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On 19/02/2017 at 19:47, Blzebub said:

Following your lead of buying non-blingy Rolex, I picked this up quite recently. Even the most ardent Rolex sceptic couldn't hate this. Or could they?

http://en.lesrhabilleurs.com/rolex-oyster-perpetual-39mm/

I just had a look at the article linked, I certainly agree with one particular part, I could see the OP as being the only watch in a collection (for life), also given how 'relatively' affordable they are, for a Rolex anyway.

I've been wearing mine to work, out for a meal and down the pub, it feels at home everywhere and mine, with the grey dial, slips under the radar.

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Some help and advice please. I just got an Omega Seamaster automatic off ebay,  I've never had an automatic before ,  is it normal that the watch stops  during the night,  take it off about 10  pm,  watch stops around 1-30am,  it keeps good time otherwise 

Thanks

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Sounds like it needs a service Tony.  

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Thanks  Stuart,  seller claimed it had been serviced "recently"  perhaps why  it was a few £100  less than other  automatics.  Got a 14 day return policy  which I might just take up  as I suppose a  service would not be cheap.

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I'm not sure I still have his details, but Dom, a former moderator on here, is a watch servicing specialist, and is highly recommended.  He will be much better value than main dealer I reckon.  Maybe someone will have a contact email or phone for him...

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Super Mod
1 hour ago, omegatt said:

Some help and advice please. I just got an Omega Seamaster automatic off ebay,  I've never had an automatic before ,  is it normal that the watch stops  during the night,  take it off about 10  pm,  watch stops around 1-30am,  it keeps good time otherwise 

Thanks

Needs a service or overhaul. 

If you want it serviced at Wam mates rates, PM me & we'll get you a quote. You'll be looking at £60 +, depending on what it needs.

We sell watches, so our watch tech guy can service repair prestige brands.

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Super Wammer
41 minutes ago, Cambs12 said:

I'm not sure I still have his details, but Dom, a former moderator on here, is a watch servicing specialist, and is highly recommended.  He will be much better value than main dealer I reckon.  Maybe someone will have a contact email or phone for him...

I had a watch serviced by Dom ...Well recommended ..I have his details still ..will pass on only by Pm ...to be fair..

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Thanks for the help  guys.  

I've contacted the seller and see what comes back from him,  any opinion if I got a good deal on the watch and if he should offer to part fund a service,  should I  take him up on the offer and have it done independently  or tell him to have it back as it should have been checked over before a sale?  

Omega Seamaster Pro, Automatic, 300m  ,  36 mm size with a quite unusual white wave dial.  eBay price £1100

This is a retail shop  not an individual.

Cheers

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Super Mod
27 minutes ago, omegatt said:

Thanks for the help  guys.  

I've contacted the seller and see what comes back from him,  any opinion if I got a good deal on the watch and if he should offer to part fund a service,  should I  take him up on the offer and have it done independently  or tell him to have it back as it should have been checked over before a sale?  

Omega Seamaster Pro, Automatic, 300m  ,  36 mm size with a quite unusual white wave dial.  eBay price £1100

This is a retail shop  not an individual.

Cheers

If its a retail shop, the watch should be fit for purpose. Which it isnt. They should therefore service the watch at no charge to you.

Was it a good buy? Did you buy new or 2nd hand?

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Super Mod
28 minutes ago, omegatt said:

2nd hand it's about 15yrs old, apart from not actually telling 24hrs a day  the time, it  looks mint.

OK. It needs a service/overhaul. Lubricant has got thick with age & its stopping the watch.

If its recently purchased from a retailer they should do that at no charge. 

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They do make some nice watches, but why would anyone buy at full price, when there is a sale always round the corner? Reminds me of DFS. They are not going to establish themselves as a premium brand if they keep having a fire sale. 

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Its a short term strategy likely to generate sales but alienate existing customers who may have bought at full price . Also it sets a ceiling going forward . People mentally associate the price with the 50% reduction and they wont pay above that level again . With premium branding and marketing its look i can £1000 off that Omega in January . In peoples minds its doesnt set a new price point just a bargain as they dont reduce stock every few months . Look at oakfurnitureland . We always laugh when they advertise a sale they'd be better off letting know when they don't :Dbut for their product it works . For elevating your watch it  doesn't .

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