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A marketplace for chronographs, dive watches and other tool-type wristwatches and timepieces
Rules: Postings must be an ad announcing an intent to sell, buy or trade. Full item description and photo(s) must be posted within the message here, not as links to other websites. Links to online auctions and other sites: Links to online auctions, dealer sites or other listings of items are permitted, but you should be careful to ensure that such listings will comply with our other ChronoTrader Policies. In addition, we request that sellers linking to online auctions or listings offer some benefit or accomodation to ChronoTrader readers (for example, some discount or an undertaking to end an auction early, to keep a watch "in the family"). Photos must be of the actual item for sale in its present condition. No counterfeit or replica products. No post for the same item may be repeated within 7 days, except to lower the asking price. Commercial dealers are limited to three unique posts per day. [More...]
Most of our regular visitors have noticed that we are having some technical issues with the forums – the OTD Discussion Forum and the ChronoTrader forum. So here’s the update –
OTD Discussion Forum – The good news is that the 85,472 messages that have been posted over the last 16 years and 11 months are safe and sound. No problem there. The bad news is that we are having issues with the database that displays the postings on the discussion forum, so there is no good way to browse or search these postings. We are working on the technical fix, and hope to have everything up and running within the next few days.
Realize that all 85,472 messages are alive and well on the site, it’s just that the database / index is missing. If you really need to find a posting, you can use Google to find it. For example, if you want to see messages about the “Shauntavia”, put the following into a Google search – "Shauntavia site:www.chronocentric.com".
And Google will return 73 postings, including this one.
And there it is, proof that the postings are still on the internet.
These searches do not seem to be 100% complete, but they are OK if you really need to find a specific posting or are researching a specific topic.
ChronoTrader – There have been a couple of instances when we have closed the ChronoTrader Forum, while we have been working on the OTD Heuer Forum. The ChronoTrader forum is working properly now, and we are not expecting to take it down for any extended periods. Still – plan accordingly, and realize that there could be times when work will be required.
The Future – Once we recover from the current technical challenges, we will implement a new, state-of-the-art discussion forum. And, yes, it will go live with these 85,472 awesome messages.
Thank you for your support and patience while we address these issues.