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authorized service centers won't touch it (?)
I don't see why not. They work on lots of vintage pieces that have no papers.
post #37292 of 48312
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Originally Posted by apropos View Post

Well he has a watch with no papers, or good as no papers, which means that whatever premium he paid for papers is down the drain. It also means that whatever grey market warranty the watch comes with is void as the case/movement numbers no longer match. That "full service" by an unauthorised service centre - hmmm for me reflux inducing.

And finally, I cannot fathom how stressing about the possibility that your 4/5 figure watch is franken can be a pleasant experience!

While 2nd hand and grey may save you money, retail = peace of mind. Well, most of the time anyway.

Did I read this completely wrong? I thought he said that VC confirmed the movement and case are a match and that the watch is legit? Maybe the previous service records were erroneous or forged, but a current full service by VC should bring the wach into good standing, no?
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Originally Posted by TC (Houston) View Post

Did I read this completely wrong? I thought he said that VC confirmed the movement and case are a match and that the watch is legit? Maybe the previous service records were erroneous or forged, but a current full service by VC should bring the wach into good standing, no?
That's what I got out of it...
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Oh and wore this today. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
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JLC ultra thin moon Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

Damn you both.
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Oh and wore this today. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
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God I love this watch. By far my favorite GMT.
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Head's up to anyone who cares: Panerai tells me there is no Q-series 372 scheduled for production, so the current P-series may be it for the run.
post #37297 of 48312
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That's got to be one of the best low light readers out there. Very impressive.
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Originally Posted by TC (Houston) View Post


Did I read this completely wrong? I thought he said that VC confirmed the movement and case are a match and that the watch is legit? Maybe the previous service records were erroneous or forged, but a current full service by VC should bring the wach into good standing, no?

I would have thought that as long as the watch is legit, they will service it.  Just they won't honor anything that would have been covered by warranty, if there is a problem during the warranty period. 

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Any ideas for a strap for my ND SubC? Not that I'm growing tired of the watch but I wouldn't mind switching things up. Is my only real option a Nato?
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Get Rubber B?

Or you can get a leather strap but I think it would look better with end links though.
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I would have thought that as long as the watch is legit, they will service it.  Just they won't honor anything that would have been covered by warranty, if there is a problem during the warranty period. 

For second hand watches this is almost a non issue, as most warranty periods on high end watches are very short anyways. Once the watch is a few years old, even if the warranty was valid, it would be likely be past the warranty period anyways.
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Already copped!!!! lol8[1].gif


All jest aside, I can't help but feel the tourbillons waster being hidden int he back. I know it's a dress watch but I think I'd rather spend a fraction of the price for a plain dial watch or spend the $100k on a beautiful tourbillion that I can show off.
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Already copped!!!! lol8[1].gif


All jest aside, I can't help but feel the tourbillons waster being hidden int he back. I know it's a dress watch but I think I'd rather spend a fraction of the price for a plain dial watch or spend the $100k on a beautiful tourbillion that I can show off.
lol. The guy special ordered the dial so it wouldn't say tourbillon. Now he is trying to sell a watch with a tourbullon on the back and no marking on the front. I imagine the limited number of buyers who truly want a stealth tourbullon would order one made of invisible metal. This one will be a tough sell.
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Originally Posted by RFX45 View Post

Already copped!!!! lol8[1].gif


All jest aside, I can't help but feel the tourbillons waster being hidden int he back. I know it's a dress watch but I think I'd rather spend a fraction of the price for a plain dial watch or spend the $100k on a beautiful tourbillion that I can show off.

Really? In my opinion, though it is very common practice, showing the tourbillion through the dial is rather gauche. Patek does it the right way. I don't know if they still hold to the same principle, but up until a few years ago they had never in their history displayed a tourbillion on the dial side of a watch.
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