Esso Watches on Shark Tank
Negative Ion Watches - Season 3 Episode 302 - 2/24/2012
|Ryan Naylor tries to demonstrate the|
Esso watch Negative Ion Band.
To demonstrate the Esso Watch does work Ryan managed to get Lori Greiner up on stage and explained how the negative ions in the watch worked against him pushing down on Lori's arm. It looked like it actually did help Lori's balance and she confirmed it had some sort of effect. Mark Cuban wasn't buying it from the get go and continued not to be even a little impressed. In fact, he even refused to accept the Mavericks Blue Esso Watch offered to him.
Cuban then flat out calls this negative/positive ion stuff a complete scam. OUCH. It's not too often you see Mark Cuban lose his cool, but he apparently made his point before he goes out in quick fashion. Robert Herjevic can't resist asking Mark what he really thinks. Kevin O'Leary could care a less if they work or not, he just wants to make some money, and the Esso Watches are selling and making money. Ryan explains he gets all his customers for free because he's an SEO Expert and that's why his profits are so high.
Lori asks if Ryan has independent laboratory testing to back up his claims? Mark Cuban answers for him saying "Hell No." Without an independent laboratory backing up these negative ion claims, Lori says "there is no way you will ever get the Esso Watches on T.V.
Daymond John almost looks interested and wants to know about the designs that the Esso Watches come in. Ryan says he's the one that designed the watches. Daymond responds that the design is a knockoff of another product called Rumba Time and basically calls Ryan a liar. Naylor is stunned and asks Daymond which model he's referring to? John responds that all 3 are knockoffs of the Rumba Time designs. Oops. Surprisingly, O'Leary still sees dollar signs even after the other Sharks have completely shredded the entire concept. Mark Cuban says he will beat the crap out of O'Leary if he even thinks of making an offer. Wisely Kevin takes marks advice and goes out.
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Esso Watches after Shark Tank Update
It's been just over a year since Esso Watches was first seen on the Shark Tank. My very first thought was to see how well Ryan was doing in his search engine optimization where he claimed he was getting enough traffic to sell an average of $10k worth of product per month. I first tried the term "negative ion watches" which seemed like a good place to start. Esso Watches was nowhere to be seen on page one, but another product that looks just like his (or Daymond's) seems to have taken its place. It appears that the knockoff may have been knocked off. I figured I'd just try "Esso Watches" because an exact match would surely come up with his name. I'm not sure what keywords he was referring to when claiming to be an SEO Expert, but I stopped looking after the 5th page. On Twitter I discovered Ryan decided to scrap the Esso Watch brand, hmm I wonder why? It's now being sold under the TagiWatches.com Brand.
I don't know, but think I'm with Mark Cuban on this one. It kind of reminds me of the psi bands that was recently on the Shark Tank a few weeks ago. At least with the psi bands, you need to wear one on both wrists which would seem to help your negative ion charge keep more in balance. Right?
It would be most interesting if anyone that reads this has actually seen a noticeable improvement wearing this unique bracelet.