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Originally Posted by Dandy Wonka View Post

Are you guys seriously saying that US Customs is aware of the international distribution agreements of every supplier of every product in the world and, if so, they enforce them for said suppliers?

Where was this blanket statement about every supplier of every product in the world written down in this thread? Or is this an extrapolation?

You are welcome to try your luck with getting a Rolex through US Customs.
post #39137 of 48312
Yes Sir, Mr. Customs Agent, these are my personal watches.


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I seem to recall Cartier trying to get similar import protections as well. I don't know if anything came of that.
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Picked up a Rolex Explorer II (white dial) and a Casio G Shock today. My collection is coming along nicely now considering the only watch I owned a week ago was a Seiko SARB031. Right now I've got the three mentioned above and a JLC Master Control Chronograph. I want to get a vintage Omega as a more formal watch now. Once I find that I should have a nice collection that will get me through almost any situation.

On another note do you guys like watch winders? I'm thinking about getting one but not sure if they are bad for the watch or not. Seems to be a lot of differing opinions out there.
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I could see customs imposing a duty, but I can't see what basis they have for confiscating a watch. Maybe if you don't declare it.
post #39141 of 48312
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Originally Posted by Allez Allez View Post

I could see customs imposing a duty, but I can't see what basis they have for confiscating a watch. Maybe if you don't declare it.

I agree, not sure what their basis would be? Certainly they could confiscate a fake Rolex but that isn't what we are talking about. As an individual violating a company's distribution agreement isn't illegal.

Edit: I looked into it a bit more and it is actually a trademark violation which is why customs can confiscate them. Interesting as I wouldn't have thought that.
post #39142 of 48312
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Originally Posted by no frills View Post

Where was this blanket statement about every supplier of every product in the world written down in this thread? Or is this an extrapolation?

You are welcome to try your luck with getting a Rolex through US Customs.

1. I wouldn't buy a Rolex.

2. I don't live in the U.S.

3. I find it amazing but, then again, I find many things amazing.
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post #39144 of 48312
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Originally Posted by Lowndes View Post

Picked up a Rolex Explorer II (white dial) and a Casio G Shock today. My collection is coming along nicely now considering the only watch I owned a week ago was a Seiko SARB031. Right now I've got the three mentioned above and a JLC Master Control Chronograph. I want to get a vintage Omega as a more formal watch now. Once I find that I should have a nice collection that will get me through almost any situation.

On another note do you guys like watch winders? I'm thinking about getting one but not sure if they are bad for the watch or not. Seems to be a lot of differing opinions out there.

Pics of your entire collection or it didn't happen 😉. But seriously, congratulations! Nice way to end your year.
Edited by academe - 12/22/14 at 1:52am
post #39145 of 48312
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Originally Posted by Lowndes View Post

Picked up a Rolex Explorer II (white dial) and a Casio G Shock today. My collection is coming along nicely now considering the only watch I owned a week ago was a Seiko SARB031. Right now I've got the three mentioned above and a JLC Master Control Chronograph. I want to get a vintage Omega as a more formal watch now. Once I find that I should have a nice collection that will get me through almost any situation.

On another note do you guys like watch winders? I'm thinking about getting one but not sure if they are bad for the watch or not. Seems to be a lot of differing opinions out there.

If you have automatic watches you need a watch winder.
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So the wife went shopping today and this is what she came back with:


I know the date display is not TWAT approved but am really digging it. Cleaner than the other version posted above with the large date abs day/night indicator, this version is manual wind with power reserve. Can't wait for boxing day.
post #39147 of 48312
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Originally Posted by Dandy Wonka View Post

If you have automatic perpetual-calendar-complication watches you need it's convenient to have a watch winder.
Fixed that for you. smile.gif
post #39148 of 48312
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Originally Posted by aleksandr View Post

So the wife went shopping today and this is what she came back with:


I know the date display is not TWAT approved but am really digging it. Cleaner than the other version posted above with the large date abs day/night indicator, this version is manual wind with power reserve. Can't wait for boxing day.

The date display preference is subjective/aesthetic. My Grand Reverso Duo has a similar date display, with a placement at 12 o'clock and I think it works well:




I prefer the 12 o'clock placement to the one at 3 o'clock as is used for IWC Pilot Mark XVII, or the Cartier Calibre. The 12 o'clock placement curves nicely with the top of the dial, and reminds me of an arch or other architectural feature. It also balances out the seconds sub-dial at 6 o'clock, and hence adds balance to the watch.
post #39149 of 48312
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Originally Posted by Dandy Wonka View Post

If you have automatic watches you need a watch winder.

Bah humbug. tongue.gif I have several autos, including several with complications without a quick-set date (e.g. AP RO Dualtime), and haven't found a winder necessary. Granted, it takes me a bit longer to start-up the watch again if it hasn't been used for a few days, but it's not a huge inconvenience. I think of winders as accessories and ones that I've never felt I needed. YMMV.
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Originally Posted by academe View Post
I think of winders as accessories and ones that I've never felt I needed. YMMV.

 

Seems to be how a lot of people feel about watches. :hide:

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