her, and the doofus about whom the article was written, that make me desperately wish one hugeass asteroid would hit Earth and wipe out 99.9% of the human race, Hard to believe after 4 billion years of evolution that this is the best that can be had...

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Wow, too bad...

...that guy didn't get away with the watch.

Not that there aren't more important things to get pissed off about, but it really bugs the shit out of me when I see these filthy-rich-assed hot shots posting fotos on Instagram and Twitter of their new watches'n'bling, and fotos of their restaurant checks.

It really is a shame that guy didn't get away with that asshole's watch.

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Yeah, the miscreant could have gone to cash4gold.

They'd have given him half a cup of oats and a bent shilling if he haggled well.

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Reminds me of the spate, or at least reported spate of muggings of I-Pods when the white headphones came out.

I'd have held his coat…

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...that guy didn't get away with the watch.

So I wasn't the only one thinking that! $500k would clear my debt, pay off my apartment and probably give me a 2 year long vacation period. There's no way in hell I'd buy something as expensive as that; but even more, if I did have one I wouldn't Instagram it! That's just asking to get mugged!

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...and we've all had to pay to the posh knob who lost it through our insurance premiums.

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Hell, half a mill would see me to my grave and still some to pass on. Seriously, how much money does someone really need? Eat the rich.

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Southhampton is not in "the city"

The restaurant was in Southhamption, which is a town about 60 miles east of New York City. It may be posh, but it's not a disctrict in the city. It's not even close to the city.

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Re: Southhampton is not in "the city"

Right you are my good man. More like 90 miles (145km), but still, not even close.

And hey Jasper...Google Maps can be your friend. No really.

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Doesn't the Instagram app...

...include geotag information on photos? Just wondering if the perp got the location of the flash-trash-tastic from that - unless the associated message included the full where, when, why, who and whatever brag as well...

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I'd rather have...

Good health, happiness, true friends and a loving family, but most of all be happy being me :)

Than all the riches in the world.

(Having had bad health in the past it is wonderful to have good health again)

I've met so many wealthy people or people working all the hours God gave them to be wealthy, who are really miserable as the only thing they have is money. Eventually it becomes so consuming they can't enjoy it as they have to get more.

However as my wife says "Money doesn't make you happy but it makes misery bearable"

;)

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> "Money doesn't make you happy but it makes misery bearable"

Surely the quotation was "Money doesn't make you happy but it makes poverty bearable"?

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Ohmigod...

I have no idea who the Kardashians are but I hate them already. Even more, I loathe and detest anyone who will waste such an exhorbitant sum as half a million dollars on anything, let alone a particularly hideous watch. The world is truly fucked.

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But on the other hand, the money goes to the watchmaker, who will use it to buy the bonds of a company in dire need of cash so that it may extend its capital structure tool up in order to produce more of goodie X. This however, means that worker Y and Z need to be hired, which means that their income can be used to feed wife and children.

So by buying this watch MAY HELP THE ECONOMY!

And the original money came from couch potatoes. CAPITALISM ROCKS!

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As my father would say, "More money than brains."

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I think that would still be true with a plastic watch from the Poundshop...

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> "More money than brains."

Or "More dollars than sense."

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"in the city's posh Hamptons district"

The Hamptons are at the eastern end of Long Island, quite a trek from New York City, say 90 miles or 150 kilometers.

The more interesting question may be how one could dispose of a stolen watch of that sort. I doubt that the fences would want something that notorious, or care to pay anything like the nominal cost if it didn't make such noise.

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You could probably find a mad scientist eager to use this watch in some gruesome, unethical experiment on live humans.

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The stolen timepiece industry is thriving in the Middle East and China. The Hamptons version of a street criminal probably knows exactly where to get of of something like this.

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Jacob & Co

Purveyors of the world's tackiest watches. Could get a decent Patek Phillipe, Jaeger le Coutre, etc. for the prices that J&Co charge.

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A Patek Phillipe is a mechanical marvel and a testament to human ingenuity, engineering and the study of the natural world. Jacob & Co watches are not fine timepieces, they are jewelry, no different than having a solid gold diamond encrusted hood ornament on your car, which is effectively what they are.

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If that watch falls down the loo, it will be watcherloo!

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Serves them right. Privileged people with money to waste on flashy crap that says to the rest of the world "Look at me, I have so much money". Then they wonder why muggers reply with "Yes I know, hand it over".

Modern day highwayman-ship.

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If you're stupid enough to instagram your expensive stuff for all to view, expect shit to happen. No sympathy here.

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Typical clan

None of the clan nor their associates are brighter than a half-watt light bulb.

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Seem to be a lot of envious people here.

Bad taste is not a crime fer fuxache (unless you say the wrong things in the UK of course), and it's still some nasty scrote of a thief trying to nick someone else's stuff. Personally I'm disappointed said thief didn't end up with a few broken extremities in the ensuing struggle. It might have taught him a lesson or two.

Or perhaps not, but it's harder to mug someone when you don't have the use of your fingers. Or legs.

Would any of you act differently, if that was your portable tech toy about to get robbed? I'd wager there's a few here who'd probably like to push the thief's teeth out through his arsehole if it happened to them.

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Envy doesn't come into it.....

..... but incredulity about the watch owners stupidity does. Compared to properly engineered watches the thing is just a cheap ebay watch coated in expensive materials. It was not purchased as a magnificent piece of engineering, it was purchased to show how much more money he has than you. It was bought to gloat with. Paying that much for a Ferrari Enzo is understandable as it probably had more engineering expertise spent on the wheel nuts than in that entire watch.

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@ M Gale

It would appear that you (and I) have the minority opinion so far. Apparently it is ok to steal from someone showing off an over expensive item while being (or friends with) show-offs. I guess its ok to steal as long as you dont like the people you steal from. Maybe the poor should en-mass break into middle class homes because those show-offs have a nice house and cars etc.

Its a sorry world we live in M Gale. I cant believe you got down voted nor can I balance it out. But you are not alone. I too think it is wrong to steal.

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I expect most readers think it is wrong to steal, but equally they think it is mind-numbingly stupid to advertise / taunt the masses with something that is there principally to show off the fact that the wearer has more money to spend on a single item of decoration than the average person can earn in a decade.

As for taste, well that of course is one's own matter. Personally I think the watch is tacky, as a fraction of the cost would buy a selection of watches that are either better examples of mechanical engineering and/or more accurate in time-keeping (possibly both). If you ask readers of a technical news site for an opinion, don't be surprised if they don't share some of this view point.

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