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It's not really FedEx, from what I understand it's the Dept of Homeland Security/U.S. Customs and Border Protection giving you an importer ID.

You only have to do it once and then they'll have you on their record and won't be asked again.

For some reason this is a hit or miss on smaller/lower value items but on bigger ticket items it is more likely you'd need to do it.
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Can somebody please jet over to the new VC Tokyo boutique and pick up one of the limited edition black-dial guilloche Traditionnelles for me? KTHX.
Shouldn't be any problem, they made like 20 of them.
(I'm not so greedy as to ask for the tourby LOL).
I can't seem to rip a photo off Hodinkee, but I assume everybody on TWAT probably starts their day by checking Hodinkee first anyway...
Here's a link:
http://www.hodinkee.com/blog/hands-on-with-three-new-vacheron-constantin-japan-exclusives-for-the-opening-of-their-first-tokyo-boutique

Fiiiiiiiiiiiiiine, Ill take the tourb.
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FedEx won't clear delivery of my watch shipped from France until I give them my Social Security number. WTF?

They just want to make sure they get your money when they send you the customs bill. Or some fat desk jockey at a customs desk said they need it. Who knows, its surely some red tape bureaucratic stupidity.

I bet you could get around it, but honestly, I doubt you are going to get scammed and it will just cost you more time before you get the strap.
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Are Ferrari Panerais completely gauche for non-Ferrari owners?

Tell you what, I'll trade you my Luminor for a 250 GTO Berlinetta, problem solved.

No but seriously, what's the watch equivalent of the Edward Green Chelsea?
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No but seriously, what's the watch equivalent of the Edward Green Chelsea?

:lurk:

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Tell you what, I'll trade you my Luminor for a 250 GTO Berlinetta, problem solved.



No but seriously, what's the watch equivalent of the Edward Green Chelsea?

 



Off the top of my head I'd say Rolex / Omega.

I'd put the likes of Blancpain, JLC and in-house IWC in the St. Crispin's zone.

I'd put Patek / Vacheron / AP in the bespoke category.

Going down the scale I'd put the likes of, say, Hamilton and Longines roughly in the AE / Alden zone.

All quite arbitrary and entirely subjective, mind you.
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Where does Guidi belong?
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Where does Guidi belong?

Honestly, I may get crucified here, but they are like Prada to me.

They are Hublot

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I would also extrapolate the cartoons here (someone posted previously) to comparable shoes.

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^^ Where does Al Bundy fit in, I feel I can relate to him. smile.gif
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Not necessarily for the purposes of competing for prettiest automatic movement, these are some that appeal to me.

4 with micro rotors and 4 with full rotors.










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Not necessarily for the purposes of competing for prettiest automatic movement, these are some that appeal to me.

4 with micro rotors and 4 with full rotors.



 
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I'll add this (slightly less regarded), which I cant give away. (for a decent price)

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Originally Posted by Mr. Moo View Post

Are Ferrari Panerais completely gauche for non-Ferrari owners?

Tell you what, I'll trade you my Luminor for a 250 GTO Berlinetta, problem solved.

No but seriously, what's the watch equivalent of the Edward Green Chelsea?

JLC Master Control, perfect simple dress watch.
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In re FedEx: they are under extra scrutiny right now and will be for the foreseeable future. Google the news.
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JLC Master Control, perfect simple dress watch.

I would lie if I told you I hadn't looked at it.
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Just a quick shot of the Crown. Still in love with this freaking Daytona. My precious.

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