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  • Stevet1
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    That would drive me nuts – I’d be looking for a replacement – or if you can put up with it, at least a partial refund.

    Yep me too, I think I’m going to insist on a replacement, don’t think a partial refund would cut it I know I’d be annoyed by it in the future. Frustrating as I waited an age for it to be shipped over, and the rest of the watch is spot on.

    Blazin-saddles
    Free Member

    Decided to use the tax rebate wisely

    EDIT photo not working, dammit.

    Blazin-saddles
    Free Member

    2nd try. Result!!

    Stevet1
    Free Member

    Yep, love that Sinn.
    Re the watch I posted earlier with the defect on the crystal, on close inspection it looks like something on the inside of the crystal – supplier has offered to pay for a service to clean it plus a small compensation fee, I’m not sure I want a new watch taking apart unnecessarily though, may end up with marks on it, reduced waterproofness etc? Am I right to press for an exchange or do you think a service/clean would be as good as new?

    w00dster
    Full Member

    @Stevet1 – wouldn’t worry me if the supplier is going to put it right. The watch will come back fully waterproof. Ultimately though its your money and your call.

    If they can get rid of the mark after the clean, which I guess means they think it will polish out. I’d be happy for the same watch to come back blemish free.

    twohats
    Free Member

    Those Sinn 556 watches are fantastic.
    Of all my watches it gets the most wrist time.

    johnners
    Free Member

    @Stevet1 – wouldn’t worry me if the supplier is going to put it right. The watch will come back fully waterproof. Ultimately though its your money and your call.

    It depends what they mean, I’m reading that as they’ll pay for a local service which I’d not be keen on. If it’s a new watch I’d want an exchange but enforcing any consumer rights internationally may not be easy.
    If this was a new purchase missing that defect doesn’t say anything good about the manufacturer’s QC.

    Stevet1
    Free Member

    Yep they want to pay for someone to do it locally. It’s an old stock watch not easily available, but they do have a couple more in stock. Quality wise, well the rest of the watch seems spot on, hands it the markers and bezel aligned and feels smooth etc. I’m undecided what’s for the best.

    johnners
    Free Member

    Yep they want to pay for someone to do it locally. It’s an old stock watch not easily available, but they do have a couple more in stock.

    If you go that route I’d want them to arrange the service and pay for it directly.
    If it’s one of the older 38mm chronographs they’re a very nice size, I can sympathize with your dilemma but it really comes down to would you be happy with the watch in the end.

    Futureboy77
    Full Member

    Yep they want to pay for someone to do it locally. It’s an old stock watch not easily available, but they do have a couple more in stock. Quality wise, well the rest of the watch seems spot on, hands it the markers and bezel aligned and feels smooth etc. I’m undecided what’s for the best.

    Given you’d have to ship your watch back then wait for a replacement, I’d be tempted to do just that. It’s a five minute job to open the case back, drop the movement out and give things a blast with air to remove the offending fluff. I would expect a pressure test afterwards though.

    chewkw
    Free Member

    Crikey, was watching some youtube blokes trading watches recently and I nearly puke at the price of some of the watches … those Richard Mille price really? But good that all the rich and famous are buying them otherwise they don’t know how to spend their money.

    Is Rolex now a commodity? They produce about one million watch per year so hardly scarce at all.

    I will stick to Casio, Seiko, Citizen or any of the Japanese watch that I fancy. Nothing more than £150.

    Kryton57
    Full Member

    Has anyone owned used a Tissot T touch? I don’t want a full smart watch, but I want to be able to glance down at a notification and know if I don’t have to reach for my phone.

    nicko74
    Full Member

    Oooh, Sinn do know how to make a good-looking functional watch. What is it, 200m WR too? And they’re absolute strap monsters if you fancy trying different straps on it

    Blazin-saddles
    Free Member

    Yes 200m. I’ve got the h-link bracelet and want to try a rubber and a leather option. At the moment it’s on a Barton olive green canvas strap.

    I got the idea to get the Sinn as I really like the Rolex Explorer 39mm and the way a black sports watch wears different strap options, but there’s no way I’m getting drawn into all this over list grey market crap. The Sinn cost me 10% of what I’d have to pay for an Explorer.

    TiRed
    Full Member

    Is Rolex now a commodity?

    Effectively, yes. Highly controlled supply, with used prices currently just nuts.
    https://www.ft.com/content/a7cbc3b7-f3b3-445c-bf64-51cedd5e9a29
    https://unbolted.com/uk/luxury-focus/cash-vs-rolex/

    Bought an Apple Watch 6 LTE in stainless steel for £315 in John Lewis sale. This is an upgrade from a basic grey Watch 3 that I have worn for four years to test the technology. Very pleased with the stainless steel case, and increased speed. Screen is bigger, and strap is my old one. Battery life is still rubbish. can’t see the need for an equivalent Watch 8 at 2.5x the price.

    The annoying thing is that this Watch 6 deprives me of the opportunity to wear my mechanical watch. Have my favourites (not Roelx btw), but that means one needs a Quartz watch for intermittent wearing.

    johnners
    Free Member

    The annoying thing is that this Watch 6 deprives me of the opportunity to wear my mechanical watch

    Man up and get Schwartzkopfing!

    Alternatively you could just suck up the minute or so it takes to reset the time and date on a manual and put a couple of turns into the movement?

    neilnevill
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    So long as the watch servicer knows the basics properly there is no problem with a dismantle to remove the dust. If the small compensation is sufficient to pay for your time finding said service centre then all seems fine. If worried about the wr sealing get them to pressure test it, I think even timpsons can pressure test these days (although I’m not sure I’d trust a timpsons…. Although if the staff are good and often get mechanical watches I could be convinced)

    Still waiting to collect the zenith here.

    Wally
    Full Member

    The Sinn 556 is class and a real nod to quality that only watch nuts appreciate.

    tthew
    Full Member

    The annoying thing is that this Watch 6 deprives me of the opportunity to wear my mechanical watch.

    That’s the main reason I don’t have a smart watch. And I couldn’t pull off the double wristed look. Schwartzkopfing, I like that. 😁

    I’d get the crystal cleaned on the diver. TBH I’d probably do it myself if not for the water tightness test.

    Mikkel
    Free Member

    Wearing 2 Watches only??

    Why not full Lewis Hamilton and have 2 on one wrist and 1 on the other.

    Stevet1
    Free Member

    So long as the watch servicer knows the basics properly there is no problem with a dismantle to remove the dust. If the small compensation is sufficient to pay for your time finding said service centre then all seems fine. If worried about the wr sealing get them to pressure test it, I think even timpsons can pressure test these days (although I’m not sure I’d trust a timpsons…. Although if the staff are good and often get mechanical watches I could be convinced)

    You may be right, I’m just a little worried if something went wrong either now or in the short term future who would be responsible. I’ve contacted a local place to see what they can do.
    It’s actually a mecha-quartz eta-caliber-251-264 this one, but it has the centrally mounted second and minute chronograph hands like the lemania variant – https://calibercorner.com/eta-caliber-251-264/
    Should make for a super accurate and legible watch, very wearable at 38mm and titanium case.

    Still waiting to collect the zenith here.

    Oh man, I’d be camped outside their house!

    tthew
    Full Member

    You may be right, I’m just a little worried if something went wrong either now or in the short term future who would be responsible.

    This is a fair point. If the supplier told you this was an option then reasonable to assume it rests with them still, but it would be worth having confirmation of that on an e-mail.

    jackal
    Free Member

    Surfboard.
    Surprisingly nice for the money and my first Bulova.

    neilnevill
    Free Member

    Yes, if not and they want you to take the watch on different terms then the compensation would need to be a bit bigger.

    Yeah I know, tempting as it is to camp in Milton Keynes the seller had a family emergency/illness and dashed out the country for several weeks, back only briefly before heading to the states on work. Apparently his wife isn’t keen to meet a complete stranger and conduct a deal for a £9k watch at the family home…. Although I’m ‘camping keen’ sometimes you just have to wait.

    Kryton57
    Full Member

    That’s the main reason I don’t have a smart watch

    I’ve left my Instinct on all weekend so far to successfully remind myself notifications are a pain in the arse and I become a slave to my phone.

    Stevet1
    Free Member

    Apparently his wife isn’t keen to meet a complete stranger and conduct a deal for a £9k watch at the family home…. Although I’m ‘camping keen’ sometimes you just have to wait.

    Ha, yep it’ll be all the sweeter when you do get your hands on it.

    Kryton57
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    I agree the Sinn looks good, although its not a style for me.

    Anyway, in the ongoing saga of “I’ve bought them now so is it really worth selling them” I found myself thinking about which watch to take to Barbados. Yep, we are off to see the family, yet staying in a hotel, so I need a nice watch yet a pool, sea and water sports watch and one that I really don’t mind inheriting bit of patina. Mrs K dives but I don’t, so I tend to help out with shore duty or up top in the boat, so if it gets clattered….

    Et Voila:

    [url=https://flic.kr/p/2od3uxG]IMG_3630[/url].

    Yes, the Samurai I already own with a Zuludiver waffle. I realised I’d also put it on the strap for a previous Menorcan holiday, and to Barca ’22 for a lads reunion. I’d put it back on the OEM bracelet in the box, but don’t wear it otherwise. I think it has presence, looks, lume, is Prospex and would look good with a little patina.

    So a re-invention not a purchase, it can only be a good thing to wear them more. I might take the orange SSK for out-of-pool visits to the family etc, but I think the Samurai is good sleeves rolled up water oriented option.

    So there we go, some idle chat, feel free to ignore…. etc.

    johnners
    Free Member

    Yay, Kryton set to enjoy one of his watches! This can only be a good thing.

    Kryton57
    Full Member

    Lol!

    I have actually enjoyed sticking the the five “keepers” in rotation. In fact they have really been on my mind much until today, and that was only because a Casio Duro popped up on my Amazon home page at random.

    Blazin-saddles
    Free Member

    Tried a new strap from WatchGecko. Think I like it!

    IvanDobski
    Free Member

    Does anyone have any experience with Certina’s interchangable DS+ range? I’ve seen one of their regular DS divers which I really like but keep going back to the + range for the added flexibility.

    Bullet
    Full Member

    I’ve got the green DS Action Diver and love the quality look and feel for the price so while not a DS+ I would have no worries about the build quality etc if you find one you like the look of.

    Mikkel
    Free Member

    just got myself a Nite Hawk T100
    wanted something big and easy to see also in the dark for easy keeping track of short minute intervals when doing training with the dog.
    First tritium luminated watch i have ever had and blimey it is bright.
    Just need a longer strap so i can stick on top of my jacket when training.

    JAG
    Full Member

    I am thoroughly enjoying this thread – some very nice watches and a source of real inspiration. Thank You all :o)

    I have two watches.

    Both Seiko and both automatics – a 5Sport diver (which I bought of the STW Classifieds) on a bright Orange rubber strap and a lovely 1970’s style Recraft (with the Blue dial) on a metal bracelet.

    The bright Orange rubber strap is fading and looking a bit rubbish. So my question; who makes the best bright Orange rubber strap? Any recommendations?

    Kryton57
    Full Member

    Thats interesting, I’ve had a Luminox Leatherback Turtle in a basket, looks similar to that Hawk T100.

    IvanDobski
    Free Member

    @bullet – cheers for that, sounds worth further investigation anyway, just a pity I’m nowhere near a stockist.

    Surprising how hard it is to see some brands in the metal. You expect it with niche microbrands, direct to market brands or in my ongoing search for obscure Orients but for big, mainstream Swatch group brands like Mido and Certina you’d expect it to be a lot easier.


    @JAG
    – Zuludiver do some nice rubber straps, I’ve got a couple of bright orange versions myself.

    Bullet
    Full Member

    @IvanDobski – I got mine through Beaverbrooks. They had to order it in for me to look at but obviously no commitment to buy.

    Kryton57
    Full Member

    Equally Jurawatches have them with a clear and easy returns policy. Buy it, try it carefully then decide.

    neilnevill
    Free Member

    Welcome to the thread Jag… It gets expensive from here on 😂
    Ps in still half heartedly trying to sell a seiko if you like green

    JAG
    Full Member

    Thanks for the recommendations :o)

    IvanDobski – I’ll take a look at Zuludiver

    Neilnevill – Thanks for the offer but I don’t like Green

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