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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...]
: Pitty that was not a solution provided buy the seller.
: So if you imported a car from overseas and the seller tells you it
: was only serviced a week ago. Tge car arrives at your front door
: but it takes you a week or two to find a specialist on the car.
: The specialist tells you the car hasnt been serviced for years
: you would be ok with it??? If you are fine but i wont be.
If you were to buy a car from overseas, specially a second hand one, you want to have someone ready to check it out for you. You don't wait until the car arrives at your front door to look for someone. Same with watches. Remember, we're talking about used items here!! Always ask for a service receipt and if the seller doesn't provide you with it, always assume that the watch is in need of a service. Unfortunately this is common practice... people lying about whether a watch has been serviced or not.
Last but not least... you don't need a watchmaker to tell you if a watch is in need of a service. Once you get your hands on it you will notice... So the blame is split 50-50 here between both. The dealer shouldn't have lied about the watch (he's not just a collector selling his watch, he's a dealer!!) and you shouldn't have waited to the last minute to find a watchmaker.
Just my two cents.