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deOnn

Just got my FA Jones...review time!

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Hi,

Am a newbie at this Rep stuff.

Have been a silent forum reader til now...just bought and received my FA Jones.

Bought the black strap with white front/black numbering & silver hands one.

Got it from Andrew (Trusty). Communication and delivery was good and fast.

My review...(go easy on me, total newbie)

Front:

1. Nice and clean, classic look. That's why I like it.

2. Mistake!! There should be a line spacing between "Shaffhausen" and "FA Jones". Saw rep pics were ok, my came with this silly mistake.

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The Numbering:

1. Read about the 117/3000...so I expected it.

2. What I got was 01/50, which isn't bad for my black/silver version. Gen is ???/500, gives room for correction. A plus, but why couldn't they take it 1 number further and gave me 101/500 or something?

Back:

1. Well done with the decorations I think.

2. I've seen versions with the blue screws on the wheels, and I didn't like it. Was hoping not to get the same thing but unfortunately. Mine has the silly blue plated screws which look nothing like the gen or rep pics I saw.

3. Regulator needle is FAUX and chipped/tarnished. Seems like it isn't part of the movement, juz pasted on top. Very disappointing. Update...needle cleaned and found to be probably workable.

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Movement:

1. From comparing it with my digital watch side by side throughout the day, seems pretty accurate.

2. Movement is LOUD. Can hear it 3meters away in a quiet room. I've got other automatic watches, none even near as loud, but it has got a retro sound to it...so not too bothered. Must be a vibration thing, cuz it's really loud on a glass table, no sound when on a rubber mat.

Overall:

I like the look and feel of the watch. The flaws are small but annoying cuz all so unnecessary. Doesn't follow the rep pics I saw either. I don't think that's Trusty's fault, all dealers prob get from the same source. Costs 2% of the real stuff, can't complain. But would I have bought it if I knew the 1. FA Jones spacing, 2. Blue screws and 3. Faux regulator errors....probably not.

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Looking at your picture it looks like thew regulator needle will work but it is dirty and yes the FA Jones Should be spaced further down but still a nice watch for the price.

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Looking at your picture it looks like thew regulator needle will work but it is dirty and yes the FA Jones Should be spaced further down but still a nice watch for the price.

Ummm....yeah, maybe you're right. That would really make things better. I will keep watch on that needle and update review if necessary. =)

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