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    This is getting increasingly off the topic of...

    This is getting increasingly off the topic of this thread, but...



    Updating your phone and/or phone account does not imply changing numbers. I frequently move numbers from one provider to...
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    Yup, indeed. :-) Although I think they were...

    Yup, indeed. :-)

    Although I think they were taken aback by quite the way it worked out in reality (and possibly production difficulties).
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    But people do want it. :-) They want it for...

    But people do want it. :-)

    They want it for "just" the brand, and for perceived limited nature, etc. These are things that consistently drive demand in a consumer society. FOMO, limited time...
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    A genuine Omega for £207. And the highly limited supply makes them de facto limited editions, I think.

    And I think that the hype (no matter how it got started) is now a driver of demand in its own...
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    Yup, very true!

    Yup, very true!
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    The blue is a stunner but I still prefer the red...

    The blue is a stunner but I still prefer the red second hand, platinum dial version...
    https://cdn2.chrono24.com/images/uhren/24087745-pg9im9bbiw0svqyrt5wqx36f-ExtraLarge.jpg

    Although preferably...
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    If this is a JLC/G-P/etc. 352 movement then it...

    If this is a JLC/G-P/etc. 352 movement then it takes an AG13 (high drain), also known as 357 or SR44W.

    It's no different to changing the battery in any other quartz but CAUTION, the coil is...
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    According to many B&W movies I've seen, they...

    According to many B&W movies I've seen, they would check their pocket watch and then anxiously compare it to the town clock.
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    Luckily (fcvo luck) I have a rather large wrist...

    Luckily (fcvo luck) I have a rather large wrist so I'd probably often need more links added on a Rolex bought new direct from an AD.

    It's a moot point as I've never bought a Rolex from an AD but...
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    Thanks. Commiserations to your friend.

    Thanks.

    Commiserations to your friend.
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    Yes, indeed! (Although it wouldn't change the...

    Yes, indeed! (Although it wouldn't change the debacle at boutiques).

    Perhaps it would have been better to always sell online and skip the boutiques. That way it would be more practical to limit...
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    Oh I'm not disagreeing with you! I was being...

    Oh I'm not disagreeing with you!

    I was being cynical about reasons to not merely allow this to continue but to have not stopped it as soon as it began.



    But they're not Swatch Group decision...
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    The online shop would spend most of its time sold...

    The online shop would spend most of its time sold out. Can you imagine the outcry that gets directed at Timefactors but with literally a thousand times more voices!

    Right now the fuss is at arm's...
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    I'd be curious to know. Do most ADs have the...

    I'd be curious to know.

    Do most ADs have the skills in house (i.e. actually in the building, available to work right away) to actually be able to safely do this? I'd have thought not.

    Also a...
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    This is intriguing and very surprising to me that...

    This is intriguing and very surprising to me that Swatch would continue to open the shop at all under these circumstances.

    If they cannot sell safely via these boutiques then they need to stop...
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    (a) Use correct size, high quality screwdrivers...

    (a) Use correct size, high quality screwdrivers for the battery retention clip screws.
    (b) Use plastic tweezers (if you need to use tweezers to move bits around).
    (c) Be really, really careful. Go...
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    Yes, I always find it incongruous when a...

    Yes, I always find it incongruous when a manufacturer offers a diver on a non-waterproof leather strap.
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    Wood pigeons are cute until there are too many.

    Here in NW London, there are hordes of feral pigeons on the main roads but few of them in back gardens. However, there are (sometimes) lots of wood...
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    Yes, I feel this way too. It pains me that Seiko...

    Yes, I feel this way too. It pains me that Seiko do it too, and if they cannot replace the movement then they just offer a discount on a new watch[1].

    But I want my watch back, fixed!



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    ^^^ That looks like the metal Spinnaker sticker...

    ^^^ That looks like the metal Spinnaker sticker that would previously have been applied to the rotor. Probably just needs to be stuck down again (or removed entirely!), although one might want to...
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    For super-perfect service, go to St. James. ...

    For super-perfect service, go to St. James.

    However, I'd be entirely comfortable having the former 'Watches To Go' [1] in Piccadilly Circus tube station do the work. Indeed, I have used them...
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    Despite being less than an impressed with one of...

    Despite being less than an impressed with one of the the broadly similar 'Colors of Nature' watches, I'd still like the Mars Moonswatch, even if it's just for the novelty value. But it will have to...
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    If I may ask, what gave you that impression? Did...

    If I may ask, what gave you that impression? Did you see money changing hands?
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    Good grief. Where was this, may I ask?

    Good grief. Where was this, may I ask?
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    If the watch is definitely not working correctly...

    If the watch is definitely not working correctly (i.e. if all chrono hands are not operating as they should when the relevant pushers are pressed) then it is possible that the movement is not...
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