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I totally thought you were referring to me since I just started positing in this thread. I wasn't sure how to respond.

 

I thought he was referring to you too, in a positive tone, welcoming you to the club. 

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LOL of course not meant as a slur on anyone.....always glad to have new contributors!
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But seriously.... every. single. day .... the oil market is down even further.
I know.smile.gif


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And that unfortunately makes me busier than the proverbial one-armed wallpaper hanger.
Same here but I have help. wink.gif

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Negotiate the best price you can, the extended warranty from them isn't worth sh*t in my opinion.  A buddy of mine bought a Breitling at one of their NYC stores.  The watch was fine for a year or 2.  He brought it in to them to send out for service, and the watch came back as a complete basket case.  It wasn't keeping good time, big scratches and other marks that would suggest it was amateur hour when his watch was being serviced (his watches are generally in really nice condition).  He complained about it and they redid the service, but again he wasn't happy with the condition of the watch when it came back...it seemed to be getting worse.  All of this mind you was with them telling him that Breitling screwed up the watch, and they would straighten it out for him.  Well, more time goes by and he decides to call Breitling himself...at which point they say, they don't know anything about this and they have never had possession of a watch owned by him.  They never sent the watch to Breitling, they were doing it in house and doing a lousy job.  

 

Unless your watch is definitely going back to the company, the extended warranty is garbage.  That being said, I have dealt with 2 reputable jewelers in the past who had extended warranties, and they actually did send the watch back to the official service center under warranty.  I called the official service center and they contacted me when the watches arrived.  

 

T  is fine for window shopping, and if you can get a good discount then it might be worth it.  But what could be an extended warranty,where the watch goes to their watch maker isn't of value IMHO.  Even if they say it goes to the US service center, I couldn't trust that after my friend's experience.  I have been to the Boston T since its in the Copley Mall, and my wife likes to visit the Barney's there, but I'm not a fan of their store or their shopping experience.    That being said, I'd rather buy from a dealer in the US rather than chase a few percentage points, deal with shipping/customs/duties etc. and also have to hope that the store overseas doesn't send you a watch with lots of "Shop wear/scratches."  Just my 2 cents.  

 

Edit-  Note their watch site doesn't actually say they send the watch to the manufacturer's official service center.  Their website mentions they have their own service center in Long Island City, NY. 

 

I recently had my 14 year old Tangente "serviced" by Tourneau before I knew better.  After having my watch for a month or so, they decided that they couldn't service it and went ahead and sent it out to Nomos.  I would expect similar things to happen in this case as well.  Good news is, I got charged the exact same amount from Tourneau as the standard Nomos service cost is, so they didn't jack me around cost wise at least.

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Thanks guys. I truly appreciate all the feedback. Very helpful when making a larger purchase.

FYI, I bought my Ahoi Atlantik from a well respected dealer and received about the exact same discount.  Also, I'm extremely happy with mine!

 

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BTW, of course Moo was correct regarding the inspiration for my new pup's name.

His prize is this image of the sublime Ms. Berry, rocking the very-difficult-to-properly-execute combination of very sharp knife, and very small bikini.

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With all due respect to Ursula Andress, I think she wears it rather well biggrin.gif
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The Most Punctual Man in India

 

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Apart from the Ingersoll, the other watch Gandhi loved and wore for almost twenty years was a silver-backed Swiss Zenith given to him by Indira Gandhi when she was a girl. Gandhi admired its functionality—the fact that it had an alarm and a radium dial that glowed at night. So great was his distress when it was stolen at a railway station in May 1947 that he published an appeal in his newspaper, Harijan, asking for it to be returned. Fortunately, the thief—a souvenir hunter—had a conscience, and sent it back.

Meanwhile, however, word had spread about the theft. An English company sent Gandhi a new watch and others offered as well. A gold watch sent by his friend Nand Lal Mehta provoked an outburst against ostentation. “What you have done is like caparisoning a donkey in gold,” Gandhi wrote. (Imagine how scandalized he’d be at theGandhi 2 Ingersoll, a watch that comes caparisoned in twenty-two jewels.) That Mehta’s watch was merely gilded and not gold, cooled his wrath—barely. “Still I did not like it,” he scolded. “I need only ordinary things. This watch cannot even take a khadi string. It will need a silken string. And because there is no radium on the dial, I shall need a torch or something at night. Of course it is not to be expected that it will have an alarm. This does not mean that you should get a new one.” He concluded grudgingly, “The watch seems to be keeping accurate time.”

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This is how we're rolling in London today. Seriously depressing weather calls for some knitwear/suit/Rolex combo.

Belated kudos on that Journe a few posts back.
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FYI, I bought my Ahoi Atlantik from a well respected dealer and received about the exact same discount.  Also, I'm extremely happy with mine!

 

 

Looks nice with the croc strap - blue or black?  I ordered a separate medal strap and may order a leather one down the road.  

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I recently had my 14 year old Tangente "serviced" by Tourneau before I knew better.  After having my watch for a month or so, they decided that they couldn't service it and went ahead and sent it out to Nomos.  I would expect similar things to happen in this case as well.  Good news is, I got charged the exact same amount from Tourneau as the standard Nomos service cost is, so they didn't jack me around cost wise at least.

 

Thanks for the story.  After some research and everyone's Tourneau comments here, I am putting a $0 value on their extended warranty.  If anything happened to the watch, I would send it directly to Nomos.  

 

I am moving forward with buying from the Netherlands as it is the same store where I purchased my Klaauw in 2010 so I have a comfort level.  Shipping DHL, so fingers crossed.  

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I love beagles! My parents got one when i was in high school. Guy is still adorable if not totally daft sometimes lol.
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116600 photo just for the heck of it:


(a buddy who's into watches took this today with a phone camera and a blank sheet of paper)
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Blank sheets of paper are awesome for watch and jewelry pics.
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116600 photo just for the heck of it:


(a buddy who's into watches took this today with a phone camera and a blank sheet of paper)
How do you get this Depth of Field with a camera phone??
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While I post on some watch forums I'm more a lurker here but still quite enjoy it.  After a whirlwind search and falling in love with several watches from several brands I chose this guy as my celebration of paying off the last of the school loans.  FP Journe CS with gold dial!

Welcome! Congrats on paying off your school loans and  on your new watch! :cheers: 

 

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I recently had my 14 year old Tangente "serviced" by Tourneau before I knew better.  After having my watch for a month or so, they decided that they couldn't service it and went ahead and sent it out to Nomos.  I would expect similar things to happen in this case as well.  Good news is, I got charged the exact same amount from Tourneau as the standard Nomos service cost is, so they didn't jack me around cost wise at least.

Nothing wrong with someone buying a watch at T if they get it at a great price.  I just wouldn't use them for service after the BS my buddy went through. 

 

Most places just charge the person a shipping fee for sending the watch to the service center, if it actually goes to the service center.  I don't like using middlemen to send out my watches. Some are honest, some not so much.  A friend who worked in an upscale jewelry and watch store that used to carry PP, JLC, IWC, AP, BP, and a few other brands said, they would regularly take in watches for service, bill the client as though it went to the company's official service center, but send it to a local guy who charged them a lot less and the dealer would pocket the difference.  This was years ago, and hopefully now that they have new management they have stopped that dishonest practice. 

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How do you get this Depth of Field with a camera phone??

Good question, I'll ask. I wasn't there for the shot; we swapped watches for while and this is what came back. He probably had a real camera squirreled away somewhere, now that I look at it again. shog[1].gif

Here's quick 'n' dirty one I took earlier with the paper sheet, and it's most definitely from a phone cam. It's most definitely a sucky photo, as well:

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