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Old 13th February 2013, 15:19   #1846
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And just like everything German, hope its internals are rock solid.
I think it uses the workhorse swiss ETA movement so not really a true German watch.

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We are definitely paying a huge premium for the swiss watches. Quality comes at a price no doubt, but often times it is inflated.
Couldnt agree more. IMO Stowa watches are excellent value for money compared to some swiss branded watches.
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How are the prices and services of Watchkart? I see that they are running discounts on most products and I happen to be in the mood to buy a new watch. Wanted to know if there prices are competitive or I need to search for the same models in stores in the city ( haven't got many of those here in Vadodara).
Have ordered more than 4 watches before from them and everytime used to received them within 2 days and also brand new with all tags and warranty stamped but this time I received a used one. So sent it back same day and struggling to get refund even after 4 days. No Calls or Emails from them yet..
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Have ordered more than 4 watches before from them and everytime used to received them within 2 days and also brand new with all tags and warranty stamped but this time I received a used one. So sent it back same day and struggling to get refund even after 4 days. No Calls or Emails from them yet..
Thats scary. This is the kind of thing that is still holding me back from really enjoying internet shopping. Till now the only purchase I have made over the internet has been the stickers on the forum. Guess will but it from a store only.
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7 year old puma chrono. My dailywear.
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Old 14th February 2013, 14:52   #1851
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A few from my collection:
Nice watch. (Citizen Eco Drive Skyhawk ).
Even I too have similar watch.
http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/shifti...ml#post2876685 (Which watch do you own)
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Thats scary. This is the kind of thing that is still holding me back from really enjoying internet shopping. Till now the only purchase I have made over the internet has been the stickers on the forum. Guess will but it from a store only.

I just picked up this for my wife from watchkart, so that she leaves my poor battered gshock alone.
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Old 14th February 2013, 16:21   #1853
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Bought this 2 weeks back:

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Seiko SKX007K2
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Bought this 2 weeks back...Seiko SKX007K2
Nice chunky watch you have there! Did you buy it abroad, 'cause I don't see this model listed on the Seiko India website?

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Old 14th February 2013, 17:27   #1855
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Nice chunky watch you have there! Did you buy it abroad, 'cause I don't see this model listed on the Seiko India website?

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Thanks! I bought it from a Singapore based online watch store (cost me ~15k shipped, including customs duty).
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Thanks! I bought it from a Singapore based online watch store (cost me ~15k shipped, including customs duty).
Mind to share the site details?
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My colleague has the same model, cream dial matt finish version. I knew I have to buy one as soon as I saw and felt it on my wrist. I opted for the black dial because I already have many white and cream dial watches. Its really stunning. Stowa watches are made by Jorg Schauer who also makes limited edition Jorg Schauer watches. But this year he has unfortunately stopped taking orders for the custom made hand built JS watches. Have a look at him on google and it is very difficult not to appreciate his watches - JS and Stowa.

No my watch has not been shipped yet. It should be hopefully shipped sometime next week. I'll definitely post pics.
WOW !! Checked him out. Loved how he has put up photographs of the entire watchmaking process. Beautiful time pieces indeed. Loved the edition 9 full calendar watch with the black dial as well as the white dial edition 10 watch.




Why has he stopped taking orders? Is it temporary? I hope so. Would love to own one custom hand built watch someday. The website does say they are shipping all over the world.

BTW, as I become familiar with the German watchmakers, I feel Swiss watches seem more flamboyant and show-offy in comparison to the German designs. Yes they are represented by the rich and famous and are objects of desire for many, but Im kinda shifting towards German designs. Truly elegant. And you wouldn't look out of place wearing a Stowa at a party, or a meeting or a clinic. It would just blend in.

Really looking forward to the pics of your watch when it arrives.

About the premium, as the years pass, it just seems to increase. How are the prices around the world? Is it all the same inflated rates, or only our country that suffers from such over the top pricing?
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[Edit window closed. Moderator please add this to my previous post]

This seems unique though, the One Hand edition.
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Was cleaning up the cupboard and took the opportunity to click a pic of my 3 watches.
The Timex originally came with a nice leather strap. Have been trying to find that strap for quite some time, but in vain.
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