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    Ffffffffffffuuuuuuuuuuu

    uuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu...

    3 days... 3 days old!
    Are these things made of 904L steel or butter???





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    Did you pay on credit card?

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    Quote Originally Posted by notenoughwrists View Post
    uuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu...

    3 days... 3 days old!
    Are these things made of 904L steel or butter???





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    My CWC says hi . . .




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    At least itís out of the way now and you can relax and stop worrying about it getting dinked. Thatís how I rationalise my new car scratch, the motorbike dropping, etc etc

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    Wabi with love!

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    Ouch!!!

    Now forget about it and get on with your life.




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    Tool watch

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    That's some knock you gave it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jukeboxs View Post
    That's some knock you gave it.
    Dishwasher (metal edge) or granite worktop edge above dishwasher.


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    Well at least it was somewhat doing something useful. I did pretty much the exact same - taking out the bins and hit the corner of the wall... was Not impressed



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    It happens. Now enjoy ...

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    Lifeís too short to worry. It will get more.

    Better than it living in a safe.

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    That is just such bad luck. Chances are if you were wearing a Timex, nothing would have happened to it. As per previous comment, get it repaired or else just accept it and put it behind you. No matter how bad things appear to be, they could always be worse.

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    Argh, never fun to feel a watch clatter against something for the first time, but it was always going to happen.

    I think that first scrape or ding in anything sticks out, donít worry, itíll soon just be part of a collection of swirls, marks and dents life throws at things and at least the early marks wonít stand out so much!

    I do feel like new watches seem to take a little bit of time to get used to the profile or position on the wrist, and getting a bit too close to hard surfaces are too easy to do.

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    Lucky that strike wasn't on the ceramic bezel!

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    Granite worktop edge would do the job......metal sink wouldn't cause such a dink (ouch!)....That's the reason I take my watches of doing house jobs..

    Guillermo

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    Wow, I feel for you. That first scratch really stings. But it's yours, Wear it with pride.

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    These things happen.

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    First cut is the deepest.
    Itís done (although I feel your pain), but now you can relax.

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    a dink on a watch. so what?

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    It could have been much worse! I remember someone posting picture of their GS snowflake here after a similar event and it did not look pretty (bezel, crystal fíd)! Youíre quite lucky then I guess :-) have a lovely day!


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    Quote Originally Posted by kostal2093 View Post
    No matter how bad things appear to be, they could always be worse.
    Itís a ding on a watch!

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    Ffffffffffffuuuuuuuuuuu

    Ha ha - yeh. I always wear my watches, never baby them.
    It was just quite a ding for the first one, right on the lug edge and in my eyeline all the time now.

    Hey-ho. Looks like I have a new beater...


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    Quote Originally Posted by notenoughwrists View Post
    Ha ha - yeh. I always wear my watches, never baby them.
    It was just quite a ding for the first one, right on the lug edge and in my eyeline all the time now.

    Hey-ho. Looks like I have a new beater...


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    Just have it laser welded when it gets serviced. Look at it as a temporary affliction, like a spot

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    When I had my Sub/hulk etc this is what I worried about constantly, made me realise that I was punching above my weight in watch value :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by notenoughwrists View Post
    uuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu...

    3 days... 3 days old!
    Are these things made of 904L steel or butter???





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    If it makes you feel any better, I have a near identical mark in the same place on one of my lugs. Happened in equally unglamorous circumstances which made it all the more annoying. Watch was 3yrs old at the time, not 3 days, so I feel your pain, but it fades because these things are meant to be worn, and damage is almost unavoidable.

    Sympathetic polishing at service, or laser-welding depending how you feel years down the line are both options.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Montybaber View Post
    When I had my Sub/hulk etc this is what I worried about constantly, made me realise that I was punching above my weight in watch value :)
    I think that would be annoying on any new watch, whatever the cost / value.

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    Great news, now you have to keep it and wear it :)

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    That's a bad spot to damage a watch, that can`t be fixed without removing metal and thinning the lug which wouldn't be acceptable on something like this. Laser welding would fix this but it won`t be cheap.

    The problem with many watches is the size, they sit high above the wrist and they take more knocks. The shape/profile of Rolex lugs doesn`t help, the edges are always prone to getting damaged. Smaller slim watches generally pick up less damage but they're not immune.

    I always take a watch of when doing practical stuff, but loading a dishwasher wouldn't prompt me to do so, it's the daft stuff like this that catches you out no matter how careful you try to be.

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    Uff, I feel for you.
    As they say, the first scratch is the bigbeat pain.

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    Sorry to see this. I'm 34 years into my 16750 without dinging it so far; perhaps I've been lucky.

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    Quote Originally Posted by walkerwek1958 View Post
    That's a bad spot to damage a watch, that can`t be fixed without removing metal and thinning the lug which wouldn't be acceptable on something like this. Laser welding would fix this but it won`t be cheap.

    The problem with many watches is the size, they sit high above the wrist and they take more knocks. The shape/profile of Rolex lugs doesn`t help, the edges are always prone to getting damaged. Smaller slim watches generally pick up less damage but they're not immune.

    I always take a watch of when doing practical stuff, but loading a dishwasher wouldn't prompt me to do so, it's the daft stuff like this that catches you out no matter how careful you try to be.

    Yeh, my thoughts too - not a good location.

    It will have to be lived with, as would not want the lug thinned down.

    I know nowt about laser welding. Itís one for the future perhaps. No dramas for now - it will not be the only mark!


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    Quote Originally Posted by monogroover View Post
    Sorry to see this. I'm 34 years into my 16750 without dinging it so far; perhaps I've been lucky.
    Blimey! Well done that man!


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    Quote Originally Posted by vortgern View Post
    I think that would be annoying on any new watch, whatever the cost / value.
    I agree

    I think I meant that I realised I was never bonding with the more expensive watches as I knew I was just looking after them, keeping them prestine for the new owner.

    A £500 watch for me is one that I dont ever think about resale value

    If only I'd paid more attention at school :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Montybaber View Post
    I agree

    I think I meant that I realised I was never bonding with the more expensive watches as I knew I was just looking after them, keeping them prestine for the new owner.

    A £500 watch for me is one that I dont ever think about resale value

    If only I'd paid more attention at school :)
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    feel your pain.If its a SD43(cant tell from angle) it would have to back to Rolex,would /can they laser weld? Or would they remove metal?

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    Wear and tear!

    This one still ran. All functions worked and it kept perfect time! Watches should be removed before welding or grinding!

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    I dropped a brand new Rolex CHNR (Rootbeer) on my tiled floor when adjusting the bracelet a couple of years ago
    Big ding on the side and creased the bottom of the side too
    Only guy that would touch it was Rocco who brought it back good as new with laser welding
    Rolex won’t laser weld unfortunately (as far as I am aware anyhow).
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    Gutted for you but it will probably "hurt" less in a week or and that's what I've found.

    It's one of the reasons I prefer buying second hand regardless of if the watch cost hundreds or thousands. If it arrives with the odd light mark or blemish I'm far more likely to wear and enjoy it. When I buy new the watch is babied beyond belief and sometimes only worn around the house before being returned safely to the watch box.
    Absolute madness I know but nothing about this hobby/obsession really makes sense.

    Cheers
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    That's a mega-ding!!!! How did you manage that? Did you attack it with a chisel? I've never managed to achieve anything like that, and I'm definitely in the wear-it-whatever school of watch care!

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    This means that is now yours!, unique, another story for your kids.


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    My old clock used to tell the time and subdivide diurnity; but now it's lost both hands and chime and only tells eternity. PH

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    I'm exactly the same Neil.

    Iíve had 3 new watches this year and all remain unworn in the boxes, well 2 actually as I traded one of them for some ropey old watches that I will wear. The other 2 (Tudors) just sit gathering dust although they are wound regularly so the interaction with them is nice.

    Quote Originally Posted by jneds View Post
    Gutted for you but it will probably "hurt" less in a week or and that's what I've found.

    It's one of the reasons I prefer buying second hand regardless of if the watch cost hundreds or thousands. If it arrives with the odd light mark or blemish I'm far more likely to wear and enjoy it. When I buy new the watch is babied beyond belief and sometimes only worn around the house before being returned safely to the watch box.
    Absolute madness I know but nothing about this hobby/obsession really makes sense.

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    Meh


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    Quote Originally Posted by notenoughwrists View Post







    Meh


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    I literally have the exact same mark on the Misses watch - it makes it more personal how long have you had it?



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    Quote Originally Posted by notenoughwrists View Post
    uuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu...

    3 days... 3 days old!
    Are these things made of 904L steel or butter???





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    No big resale profit making for you!!! Itíll have to be a keeper:)


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    Quote Originally Posted by Stilgoe1972 View Post
    No big resale profit making for you!!! Itíll have to be a keeper:)


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    Damn it! I thought Rolex was all about the ROI!
    Although this one is going nowhere unless I end up on my uppers or need quick cash to flee the country


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    Quote Originally Posted by Hood View Post
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    Seems he use the wrong end?

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