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Thanks for the insight on the watch value being worth more on the open market.

 

On the lines of getting a Milgauss for $5600 instead of $6600, we have to be careful about buying

from unauthorized dealers. That's why I stick with Tourneau in most cases. 

No one is allowed to sell a Rolex for less than MSRP. If they do and Rolex finds out about it,

then they can take away their "Authorized Dealership status". The way that Tourneau gets away with

lowering their prices, is to manipulate a trade-in, or like when I bought my Tag Heuer Ti5, they gave me

$300 towards a Casio Calculator watch, to be able to drop the Tag price the $300.

 

Speaking of Tourneau, I written earlier that I had brought my partially functioning Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean in

to them, and I had 3 days left on the warranty. 1 year from Omega (ridiculous, they should be ashamed) and 2 years

from Tourneau. This is a decent reason to buy from them. That and battery replacement and pressure test for life. My wife

has the Ladies Tag Kirium and every 3 years we get new batteries and they have a elephant sit on the watch to test for

leaks :deadhorse:("OK, you can get off now") :tongue:

 

Anyway, they just wrote me, which is 2 weeks after I brought it to them for repair, and they told me they assessed the reserve

and winding problem, and they are going to do a complete overhaul and test on the watch, under warranty, no charge. However,

they gave me a 8 week ETA (time estimate, not the movement :smile:).

8 weeks??? they must be confusing my repair with a terrorist

Visa application.

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There are a lot of rumors out there about Rolex pricing and protection...  AD's are absolutely allowed to discount though.  I know from first hand experience.  They can be very reluctant to make down Professional models however because of the high demand.  There was a time about 10 years ago when Daytona's were so hot that you were lucky if you found one that could pay 'just' the MSRP at an AD.  My point is they CAN move the price but often won’t, espcaially on steel Professional models (GMT, Sub, Daytona, etc).  Ask about a two-tone DateJust or Cellini and will move pretty quick on the price.

 

8 weeks isn’t bad at all for a full service.  Typical Rolex turn around is about 2 months and high-end brands are much MUCH longer.  Some people wait over a year and complicated watches can take even longer…

 

Either way, that’s great that they are covering your Omega, that is a costly job!  :beerchug:

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The dealer is got the deal from was a AD local to me, and evey dealer i walked into locally would give me a discount without much effort on my part. The white Mili is not the hottest seller so yes that helped move the price down also. And don't get me started on Tourneau. Years back i brought my old Raymond Weil into them to get polished, picked it up and they scratched the AR coating just a bit, brought it back and they completely took off the coating saying the watch was good as new. Horrible experience from the tourneau in Chicago and parking down town all those times was not helping it at all. 

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Is it douchey to have a Pebble with my own face on it? :etysmile:

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Is it douchey to have a Pebble with my own face on it? :etysmile:

 

 

Hahahahaha!!

 

(Kind of... ... ... ;))

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Is it douchey to have a Pebble with my own face on it? :etysmile:

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YMMV :p

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BTW, this is what I'm wearing today:

 

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I would buy it in a heartbeat if it was in black with white lettering. Definitely a unique look
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BTW, this is what I'm wearing today:


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Bulova Precisionist Longwood

 

 

 

$119 shipped at Ashford after using promo code SDBULOVA for $77 off. Figured I'd post it here in case anyone was interested. The Precisionist line has a very lovely second hand movement.

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Its a nice watch, ticks 16 times a second so it looks fluid,

Also has a 256Khz quartz movement, so its suppose to be more accurate then normal quartz but apparently the reviews on WUS have showed that its not as accurate as citizen would like us to believe.

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New Tupperware...

 

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New Tupperware...

 

 

Nice! Here's some old to go with it...

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A iconic classic! :beerchug:

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