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  1. Yeah, it's getting that way. I only use it as it's easy & convenient. but pretty much every decent watch I've sold on there has been 'mare.
  2. Yep, everything was tested. I was wearing it regularly before I sold it and I never had complaints. Granted, I rarely, if ever used the chrono function, but I did check that it worked and returned to zero. I didn't see any scratches on the glass.....but they can be minute & only visible under magnifying glass, so I wasn't to know. He said that he's got a watch repairer friend who will take a look at it. As odyseus10 did, I'll probably make a token gesture to pay for any repair, I'd rather take a £50 hit to get it sorted than to find £800+ to refund him.
  3. I think it was pretty much the same wording used on the For Sale section here.The guy is German, so his english is a bit iffy, so things may be a little twisted in translation. The auction wording was: Fortis B-42 Pilot Pro. Model Number: 635.10.11 Case is 42.5mm across and 15.5mm deep. The watch is equipped with Swiss-made Valjoux 7750 automatic calibre that performs 28 800 vibrations per hour and has 25 bearing jewels. Other movement characteristics include Incabloc shock absorber and fine timing device. Watch is in lovely condition. Recently had the case cleaned so it's looking very tidy. Keeping very good time & all functions work perfectly. Comes with Fortis leather strap & deployment clasp. The strap has only been on the watch for a couple of months so is still in great condition. No Fortis box or warranty card. But I will supply a generic watch box if sold. He doesn't seem particularly aggressive about it....yet. As mentioned, the money I got from the auction is long gone, and I don't really have the money to refund him if it comes to that.
  4. Thanks for the reply. Yeah, it's an Ebay thing, to avoid all the grief I'd probably offer the refund. Just a shame I've already spent the money I got from the sale.....guess I should have waited until I knew they were happy. I don't understand some people, seems to me they only buy stuff just to have a moan & try and get some money back. I think I've only ever sent a watch back once, and that's only when the description didn't match the general condition of the watch, i.e "Watch is in lovely condition" and it turns up looking like it was dug up from a swamp.
  5. Ok, recently sold a watch (not on this forum). I've just had a mail from the buyer saying: The pushers are not in the normal position, but diagonally and do not run back clean. The chronometer does not jump over the seconds counter. The wave of the crown is bent. The sapphire crystal is dirty from the inside and slightly scratched. Now, I'm not a watch expert, I just like watches, I don't get involved in taking them apart and all that, as long as they work as they should, I'm happy. So, apart from the dirty crystal portion, I have no real idea of what is being referred to. Can anyone shed any light on what the rest means? To my untrained eye, he seems to be pushing that it just needs a service. Being that it was an automatic, that's not going to be cheap is it?
  6. Shouting at it doesn't seem to work, so it's heading to the shop tomorrow.
  7. Why all of a sudden has my Victorinox Alpnach Auto decided that the stopwatch hand is no longer going to reset to 12? Its so annoying and I'm too anal to let it rest, it needs to be fixed!! If it was a quartz, no problem, easy to sort out, an automatic has to go into the shop doesn't it? Grr.
  8. For the Fortis strap, I thought the main giveaway was that Fortis didn't use split pins for the links, I thought they all had screw-in pins.
  9. Anybody would think they had something to hide [emoji3], surely not. Sent from my G8141 using Tapatalk
  10. Looking to get a replacement stainless strap for my Fortis. Came across this site: http://www.classictimeparts.co.uk/product/new-fortis-20mm-stainless-steel-gents-watch-strap-matte-brushed-finish-flieger Surely this has to be fake? Looking at the other stuff on the site, Omega straps for £25 etc, I'm thinking, yep, dodgy as hell.
  11. Is it the extended version, best version but you're in for a long night. Oh, the watch is a Seiko, right?
  12. Thanks for the reply. I tried running the chrono function and resetting, alas no luck. Taking it to my local repairer today, I thought adjusting the hand manually would probably be the answer. I've had watches that you can pull out the crown and by pressing buttons which adjust the hand around to wherever you wanted, but alas this watch doesn't appear to be one of those.
  13. Does anyone know how to reset the chrono sub dials on the Citizen Promaster 2100 watches? I have a problem with the minute dial. Ive tried a full reset and that didn't sort it. I'm on to the the random button pressing phase now and I'm getting nowhere. Can it be done?
  14. Quick update on this one. The case was closed today and the good news is eBay closed it in my favour, so I don't have to refund this guy. Phew. It got to a point where he accused me of not supplying any service card or receipt, which I did. But I checked with Tag to see if they even needed the service card should the watch be sent back and they said no, as the watch serial number would be logged along with its service history. So the guy didn't have a leg to stand on. Good result all round
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