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Francis Urquhart

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  1. Watch similar to the Omega Aqua Terra GMT

    https://orientwatchusa.com/shop/mens-watches/ftt0x003w0/ Similar enough; yet not so similar that you'd never wear it again as a beater once you have that to which you aspire.
  2. Watches for Distressed Gentlefolk.

    This started promisingly, but has gone way off track. Distressed gentlefolk aren't likely to be seen dead wearing Chinese imports, sports or diving watches (unless they are diving), or chav brands. It would be something unobtrusive, elegant and discrete, probably inherited or looking like it might have been. So SBryantgb or Karrussel all the way.
  3. Try Trading Standards first, unlike your solicitor they are free and might do something. If not, sue yourself. Your obvious claim is for damages for the tort of conversion (taking your original GP movement), or breach of contract (in replacing rather than servicing the watch) equal to the cost to replace the watch, plus whatever other costs you incur (e.g. the abortive second service), train fares, etc. and modest compensation for loss of what should be a special item that cannot simply be replaced. You can do it all online through the County Court and represent yourself when you get there, but keep all correspondence and documents. Any solicitor worth having would charge you more to handle the claim than you are likely to get back, and lawyers fees aren't generally recoverable in a case like this so you would be left out of pocket. The system is designed for people to bring their own claims, and you will end up round the table with a judge who decides. The big thing is to check whom you contracted with - 'Cheal Watches' is not a legal entity, you will likely find it is either a sole trader trading as Cheal Watches or a limited company. I think it is probably the infamous Chris Heal.
  4. My dream watch just arrived

    You need a strap to match your shoes and belt, at least within reason. So I'd look whether you are more likely to be wearing black or brown shoes whilst sporting your dream. Or maybe I am too anal.
  5. What are peoples thought on this dial

    And the 't' in 'superlative' is wonky. Looks like a wrong 'un.
  6. A few straps - opinions welcome :)

    It is a fussy watch so needs a plain strap in my view - maybe a plain chocolate brown, or a solid colour nato.
  7. I'll try again.

    Doesn't everyone? I always do. If only for the journey homeward.
  8. I'll try again.

    In a sock, and then stuff the sock in a shoe - and you've a hard case as well as the padding.
  9. arrived... Birthday watch....

    Looks well on that strap.
  10. Buyers security on Chrono24 advice

    Be cautious with PayPal. I had cause to reject a faulty item delivered from the US. PayPal guaranteed the refund of purchase price but their terms don't include the costs of returning the faulty item. In my case, the cheapest return I could find was over £200. (it was a piece of heavy furniture). Fortunately the sellers were legitimate and picked up all the costs, but PayPal would have left me short. Payment directly by credit card would be much better.
  11. what have I bought?

    A nice Eterna - a KonTiki perchance?
  12. Not watch envy but....

    If you really want one...http://moscowwatch.com/index.php?productID=1473
  13. Favorite date position

    Quite so
  14. Whose OCD

    Actually, better still, 'who's CDO' - the condition very like OCD, but with the letters in alphabetical order, as they should be.
  15. Whose OCD

    Whose OCD Started by RWP, 3 hours ago At the risk of betraying the wrong sort of OCD, I have to point out that the title of this thread should be 'who's OCD' rather than 'whose OCD'.