- Oct 16, 2007
- Bucharest, Romania
- 2006 Renault Clio 1.4 16V
Well it is fully automated construction and assembly followed up with what's basically ink-jet colorization. At least the laser welds are neatly done.
Well, the thing about a watch is when it comes back and we see a dent on the edge of the case, we know the watch took an impact. Dents don't form on their own. Whether it was catching your wrist on the edge of a table or desk, or maybe the frame of a door walking through, or it was dropped onto the counter when trying to put it on, it all leaves physical evidence. I can't speak to the policies of other brands, but at least when I'm diagnosing a watch that's come in I will consider the size and position of dents to judge severity of any impacts and whether they would be responsible for damage or whatever is wrong with a watch. I don't like to void warranties but sometimes it's obvious the watch has been mistreated (either accidentally or not). $3500 though, I would expect you'd have needed some major replacement parts, either a bezel, or perhaps crystal and crown in addition to a complete service, which would mean the watch was hit pretty hard.I have a Blancpain Leman Alarm which cost $3500 to repair ... whilst still under warranty (they pulled some "shock on bezel" wrought to deny the warranty claim).
On a watch which isn't COSC certified or similar the hacking seconds is generally a bit overkill. Again, I don't know the other brands' specification on the movement, but being non-certified and similar to one we do use I would imagine they have tolerances of about -5/+20 or so on that model. If it's running as much as 20 seconds fast per day then being able to precisely set it becomes less important because that precision is quickly lost as it runs. This is of course a technical point of view, from the standpoint of a consumer I completely see the appeal regardless. Some movements just don't have a good way to implement a hacking feature, so it's foregone.but despite the finishing, the movement doesn't even have a hacking second hand.
Don't know yet. The company just sent out an announcement Friday that next week they're holding an employee sale on Reversos at a pretty major discount, so I may take advantage if they have a model I like at a good price. While I'd love a gold cased model with the two faces, I suspect those will still be more than I want to spend on such short notice even at the discount. I'll probably end up with a simple steel cased manual winder, which is fine since I'm used to a manual wind as my daily wearer is an old manual Gallet chrono. I'm planning to go out and stop by a dealer and look at a few different models in person to narrow down to a list of possibilities today.Nice choice getting a Reverso .... which reference?
Beautiful watch! A lot more elegant than the previous generations of Superoceans.Just recently bought this Superocean II 42. My job requires me to venture out to sea on small vessels from time to time, and while I won't test it's water resistance unless I'm already dead and sinking further to Davy Jones' locker, I figured a diver's watch would be best suited for my needs. So far, it's been a total joy to wear.