Bel Canto Received and going back

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Bel Canto Received and going back

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Came yesterday. Can’t say I love it and at the price will be sending it back. Strap does not colour match and bracelet seems cheap and flimsy. I know it’s Titanium but the Concept one is much more, well much more!
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Looking at the prices on eBay, maybe you should consider there first.

Some crazy prices, you could even put it in Sales Corner. I’m sure it will be snapped up!!
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TheBeatles wrote:Looking at the prices on eBay, maybe you should consider there first.

Some crazy prices, you could even put it in Sales Corner. I’m sure it will be snapped up!!
Let's not encourage flipping.
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TheBeatles wrote:Some crazy prices, you could even put it in Sales Corner. I’m sure it will be snapped up!!
A couple of things to point out with this, just for information. No criticism intended.

Firstly, the OP doesn't yet have enough forum posts to be able to post in the Sales Corner.

Secondly, even if he were able to, he wouldn't be allowed to advertise the watch for more than he paid CW for it, it being a new watch. This rule is to discourage flipping and profiteering (from CW sales, etc) on the forum.

More info can be found in the Rules section. I would provide a link, but that's tricky using Tapatalk!
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welshlad wrote: Wed Sep 06, 2023 12:05 pm
TheBeatles wrote:Some crazy prices, you could even put it in Sales Corner. I’m sure it will be snapped up!!
A couple of things to point out with this, just for information. No criticism intended.

Firstly, the OP doesn't yet have enough forum posts to be able to post in the Sales Corner.

Secondly, even if he were able to, he wouldn't be allowed to advertise the watch for more than he paid CW for it, it being a new watch. This rule is to discourage flipping and profiteering (from CW sales, etc) on the forum.

More info can be found in the Rules section. I would provide a link, but that's tricky using Tapatalk!
My mistake, my apologies
unforced_error wrote: Wed Sep 06, 2023 11:48 am Let's not encourage flipping.
This happens all the time on external sites, just look at the prices asked. Why shouldn’t a forum member benefit too.
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try and flog it!
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Have to say it did cross my mind but what with the risk of fraud and not being able to get good insurance on posting, best is Special Delivery at £2.5k I decided not to.
So I had to navigate the returns procedure. Well confusing and irritating. You have to fill in all the info online, and there is quite a bit, then write it all again on the paper form🙄. You’re told a label will be sent to you and THEN you get directed to a postal web page which does not work so you do it another way by a link and you have to fill in your details again!
Then it’s DHL who I don’t trust.
Finally I called them and they are sending a Special Delivery postage bag for me as it used to be. This is how they used to do it but what I experienced was the new improved process🤣.
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Re eBay, one of the green LE's finished recently at £3603, so hopefully that will begin to offer a new baseline which is a good few miles away the bonkers money being asked for other examples.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/355004382868 ... R8azgqvNYg
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Maybe it’s the lighting, but I’m not seeing the sunburst pattern on the dial as shown in marketing pics. It looks very flat and single-hue.

Also, just out of curiosity, what did you mean about the bracelet feeling flimsy and cheap - was it just the weight, or is there something about the construction/finish that bothered you?
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DiigerDofs wrote: Wed Sep 06, 2023 1:35 pm Have to say it did cross my mind but what with the risk of fraud and not being able to get good insurance on posting, best is Special Delivery at £2.5k I decided not to.
So I had to navigate the returns procedure. Well confusing and irritating. You have to fill in all the info online, and there is quite a bit, then write it all again on the paper form🙄. You’re told a label will be sent to you and THEN you get directed to a postal web page which does not work so you do it another way by a link and you have to fill in your details again!
Then it’s DHL who I don’t trust.
Finally I called them and they are sending a Special Delivery postage bag for me as it used to be. This is how they used to do it but what I experienced was the new improved process🤣.
Going off track very slightly but I've just been through the same process and the returns facility is pants. I suggested in an email that CW need to review and improve it but the email responses were also pants.

I'm waiting until the returns process is completed and I have my refund in full then I'll send in a full blow by blow email.
Apologies is this has gone off at a tangent but it seemed a relevant place to add some comments to assist anybody else doing a return.
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It might be my eyesight,but I find it very difficult to read the time on this.It is partly exacerbated by the "flying bridges" at 10 and 2.
I'm glad I cancelled my order at the end of June and bought elsewhere.

I appreciate that the design of the watch with exposed workings is clever,as is the chiming mechanism,but I think it has partially forgotten that a watch is there to tell you the time(without the aid of a loupe).
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Spytap wrote: Wed Sep 06, 2023 4:59 pm Maybe it’s the lighting, but I’m not seeing the sunburst pattern on the dial as shown in marketing pics. It looks very flat and single-hue.

Also, just out of curiosity, what did you mean about the bracelet feeling flimsy and cheap - was it just the weight, or is there something about the construction/finish that bothered you?
It’s just very light, yes I know it’s Titanium, so much so it feels like an old Ben Sherman watch I got as a cheap Christmas present. Because it’s light it feels, although it’s not, flimsy and a cheaper material. Because it’s thin it’s a bit clanky tinny.
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Spytap wrote: Wed Sep 06, 2023 4:59 pm Maybe it’s the lighting, but I’m not seeing the sunburst pattern on the dial as shown in marketing pics. It looks very flat and single-hue.

Also, just out of curiosity, what did you mean about the bracelet feeling flimsy and cheap - was it just the weight, or is there something about the construction/finish that bothered you?
I thought the same looking at the posted pictures. If you zoom in, you can see a faint pattern on the dial. This wasn’t a colour that I was keen on anyway, but those pics have cemented that. Really looking forward to seeing both the black and purple though.
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I’ve never made a comment on this but I can’t be the only one who thinks this is hideous, these real life pics only conform this
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Good looking watch but I see your point. That color scheme makes it a bit tough to figure out the time at a quick glance.
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