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  1. You can't go wrong with such affordable options in the market. I'll pass theis rep offer and probably go gen. Thank you for the tip Freddy. Regards
  2. Hi there: I'm lookingI for an Eterna Kontiki 1958 rep. Have you ever heard of " Shopstore" on line seller ? I wonder about the source reputationb as they offer three dial variants (color) of this rare watch for as little as $89.00. Too good tobe true ? I appreciate your suggestions
  3. Thank you for your comment on this situation. I'm going to change browser and try.
  4. Hi fellow members: Although I have been part of this community for many yeras, because of several work commitments reasons I've been a passive member the last three tears. I want to b e part of the action now and I thought of posting a few pics on the Rolex wristies thread. So I tried and i keep getting a screen saying there was an error 200 and that's the end of the interaction. I tried several times with the same results. Is there something that I have not done right or are there special requirements to post pics ? Pleae, let me know what can I do. Thank you or reading my question
  5. Thank you Freddy for your help. I have already contacted the seller without sucess. I also reported this situation to ebay. I have not received their response to my request. My guess is that they are trying to ignore my claim. I will write another message to them (formal letter) letting them know the seller'signoring (ignoring my messages). I will describe the damage in full, with pictures of the receiver and the box. I hope my 20 year membership and 100% positive back will help support my claim.
  6. Hi fellow members . I'm writing looking for advice regarding a situation involving oboy, which is practically refusing to intervene, so that I can have a seller to respond for a mencrandise that I bought from him.,m and that was delivered damaged, after being missing for two months. The carrier, tells me that the person who shipped the item ( a vintage Pionbeer receiver) must claim the refund at the carrier´s branch at origin (UK). The seller has not done anything about it. So I reported this to 0boy, asking them to step in and help me by pressing the seller to do what he is supposed to do, which is askinf the carrier to pay for the (total) loss of the item. I suspect these people couldn't care less, since I have not received any comments from them. I paid 400 GBP for the whole deal, shipping and import taxes included. What can I do ? I apoligize for adressing you as a cosntituencey, but I don't know what to do. Thank you for reading my message
  7. Thank you Jason. Indeed it is a beautiful watch. I'll be posting it for sale on ebay soon.
  8. I received this as a gift long time ago. Yesterday I put new batteries( 516 and 521 and it runs great.
  9. Thank you for your comments mates. I agree that the watch looks great in a metal bracelet. But, I have seen the same watch on a brown leather strap and it's a totally different look. Straps (gen) are expensive though; about 130 bucks without the buckle, that is around 90. Here is a pic of the ladies Dynamic in its "leathered" veersion, for illustrating my impression.
  10. Hi Omega community. I´m looking for a leather strap for a vintage ladies Dynamic. Hopefully a blue or tan finish. Can someone suggest where to look for ? ebay does not have any for sale of the color I want. This is a rare vintage Omega. A gold tone metal bracelet would also do in this case. Thank you for reading my question gentlemen and ladies.
  11. I very much agree with your shopping strategies. As you say it pays to scratch the itch for a while and wait for the right time to buy. That's the way I bought the 1601 I own . I´m going to keep looking and if it takes too long, I may do what you did with the replica Explorer, and have the feel of the 3 extra mm on the wrist, without spending a fortune.
  12. When I take the plunge, I think I´ll look for a preowned on the bay.
  13. You maybe right. Or maybe it's the application that is not working as it should. I'll have the computer checked by a technician. Let's see if this works now.
  14. Wearing this 10 plus year old rep today. INGENIEUR.lnk Sorry the pic doesn't show. Something unusual happened during the process. I'll try again later.
  15. You are right. We see a lot more gens these days than two three years ago. As you say, keep them coming.
  16. I was browsing some older magazines and I run into a Cartier ladies watch Calandre in the shapoe of stirup. Beautiful watch. Then, a couple of weeks ago I saw a Ralph Laurean mens Chronograph with the same shape. This was a 38mm wide and 42 mm North/South. Beautiful watch. Then I found two available in the internet, but they want 5 K for a steel cased one and 7.5 K for the gold version. That's a lot of money for a designer's fashion watch. I wonder if there is a replica version of the watch.
  17. Thank you for your comments. You are right . Being a legal watch there should grounds for asking the platform to force the buyer to return the watch, as he has already been refunded the the money he paid for it. sadly I guess I came across a scammer, who skillfully planned a scheme to get a refund and keep the watch.
  18. Hi fellow members: I usually write one or two messages per month and I never mix bad personal experiences with a fun forums like this. This time I'll do it. I have bought and sold watches (reps and gens) for many years and I have never gone through what experience now. Let me briefly explain the situation. About two months ago i sold a gen watch through o-boy. I had done this before without incident. But this time I run into a buyer that turned out being a real bad ass. I sold him Tag Heuer Monza watch watch for $1.500 and as soon as he got it, he claimed I had misrepresented the watch on my post, because the crown was not original. I hadn't even noticed this. I told him I was sorry but I was willing to pay for an OEM crown, to make things right. So he said no as he wanted a refund. I told him I saw no reason for such a h petition when I could pay for the original crown. Then there was a long silence from him, after which he claimed he wanted $ 1.000 for the crown. I told him that was absurd as this part was $ 175 ans I thought a watchmaker could put the new crown for 50 dollars at most. After a prolonged silence I received a message from oboy saying that I had 4 days for solving the problem or a case would be opened against me . Still I thought I could try again to settle the situation, but there was no message from this person saying anything about my counteroffer to negotiate a solution to the dispute. To make the story short in the end the case was closed against me and oboy charged my credit card with the refund, plus the tax the buyer had paid for importing the watch. I was very upset and wrote a message asking the Customer Support if this was legal and they said, it was because the time frame for reaching agreement over the dispute had expired. On top of this, besides receiving the refund for the watch, for which I paid, the buyer feels he is allowed to keep the watch as well. My questions are: this legal ? can a buyer get a refund and at the same time keep the watch that he failed to return ? This is really beyond my comprehension. I'm sorry for sharing these thoughts, but I have nobody to ask for advice on what to do. Thank you for reading his post.
  19. I really like it. 50 plus years old and runs great. Yes, you can find one for the less than one K. That's what I paid, plus 400 for VAT and import taxes.
  20. Enjoying this classic on Sunday.
  21. Thank you Jim and Nanuq for your comments. I feel good when you have positive opinion about this Sub. I am retired now and funds for modding it are scarce. So I'm only going to "age" a little bit, for a more"realistic" look. Any suggestion on how to accomplish this goal ?
  22. Bougt this Sub sometime ago in this forum. I'd appreciate opinions about its credibility as a middle of the rod replica.
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