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Discussion: Tiffany compass ad on Wall Street Journal

in: Orienteering; General

Nov 29, 2016 6:52 PM # 
sherpes:
On today's WSJ, page 3 upper right corner, an ad by Tiffany & Co is showing a compass named 1837 Compass, and the text "The Right Direction. Santa has to start somewhere"
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Nov 29, 2016 7:24 PM # 
DanGrabski:
A compass...for Santa...who lives at the North Pole...

Okay, okay, not the magnetic North Pole - it's all for the sake of a joke...
Nov 29, 2016 9:42 PM # 
chitownclark:
Nice catch sherpes! For the orienteer who has 'everything.' A $345 compass engraved "T&Co" just so it doesn't appear too ostentatious to everyone else at the O meet!
Nov 29, 2016 11:29 PM # 
slow-twitch:
do they have a southern hemisphere LH thumb version? if not I'll have to tell my loved ones that yes I still want the Rolls Royce this year daahlings.
Nov 30, 2016 2:41 AM # 
jjcote:
Just a guess: I suspect it's a swell trinket but a pretty mediocre compass.
Nov 30, 2016 3:20 AM # 
tRicky:
Yeah but you'll always know what year Tiffany & Co was founded. Plus it's defined by 'sleek curves and contours'. I imagine for that size they must be 1mm contour intervals.
Nov 30, 2016 11:29 PM # 
origamiguy:
Not even liquid-filled. For that price, I would expect it to be filled with Dom Perignon.
Dec 1, 2016 12:32 AM # 
gruver:
Or inkjet ink.
Dec 1, 2016 12:48 AM # 
Juffy:
The special colourless stuff they use for printing political promises?
Dec 1, 2016 12:56 AM # 
sherpes:
Here are photo images of the newspaper advertisement
Dec 1, 2016 2:22 AM # 
sherpes:

Dec 1, 2016 4:07 AM # 
cedarcreek:
Are you certain it's not liquid filled?

The needle shape resembles a Suunto needle. Did they outsource the "guts"?
Dec 1, 2016 6:51 AM # 
gruver:
They won't be allowed to any more. Sitting right under Trump Tower,
Dec 1, 2016 3:17 PM # 
Terje Mathisen:
@slow-twitch: Nobody dreams of a Rolls Royce anymore: Now it would be a P100DL Tesla with all the trimmings. :-)

As most of you probably know, Norway is the perfect country for electric vehicle, particularly the high-end models, since here the cost relatively to comparable ICE cars is 2-3 times cheaper and all our electricity is from hydro power.
Dec 9, 2016 6:59 PM # 
jjcote:
Note that this isn't exactly a new item, Tiffany's has been selling these silver compasses for years, but they've got a "special edition" right now, presumably for a premium price. One of the regular ones sold on ebay a few days ago for $105, which isn't that much more than you might pay for a real compass.

It's also smaller than I had imagined.

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