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Originally Posted by Hayward View Post

Sinn only uses chronometer grade movements for their watches. And unlike other marques that use stock movements they apply the saved labor and development to their case and strap design. Though frankly I'm not liking their newer watches. 

If you're that much of a movement purist I hope you have some high end Seikos and Orient Stars in your collection...;-)



Hi Hayward,

I like how Sinns look, but the ETA movements bother me. As for the money saved by not using a "finer movement" or developing an in House movement and the fundss going into, case, dial and bracelet design, couldn't that be said of most companies buying & using ETA movements?
Not being able to pull the trigger on nice watches that use ETAs as a base may be a flaw with me ; ) I came close to buying a Cartier Santos Galbee XL and on another occasion an IWC pilot watch", but I couldn't get over the ETA movements.

I think Seiko makes some greatc watches. An acquaintance of mine has a really nice one. Although I tend to favor Swiss watches over Japanese or German brands (actually the only German watch I'd really like to own some day is a Lange One). But maybe someday I'll add a Japanese and German watch to my collection.
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Picked up the PAM177 today...so I guess I officially have a "collection" now...of two watches.

 

Apologies in advance for the bad pic. Also assumed nobody wants to see my very pale, hairy wrists.

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Originally Posted by Dino944 View Post


Probably not the answer you want to hear, but sea water is very corrosive. If you think there may be sea water in the case get it to Rolex asap. The longer the sea water is left on the movement the greater the chances are that parts of the movement will start to rust. You can always replace the movement if necessary, but if you act sooner rather than later it might just requires an overhaul (disassemble/cleaning movement, re-lubricate movement & new gaskets). Good luck with whatever you decide.
My Dad made a mess out of the movement in a GMT Master years ago, not getting the watch cleaned and serviced after water got into it. It still ran, (not that well) but the movement had rust on varvious parts.

Well said.

 

 

The sooner (faster!!!!!) you address this the better.

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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post

this. open the crown and leave in sunlight ASAP. should be fine. sad story tho. frown.gif

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Originally Posted by Dino944 View Post

Probably not the answer you want to hear, but sea water is very corrosive. If you think there may be sea water in the case get it to Rolex asap. The longer the sea water is left on the movement the greater the chances are that parts of the movement will start to rust. You can always replace the movement if necessary, but if you act sooner rather than later it might just requires an overhaul (disassemble/cleaning movement, re-lubricate movement & new gaskets). Good luck with whatever you decide.
My Dad made a mess out of the movement in a GMT Master years ago, not getting the watch cleaned and serviced after water got into it. It still ran, (not that well) but the movement had rust on varvious parts.

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Originally Posted by dddrees View Post

Well said.


The sooner (faster!!!!!) you address this the better.

Thanks for this guys. Unfortunately like I said, the earliest I can address this is in about 10 days time, unless I cut short my holiday, which I don't really want to (seeing as its my honeymoon and all.. the new mrs might not be too happy) but have opened the crown and let it sit indoors in sunlight, and am pleased to report that the condensation cleared up shortly after. First thing on my to do list when I get home is to make a beeline for the service centre though,
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If it's your honeymoon, don't be stupid - at the end of the day it's just a watch, and an old Yachtmaster at that.

Your honeymoon takes precedence over this. Enjoy the rest of it!
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If you cut short your honeymoon for a watch, your new wife will cut short your marriage.
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Originally Posted by Texasmade View Post

If you cut short your honeymoon for a watch, your new wife will cut short your marriage.

Hey, at least she'll know where she stands right at the get go.
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Perhaps the answer would be to simply order collection by Fedex/DHL/UPS from your hotel (even Afghanistan has DHL), and courier the watch to your local/favourite authorised dealer back home.  

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Mimo>Bingo. Less corrosion hazard, and you impress the new wife with your efficiency.
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Arrived today:

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Originally Posted by brm87 View Post

Picked up the PAM177 today...so I guess I officially have a "collection" now...of two watches.

Apologies in advance for the bad pic. Also assumed nobody wants to see my very pale, hairy wrists. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

very nice choices!
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Originally Posted by dddrees View Post

Well said.


The sooner (faster!!!!!) you address this the better.

yes, dino made a good point about the salt water, i had not thought of that.
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Originally Posted by aleksandr View Post

Thanks for this guys. Unfortunately like I said, the earliest I can address this is in about 10 days time, unless I cut short my holiday, which I don't really want to (seeing as its my honeymoon and all.. the new mrs might not be too happy) but have opened the crown and let it sit indoors in sunlight, and am pleased to report that the condensation cleared up shortly after. First thing on my to do list when I get home is to make a beeline for the service centre though,

enjoy the honeymoon. ship the watch away. win win!
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Arrived today: Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
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very cool!
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Wearing this today:

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That is just sweet, aon! The steel MC looks its very best with a black dial!

Fabulous details in any metal, love my rose Master Chrono icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

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Originally Posted by NonServiam View Post

That is just sweet, aon! The steel MC looks its very best with a black dial!
Fabulous details in any metal, love my rose Master Chrono icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
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Thanks! The rose gold is even better!
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