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post #19426 of 31266
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Originally Posted by no frills View Post

 

Are you sure you aren't on your way to Basel, mimo, to splurge on that perpetual calendar split-seconds chronograph minute repeater tourbillon???

 

Alas, the VIP treatment for my old Omega is simply because the local AD doesnt' know how to do anything.  It's going to cost me $120 just to pay the shipping and get a quote for the repair!  In the mean time, my $30 Sekonda is deputising.  Unless I also clean up the Saddam Hussein Rodania quartz....

 

If there's anyone around here who'd fly to Basel to buy something insane, I think we both know who's in the frame around here, eh Frilly?  The guy who doesn't know the meaning of "endgame", eh, Frilly?  Know who I mean?  Hmm? stirpot.gif

post #19427 of 31266
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Originally Posted by mimo View Post

Alas, the VIP treatment for my old Omega is simply because the local AD doesnt' know how to do anything.  It's going to cost me $120 just to pay the shipping and get a quote for the repair!  In the mean time, my $30 Sekonda is deputising.  Unless I also clean up the Saddam Hussein Rodania quartz....

OK, now you've piqued my interest. I demand photos. biggrin.gif
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If there's anyone around here who'd fly to Basel to buy something insane, I think we both know who's in the frame around here, eh Frilly?  The guy who doesn't know the meaning of "endgame", eh, Frilly?  Know who I mean?  Hmm? stirpot.gif

Well it's crazy for you Europeans, but sometimes it can actually make sense for people who get 20-30% VAT refunds traveling out of Europe!
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Mimo - I'm not sure if you reside on this side of the pond, but if you do, hit me up next time for a reference to a Canadian Omega specialist.  He's taken care of a number of my vintage pieces and absent the catastrophic, your total repair would likely cost less than what you will be shelling out for shipping and a quote.

post #19429 of 31266
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Originally Posted by mimo View Post

 

I hear you.  My watch is the ugly country cousin of yours, and I think a couple of years older!  Also currently broken (by my dropping it on the floor only months after having it restored), and on its way to Switzerland for a consultation with the doctor...

 

 

700

 

Well hopefully it comes back working better :D

post #19430 of 31266
Thanks for the kudos, guys.

I should mention that the strap is really comfortable, and made my watch (which already felt great on the wrist due to the Omega bracelet) feel almost like I wasn't even wearing it. I did not think the Omega bracelet weighed as much as it did. If you want an unlined shell cordovan strap, it's hard to beat one of the US retailers offering them (Leffot, LS, etc.)
post #19431 of 31266
Great stuff today gents. I guess Ill enjoy it for as long as i can until Foo comes and fucks it up .
post #19432 of 31266
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Originally Posted by DerekS View Post

Great stuff today gents. I guess Ill enjoy it for as long as i can until Foo comes and fucks it up .

huh?
what has foo had to say about watches?
post #19433 of 31266
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Originally Posted by XKxRome0ox View Post

huh?
what has foo had to say about watches?

he owns an IWC, so its been pages of IWC IS TEH BEST WATCVH BRAND EVER!!!! I AM RIGHT AND NOBODY CAN DISPUTE BECAUSE I KNOW!!!!!11

same shit he does everywhere else. It makes any good point he raises null and void to me.
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IB Foo takes 3 paragraphs to explain hes not doing that
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Moo:

I know you like the strap, but would you recommend it? I am looking at a strap for my Speedy, but I was just wondering if you thought that $140.00 was fair for the quality that you are receiving. I think the natural would look really cool with the Speedy.
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It was a gift, so it has a bit of a special place in my heart now, so I am definitely biased. smile.gif That being said, I think they are probably a bit overpriced (I mean... 4 straps = 1 pair of shoes at this rate, right? lol8[1].gif ) but the quality is there. And the Horween stamp is worth at least $20, right?
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Originally Posted by DerekS View Post

he owns an IWC, so its been pages of IWC IS TEH BEST WATCVH BRAND EVER!!!! I AM RIGHT AND NOBODY CAN DISPUTE BECAUSE I KNOW!!!!!11

same shit he does everywhere else. It makes any good point he raises null and void to me.

Come on man, you know this isn't even close to true.

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Originally Posted by Mr. Moo View Post

It was a gift, so it has a bit of a special place in my heart now, so I am definitely biased. smile.gif That being said, I think they are probably a bit overpriced (I mean... 4 straps = 1 pair of shoes at this rate, right? lol8[1].gif ) but the quality is there. And the Horween stamp is worth at least $20, right?

Yeah, I know it's mind boggling. Don't worry, not long till you're ordering 200 euro custom watch straps and thinking to yourself - what a bargain! It's all downhill from here on, heh. devil.gif
post #19438 of 31266
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Originally Posted by DerekS View Post

he owns an IWC, so its been pages of IWC IS TEH BEST WATCVH BRAND EVER!!!! I AM RIGHT AND NOBODY CAN DISPUTE BECAUSE I KNOW!!!!!11

same shit he does everywhere else. It makes any good point he raises null and void to me.

You know what? Go fuck yourself.
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Originally Posted by Mr. Moo View Post

IB Foo takes 3 paragraphs to explain hes not doing that

See above. What do I win?
post #19439 of 31266
welp. there goes the thread again.
post #19440 of 31266
Don't the manufacturers themselves charge a lot more than 200 euro for an alligator strap? It's been years, but the last one I got from IWC was something like $400. Ludicrous. I'm using an ABP one now. Half the price, but probably about half the quality, too.
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