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Old 01-28-2007, 09:32 AM   #226
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Remove it before welding.....

DOH! that sucks.... I try not to have anything metallic that I dont intend to weld anywere near the business end of the welder....
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Old 01-28-2007, 11:39 AM   #227
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where to buy say a Breitling?

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Old 01-28-2007, 12:05 PM   #228
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where to buy say a Breitling?

tks
AFAIK for Breitling [and I think Rolex and most of the rest are the same], in order to have get a warranty, you have to buy from a retail dealer - most of the honest on-line sites acknowledge that theirs are grey-market [real watch, imported outside the dealer channels, ususally will not be serviced by Breitling USA unless you pay full price] w/out a USA warranty.

I could be wrong about this, but it's worth checking on.

They have a complicated website that will locate your nearest dealers for you.

Enjoy!
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Old 01-28-2007, 12:09 PM   #229
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I've never had a problem getting a watch serviced either under warranty or otherwise, regardless of where I bought it.

A word of caution though, Rolex will remove any "non-Rolex" parts and replace them with "genuine" Rolex parts when you send a watch in. All manufacturers do this. It's a way to weed out counterfeit watches.
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Old 01-28-2007, 12:28 PM   #230
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Nice jewlery fellows. Very pretty indeed, especially the expensive ones.
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Old 01-28-2007, 12:46 PM   #231
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Nice. I've had a Spacematic for ~a year now and I really like the looks of and wearing the watch, but have had a few issues with it. First, the crown/stem came out and had to be sent in for warranty repair at the end of last year. Next, when I got the watch back, there appear to be some scratches on the case that were not there before, and there is also dust on the face/inside of the crystal that was not there before either.

I am in the process of trying to contact the warranty facility (not an easy task...) to see what they say about this.

That said, I have been looking for a chrono and have been leaning towards the Spacematic Chrono, which has the same mech. as yours. How does yours keep time? Overall impression, especially compared to other options (if possible?) Also, where did you get yours from?

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I love it. I like its size, and that it is virtually glare free. The glass back is a nice gimmick and keeps me entertained every now and then (I am simple minded). It is much more accurate than I expected. I was spoiled by my Seiko Kinetic Sports 200, which is now in retirement. The only thing I am a bit miffed about is the fact that it does not have a screw down crown. I've consoled myself by thinking that the whole assembly is oversize and doesn't need the extra strength of a screw down crown, now you've burst that bubble, thanks :-).

I bought my watch through e-bay :-), a retired watchmaker from Germany keeps his pension topped up that way. I've talked to the guy on the phone and was satisfied that he was genuine. The watch arrived promptly in its original packaging with the warrantee card filled in. It saved me saved about 300 Euro.

For a while I couldn't decide between the Fortis and the Sinn 103 St Arg., but compared to the Sinn the Fortis seems more understated. Having said that, I still like the Sinn very much, it is a lot of watch for your money.

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Old 01-28-2007, 01:56 PM   #232
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I really wouldnt mind having a nice TAG , Rolex, or Breitling, theyre awesome watches... but I just cant bring myself to spend more than about $600 on anything Im that likely to destroy...
I think my next watch will be a Seiko Kinetic....
This thing has been working flawlessly for 10 years and it is very accurate.

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Old 01-28-2007, 05:56 PM   #233
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Ritmo Mvundo. A Panerai for those who don't want to spend the extra 5k only on a name:



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Old 01-28-2007, 06:18 PM   #234
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Ahem- the Panerai that watch is "borrowing" its design from is $4200 at retail and is an original design which represents one of the very first pressure certified timepieces in history. It is currently appreciating in value~ A fake is a fake, and endorsing them only serves to mock the nature of horology.
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Old 01-28-2007, 06:26 PM   #235
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Ahem- the Panerai that watch is "borrowing" its design from is $4200 at retail and is an original design which represents one of the very first pressure certified timepieces in history. It is currently appreciating in value~ A fake is a fake, and endorsing them only serves to mock the nature of horology.
Hate to say it, but that watch has the exact same movement and case as a "Panerai" which itself is a fake.

That's right. Current (1993 to present) production watches that have "Panerai" on the dial are in fact not real "Panerai" watches. They're Vendome Group pieces of jewelry.
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Old 01-28-2007, 06:31 PM   #236
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It's an original design. It is appreciating in a free market. Yours is a rip off of someone elses' intellectual property. Big difference.
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Old 01-28-2007, 06:36 PM   #237
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It's an original design. It is appreciating in a free market. Yours is a rip off of someone elses' intellectual property. Big difference.
Wrong. Same movement. Same case. Both are jewelry and not time pieces.

Both are gaining value. One will hold that value. The Panerai will not since it is no longer a limited production piece.

Want to talk about gaining value? Buy a Daytona.
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Old 01-28-2007, 07:06 PM   #238
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Nice Benchmade knife though. Another of my favorites that I have managed to make a collection of.

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Old 01-28-2007, 07:11 PM   #239
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Each Panerai model is a limited edition- and surprisingly, they also keep time.
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Old 01-28-2007, 07:18 PM   #240
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Each Panerai model is a limited edition- and surprisingly, they also keep time.
Right.

As all 2007 Honda Civics are a "limited edition."

Don't get me wrong, I like the watch and know the history from top to bottom and have even owned a few vintage 1930s and 40s models.

The current models use a $150 movement. I can't for the life of me understand why someone would pay 5k-10k for a $150 movement wrapped in a $200 case and a $60 strap.
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