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Originally Posted by mafoofan View Post

Received my Panerai 372 from Dubail Paris, one of the most reputable watch shops in the world.

Well, they sent me display piece, despite the fact they guaranteed I would receive an untouched watch. The watch is more than a year and half old, from April 2013, as opposed to the September 2014 date they promised. Pieces are missing, including the extra plexi-glass crystal. The watch buckle is damaged. The case is scratched up.

I have to call them in the morning to sort this out.

That sucks foo.gif. I'm sorry to hear that.

In other news, your query to my query planted a seed in my head.
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why not buy new instead?

I watered it for a few days, and then this sprouted:




Sorry for crappy iPhone pic.
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Sending a scratched-up shop-worn watch with incomplete materials when you were promised new is completely bogus.

post #37533 of 48312

Was the price good enough that it was worth some headaches?  

post #37534 of 48312
Sounds like a Tourneau move.
post #37535 of 48312
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Originally Posted by mafoofan View Post

I'm sure that's exactly what they were thinking. Little do they know I am coming to Paris in a matter of days.

I'd imagine you'll pay them a personal visit and throw the pièce de résistance into their visages?
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I received a cordovan strap for my old Sub from Camille Fournet, which however is rather small, and the case fitting is not curved, as I had asked for.

 

Edit: I am impressed by their customer service: they will make a new strap, even if the length was obviously my mistake.


Edited by Nikos - 11/1/14 at 11:13am
post #37537 of 48312
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Originally Posted by ctp120 View Post

That sucks foo.gif. I'm sorry to hear that.

+1. Very sorry, Foo, quite a disappointment.
post #37538 of 48312
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Originally Posted by Nikos View Post

I received a cordovan strap for my old Sub from Camille Fournet, which however is rather small, and the case fitting is not curved, as I had asked for.




don't put baby in a corner, don't put a sub on a brown shiny strap
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don't put baby in a corner, don't put a sub on a brown shiny strap

 

Yeah, you are right I think. I'll go for black.

But I like cordovan, i do not care about the shine.

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my contribution to this thread:

 

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Foo, that is teh suck. frown.gif

Ctp, looks great!
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WARNING

 

Do not buy watches on eBay from "bestdealsever4u". He has had multiple Rolex listings come and go over the last few days, and is not shipping actual watches.

 

A friend bought one using the mobile app without checking things out first. The photos are from another jeweler, and all previous positive feedback was for low dollar supplements.

 

Received today...high tech "Rolex" that controls TV:

 

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Friends, just wanted to share with you guys the first step towards my personal bespoke Cloisonné enamel dial watch. After a few weeks of finalising what I wanted and what was technically feasible, and then having the image rendered and then painted and fired by the enameller, my enamel dial has finally been completed. At this level of magnification, one can see the gold borders which are 0.04mm gold wire, the finest and most intricate gold wire used for enamelling in the world.

Notice all the radiant colours and how they change appearance at each angle; every colour borne out of precious and semi-precious stones ground and fired as part of the enamelling process.

This was a continuation of a series of watches with special bespoke dials that I've recently commissioned for each of my family members. The first was an embroidered Suxiu dial that I posted here last week.

Now all that remains is to install this masterpiece into the case and regulate the movement, and I'll be able to wear a miniature painting on my wrist! This was merely a test piece; my next project is even more personal - one of me and my beloved dog.

Stay tuned!





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passed by tourneau and found they're displaying the three aesthetically best pieces in the Rolex lineup. Though I wouldn't have picked that dial for the OP.
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Originally Posted by ~ B ~ View Post

Friends, just wanted to share with you guys the first step towards my personal bespoke Cloisonné enamel dial watch. After a few weeks of finalising what I wanted and what was technically feasible, and then having the image rendered and then painted and fired by the enameller, my enamel dial has finally been completed. At this level of magnification, one can see the gold borders which are 0.04mm gold wire, the finest and most intricate gold wire used for enamelling in the world.

Notice all the radiant colours and how they change appearance at each angle; every colour borne out of precious and semi-precious stones ground and fired as part of the enamelling process.

This was a continuation of a series of watches with special bespoke dials that I've recently commissioned for each of my family members. The first was an embroidered Suxiu dial that I posted here last week.

Now all that remains is to install this masterpiece into the case and regulate the movement, and I'll be able to wear a miniature painting on my wrist! This was merely a test piece; my next project is even more personal - one of me and my beloved dog.

Stay tuned!
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This is amazing, simply fabulous, thanks for sharing.

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