New watch has visible flaws, what to do?

Discussion in 'Shiny Things' started by hillbillypolack, Apr 17, 2013.

  1. kawalaser

    kawalaser Hip to be square

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    thread is worthless without pics :deal
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  2. TexBiker

    TexBiker Been here awhile

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    I never saw any indication that it doesn't work. High-end mechanical watches are more maintenance intensive than cheap quartz watches. I have plenty of both. My Timex and Casio watches are accurate two within a 10-20 seconds per year and require nothing more than a new $3 battery every few years. My Rolex and Omega watches are accurate to within 1-2 minutes per month and require a few hundred dollars worth of maintenance every 5 years or so. Simply the nature of the beasts.

    Same is true of my wife's Lotus and our Subarus. One requires a lot more TLC than the others. But there's a place for all of them in our world. :)
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  3. Buccleuch

    Buccleuch I'm just a bean, trying to get some sleep...

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    And the Rolex, Jaeger, IWC, Vacheron, Audemars, or whatever it is you've worn on your wrist for 40 years, you will pass on to your son, daughter, or son-in-law, and it will mean the world to them.

    W.A.
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  4. Josephvman

    Josephvman I'm the Decider

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    I've had a number of Sinn watches, and their dials are definitely a weak point when it comes to finishing. My current U1 has uneven paint on the hands that's pretty obvious without a loupe, if you're picky. Cases and bracelets are very good however, and they're built like tanks. Chances are you just got a bad one, but don't expect the same level of perfection that you'd get from a Rolex, Cartier, or an Omega. I'd send it back and ask for another. If you bought it from Watchbuys they're very good and should make it right.
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  5. Anorak

    Anorak Woolf Barnato

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  6. b1pig

    b1pig Long timer

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    most expensive watch i've ever had is a Citizen Skyhawk. I bought it as a "gift from my mom" after she passed. That watch has been perfect in every way... right up to the day I broke the band. That said, that watch was/is running around $350 at retailers. if there were imperfections where the dial was not flat, the case or the crystal.... i would have had a replacement or repair made immediately.

    watches are truly a thing of both fashion and function. I currently wear a Casio Triple Sensor PAW1300. My second. my first was a PAG80 that i drove my wife's car over. :baldy

    My next watch, I hope to be a Suunto Core.... but, hell... i cant afford a $250 watch as it is. but i promise you this, if there are quality issues or faults when I DO get it... its getting fixed/replaced.
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  7. wafish

    wafish Crashy VonBrokenbits

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    You mind updating the thread with whatever resolution you get? I've been wanting a Sinn for some time, and I'd be very interested to see how they (and Watchbuys) resolve this.

    Pics would be great, too...
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  8. Spud99

    Spud99 Been here awhile

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    What time is it?
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  9. Hardware02

    Hardware02 Long timer

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    The OP never said it was a Sinn???
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  10. Taarne

    Taarne Hello World!

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  11. Anorak

    Anorak Woolf Barnato

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    I'm good with the search. link
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  12. kawalaser

    kawalaser Hip to be square

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  13. wafish

    wafish Crashy VonBrokenbits

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    Hah! This thread shows up in the search results.
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  14. CoffeeGuy

    CoffeeGuy Coffee is 99% Water

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    I have a Sinn 356 Flieger II that's been barely short of a nightmare to own.

    Pusher buttons falling off, stripped crown tube.

    The problem with Sinn is getting repairs performed, as they're in Germany, and getting them to ship you parts is impossible. Finally wound up putting an Omega crown on it.

    Luckily I have other watches.

    It's really too bad, because they do make great watches, until something goes awry.
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  15. groop

    groop So much to ponder

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    Sounds like they make fine watches.:huh
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