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# 78085 26-Feb-2011 17:03
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Looking to buy a new watch, was wondering if there were a good online store for buying watches? 

Found this one, http://www.bodying.co.nz/, but, not sure if it is trustworthy. 

Thanks.  

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  # 443680 26-Feb-2011 17:07
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What sort of watches are you after? Does it have to be a NZ store? I have bought watches from www.skywatches.com.sg with no problems at all.




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  # 443682 26-Feb-2011 17:14
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I bought from amazon.com but made sure not a 3rd party seller but directly from amazon store itself.




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  # 443703 26-Feb-2011 19:36
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wreck90: Looking to buy a new watch, was wondering if there were a good online store for buying watches? 

Found this one, http://www.bodying.../, but, not sure if it is trustworthy. 
 


That domain is registered to AIGNER Ltd, with an address in San Jose (1581 Shanghai Circle, San Jose, 95131, California), that is described as a Chinese manufacturer and importer?

Sorry, it screams FAKE at me...

 




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  # 443708 26-Feb-2011 19:51
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Found my watch in that list: http://www.bodying.co.nz/2531-80-00-watch-omega/watches/3057

I bought mine from an Omega store, about 14 years ago. Great piece of work, never had a problem. I wouldn't ever give that much money to an online merchant, just like that...






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  # 443752 26-Feb-2011 22:33
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Yep, that bodying site just seems dodgy - selling too many watches, and not enough details about who they are.

Will check amazon/skywatches.

Tried to buy from the local retailers but they didn't really have much to interest me.

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  # 443843 27-Feb-2011 10:45
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freitasm: Found my watch in that list: http://www.bodying.co.nz/2531-80-00-watch-omega/watches/3057

I bought mine from an Omega store, about 14 years ago. Great piece of work, never had a problem. I wouldn't ever give that much money to an online merchant, just like that...


A $3,500 watch  0.0 !
hope you get atleast another 14 years out of it at that price :)




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  # 444100 28-Feb-2011 12:35
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My watch is there too http://www.bodying.co.nz/caf2111-ba0809-watch-tag-heuer/watches/12123, but I'm not sure I'd be overly keen either to fork out that kind of money on an unknown site...

b0untypure1: A $3,500 watch  0.0 !
hope you get atleast another 14 years out of it at that price :)


Buy yourself a decent watch at you'll have it for life.  Unless you periodically get bored of them and decide you want a new one...

 
 
 
 


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  # 444101 28-Feb-2011 12:41
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freitasm: Found my watch in that list: http://www.bodying.co.nz/2531-80-00-watch-omega/watches/3057

I bought mine from an Omega store, about 14 years ago. Great piece of work, never had a problem. I wouldn't ever give that much money to an online merchant, just like that...


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Does yours lose time after a while as I have one and have to say I've been disappointed with mine, costs $300 just for a service which it seems to need as it gradually loses more and more time? 

I thought that I'd bought a 'watch for life' but it seems to me a 'cash down the drain for life' 

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  # 444104 28-Feb-2011 12:51
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langers1972: Does yours lose time after a while as I have one and have to say I've been disappointed with mine, costs $300 just for a service which it seems to need as it gradually loses more and more time? 

I thought that I'd bought a 'watch for life' but it seems to me a 'cash down the drain for life' 


Ahh, the perils of owning a chronometer my friend.  Mine does the same.  You just learn to live with it (and the $300 services) :)

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  # 444107 28-Feb-2011 13:00
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dpw: What sort of watches are you after? Does it have to be a NZ store? I have bought watches from www.skywatches.com.sg with no problems at all.


Have brought a replacement watch from this outlet too with no issues.
Good service, fast and cheap.


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  # 444108 28-Feb-2011 13:05
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I'm also looking to buy a watch, still haven't chosen, but has anyone had any experience with Electron World?

http://www.electron-world.com/store/home.php?cat=234

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  # 444111 28-Feb-2011 13:14
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Never had a problem with my Omega Seamaster. Only had battery changed three times in 14 years, and no services needed. Great timepiece, keeps very accurate time - I only really adjust time on DST changes and minutes only once every year or so.

Did you buy an original one?




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  # 444113 28-Feb-2011 13:16
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Aha, yours wasn't the one in the link you posted then as that was a Chronometer one that doesn't have batteries as it's automatic.

PS Yes, it's original from Switzerland

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  # 444114 28-Feb-2011 13:17
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freitasm: Never had a problem with my Omega Seamaster. Only had battery changed three times in 14 years, and no services needed. Great timepiece, keeps very accurate time - I only really adjust time on DST changes and minutes only once every year or so.

Did you buy an original one?


The watch you linked to isn't your watch then, as the one you linked to is a chronometer.  You must have a quartz variant.  Quartz watches keep much better time.

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  # 444116 28-Feb-2011 13:20
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freitasm: Never had a problem with my Omega Seamaster. Only had battery changed three times in 14 years, and no services needed. Great timepiece, keeps very accurate time - I only really adjust time on DST changes and minutes only once every year or so.

Did you buy an original one?


The watch you linked to isn't your watch then, as the one you linked to is a chronometer.  You must have a quartz variant.  Quartz watches keep much better time.


Yes, something I've found to my cost as I bought the Seamaster to replace my battery powered TAG as was fed up with paying for it to be pressure tested when the battery was replaced!! Little did I know that the chronometers were battery-less but a) kept worse time and b) more expensive to maintain due to ridiculous service costs Smile 

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