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    Vintage Rolex for around £1000

    I also agree that this seller and this Precision pass the minimum test . As long as he's got the money back guarantee-I would like but may not insist on a movement shot. (I usually do-at least I didn't see one here) Also-I would remind op that however -if your imagining yourself with a vintage rolex oyster bracelet sometime later on it will cost a good deal of money-more then half and maybe even 80% of the cost of this watch. At this level of vintage rolex it is often much more prudent to find a Precision priced at 1200-1300pounds that includes a SS bracelet which I think would not be very difficult to locate. If SS bands are not your thing-then best of luck with whatever you find
  2. I see it as well. It is the bottom right of the cyclops that seems ever so slightly misaligned.
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    Tudor BB strap options, pics

    The blue BB seems to take any strap and look good. I'm going to start out with a strap for the red and I think the first one in your pics would look good. I'll take a look at the site. Thanks for posting
  4. Apparently, you purchased a pre-owned timepiece from an internet dealer. This dealer offered a one year warranty. The watch failed (which sometimes happens), you're trying to exercise the warranty and the dealer alleges the failure was due to what appears to be a hard knock on the case and that would not be covered by any warranty. You paid for an adjustment and now the watch is returned in a condition that indicates a degree of sloppiness insofar as there is dirt under the crystal and the mainspring seems not to be holding a charge. None of this is a Rolex issue. Rolex watches need servicing at times and although there are stories here on the forum of a Rolex keeping time for 10+ years without a problem, there are other stories of watches that just fail after a period of time and need work. And none of that counts for wear and tear that sometimes happens during the wearing of a watch. From my point of view, your issues isn't with the company that made the watch, but rather the company that sold you the watch and then serviced it. That picture of a dent may or may not have caused the hairspring/balance failure...if it occurred on your 'watch' then I might side with the diagnosis, but you may go to your grave insisting that the watch should have, by reputation, been able to withstand the knock. I understand your displeasure having purchased for a lot of money a watch with a storied reputation and having this outcome. And I'm not excusing the apparently failures of dirt under the crystal and now a power reserve issue. But a lack of full technical expertise to properly analyze the issue and lay blame is likely to end up as an 'I say...you say' stand off that might only be able to be resolved with a full service from an accredited repair facility that would make the watch conform to specifications with a warranty that is accountable. Absent that, perhaps a request to return the watch for a refund might be your best course of action. Good luck.
  5. hhaa123

    strap Lug width on a Galapagos

    Can the seller measure it for you?
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    Does this IWC seem legit?

    Post moved.
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    IWC in San Francisco?

    You may have to go to one of those other places.
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    Getting Best Price on IWC Portugese Chronograph

    Try to get 25 at the AD. You can get it cheaper if you travel and get tax back. I'd go for the blue as it's more versatile. The gold is dressy
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    Buying a new IWC 3714

    I just got in contact with ACE a week ago. Normally you should talk to Dimer but he just left ACE a while ago, now Tamarah Albek is taking over his job. You can contact her to ask if tax refund is possible in your case. Keep us posted and enjoy the watch-hunt!
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    Mark XII or Mark XV

    I would get the XV. 38mm is a good size. In fact, I've always liked the white dial version with the cool blued second hand. I had a Spitfire UTC a few years back which was 39mm. If I were to get another IWC pilot, it would be a Mark XV, black or white dial. 36mm is not always too small, for example the older 36mm Rolex Explorer I think looks better than the current 39mm version, but the bracelet gives it a bit more wrist presence. I think the Mark XII would wear a bit small on your wrist, but this is all subjective personal taste.
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    IWC Porsche Design Compass Female

    It is a genuine IWC. Titanium case and is called sportivo. The strap however is not original. The original is a demospan strap with a titanium deployant, which cost at least 1/3 of the retail of the watch at service. Hope this helps.
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    Where to purchase IWC original straps?

    Yes they do.
  13. I thought all IWC Pilot Watches have contained soft iron case for Anti-Magnetic, haven't they ?
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    IWC Big Pilot Patrouille Suisse

    That crown is really an accident waiting to happen.
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