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chocomallo

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Why doesn't the Speedmaster get more hate for having its subdials so close to the center? It is especially apparent on the Mitsukoshi version and other similarly contrasting variants. It's the same movement Omega has used in 36mm watches I believe, like LAGuy has posted (stellar watch by the way; please post again). Don't get me wrong, I have a lot of love for the Speedmaster, but it is as offensive in this regard as say the Patek 5196 or whatever other model people gripe about subdial placement.
 

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@Viral Unfortunately, it looks like Bob's sold the watch I was interested in buying sometime yesterday. It was an unworn DJ 36mm with blue dial and Roman numerals for 6k. Real bummer.

I have the DJ 41 with a jubilee band in my head now. Time to unload some rare shell Aldens...
 

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@Viral Unfortunately, it looks like Bob's sold the watch I was interested in buying sometime yesterday. It was an unworn DJ 36mm with blue dial and Roman numerals for 6k. Real bummer.

I have the DJ 41 with a jubilee band in my head now. Time to unload some rare shell Aldens...
ahhh bummer!
That's as good a deal as any - good luck in your search for the DJ 41 :cheers:
 

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@Dino944 I would imagine when a watch is shipped to Bobs they would handle the watch very differently than if a customer brought it into the store and was watching them handle the watch in his/her presence while waiting for a quote. I’m glad you had a great experience when you sold your watch

I can tell you that Betteridge in CT was not the best experience when I acquired my Cartier, but if I come across another crazy deal like that I wouldn’t hesitate to do business with them again.
Well, one would like to think that a person's watch would be treated with the same level of excellent care and attention whether shipped to Bob's or delivered in person. Although, that doesn't seem to be the case. Just to be clear I didn't sell any watches to Bobs. My in person experiences were with local brick and mortar shops.

Interesting that your experience at Betteridge in CT was as you say, "Not the best experience." Just curious, what happened that your experience there was not very good? I've been there a few times, when I was in town. Its only about 2 hours from where I live. I haven't purchased anything there yet, but I've never had a bad experience there.
 

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Well, one would like to think that a person's watch would be treated with the same level of excellent care and attention whether shipped to Bob's or delivered in person. Although, that doesn't seem to be the case. Just to be clear I didn't sell any watches to Bobs. My in person experiences were with local brick and mortar shops.

Interesting that your experience at Betteridge in CT was as you say, "Not the best experience." Just curious, what happened that your experience there was not very good? I've been there a few times, when I was in town. Its only about 2 hours from where I live. I haven't purchased anything there yet, but I've never had a bad experience there.
I found the watch I bought through Chrono24 (which is great BTW). However, the person I dealt with at Betteridge is TERRIBLE at communication. She would take 2 days between messages on the Chrono24 platform. Moreover, I called the store and asked for her only to be given the run-around as to her whereabouts 3 different times, which turned me off even more. Out of a team of staff, maybe 1 bad apple is to be expected but in this case everyone I spoke to did not have answers to simple questions. I called there once and was told she was in the bathroom - called back 30 mins later and was told it was her day off. WTF!

It's like they were being inconvenienced by me to give them my money.
 

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I found the watch I bought through Chrono24 (which is great BTW). However, the person I dealt with at Betteridge is TERRIBLE at communication. She would take 2 days between messages on the Chrono24 platform. Moreover, I called the store and asked for her only to be given the run-around as to her whereabouts 3 different times, which turned me off even more. Out of a team of staff, maybe 1 bad apple is to be expected but in this case everyone I spoke to did not have answers to simple questions. I called there once and was told she was in the bathroom - called back 30 mins later and was told it was her day off. WTF!

It's like they were being inconvenienced by me to give them my money.
Wow, that's a shame. My only experiences have been in person. So I didn't encounter anything like that. The people I spoke with were pleasant and seemed at least relatively knowledgeable about the products they were showing me (I generally find most SA's are rarely as knowledgeable as those of us that are collectors). Perhaps if I called to follow up on a possible purchase I might have encountered what you did, but so far that hasn't happened.
 

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This may be an unpopular opinion, but I was quite disappointed to see that the bezels on the new Submariners are so mundane/flat particularly the blue variant
 

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This may be an unpopular opinion, but I was quite disappointed to see that the bezels on the new Submariners are so mundane/flat particularly the blue variant
I haven't seen them in person or noticed anything odd from the various pics I've seen? Are they significantly different than the previous models' bezels? Or do you consider the older bezels to be mundane as well?
 

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This may be an unpopular opinion, but I was quite disappointed to see that the bezels on the new Submariners are so mundane/flat particularly the blue variant
I haven't seen a new one, but I was under the impression the green bezel is the same color that was used on the previous "Hulk" and the black is the same that was used on the classic Submariner and Submariner Date. I don't know anything about the blue bezel on the white gold model.
 

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Haven't seen it in the metal either, but as a former Hulk owner the new green bezel looks darker in pictures.
 

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Haven't seen it in the metal either, but as a former Hulk owner the new green bezel looks darker in pictures.
I thought it was darker, and was hoping for it to be darker (I thought it was too bright on the Hulk). However, I've heard a few people say it is the same color green as the Hulk.
 

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