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by fbd223
Fri May 24, 2019 8:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Are import duties still an issue?
Replies: 95
Views: 3584

Re: Are import duties still an issue?

I'm still gun shy buying anything above $800 until someone can tell me exactly what my taxes are going to be - from what I can tell the HTS in the US for a 17 jewel or higher stainless steel automatic is code 9102.29.55 - which is tax at $1.55 + 4.2% on the case and 9.8% on the band/bracelet. So if ...
by fbd223
Wed May 22, 2019 3:45 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Are import duties still an issue?
Replies: 95
Views: 3584

Re: Are import duties still an issue?

Ummm, I've emailed Tim Cook a few years ago about an issue, with my wife order) and got a phone call the next day from one of their investor relationship managers, there are a lot of companies (some I have dealt with) that will do what is needed to take care of a customer
by fbd223
Wed May 22, 2019 2:59 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Are import duties still an issue?
Replies: 95
Views: 3584

Re: Are import duties still an issue?

I'm ok with paying fees as long as I'm excepting them but just want to know the exact amount that I need to pay. When I buy stuff from Selfridges they let me know exactly what the import duties I will need to pay to have it delivered to states.
by fbd223
Sat Sep 29, 2018 4:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Automatic help
Replies: 9
Views: 645

Re: Automatic help

A few winds just to get the second hand moving, set it and you should be good for the day.
by fbd223
Sat Sep 29, 2018 4:43 am
Forum: Straps
Topic: CNS Seatbelt NATOs
Replies: 3
Views: 539

Re: CNS Seatbelt NATOs

Nice - if you want a little be thinner seatbelt nato check out blushark
by fbd223
Sat Sep 29, 2018 4:41 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Posting in 'want to buy' CW section.
Replies: 25
Views: 1660

Re: Posting in 'want to buy' CW section.

But here's the problem - I wasn't involved in on the forum at that time -(been focusing on a master degree for the past few years)- with that if the "Forum" decides to update its rule again, it could end up being a moving target for people.
by fbd223
Sat Sep 29, 2018 4:32 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: "Bargain" - NOT
Replies: 22
Views: 2082

Re: "Bargain" - NOT

Also if it doesn't sell after 50 days they will most likely just return the watch and be out nothing
by fbd223
Wed Sep 26, 2018 11:49 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: C60 Trident Bronze GMT 600 Limited Edition
Replies: 39
Views: 2455

Re: C60 Trident Bronze GMT 600 Limited Edition

I asked about that - The hands are different on the C60 Bronze GMT compared to the C60 Trident Pro Bronze and they are slightly lighter.
by fbd223
Wed Sep 26, 2018 2:39 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: C60 Trident Bronze GMT 600 Limited Edition
Replies: 39
Views: 2455

Re: C60 Trident Bronze GMT 600 Limited Edition

I bought one and returned it - The hands are just a little to gold for my taste
by fbd223
Wed Sep 26, 2018 1:10 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Posting in 'want to buy' CW section.
Replies: 25
Views: 1660

Re: Posting in 'want to buy' CW section.

same here been a member since 11 and but no grandfather rights
by fbd223
Wed Sep 26, 2018 1:03 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Opinions on the “new logo” aka twin flags
Replies: 61
Views: 2904

Re: Opinions on the “new logo” aka twin flags

At some point just need to stop changing - I believe that the changes hurt the brand - you can evolve branding over time but these full out changes are too much
by fbd223
Mon Sep 24, 2018 11:52 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Changes afoot for the C60 Trident GMT?
Replies: 37
Views: 2479

Re: Changes afoot for the C60 Trident GMT?

As a diver, the hybrid bezel is kinda nice for a dive watch, a standard gmt bezel kinda looks with a most dive watches. If you want a 2-4-6-8-etc bezel then don't have a dive watch gmt.
by fbd223
Mon Sep 24, 2018 11:49 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Dressy vs Sporty popularity
Replies: 21
Views: 1035

Re: Dressy vs Sporty popularity

Since some of the "sport" watches have been updated to be more office-friendly - Tudor Black Bay as an example, the dress watch market could shrink over time expect at the high end
by fbd223
Mon Jun 29, 2015 1:58 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Leather Strap Quality in the Florida Heat?
Replies: 16
Views: 993

Re: Leather Strap Quality in the Florida Heat?

As soon one who lives in florida (tampa), I would say the biggest issue with a leather strap is not how long it will last but how uncomfortable they get on a hot and humid day. I make sure to always buy my watch with a bracelet if available and switch back to them or a nato during the summer or if i...
by fbd223
Fri Jun 12, 2015 12:40 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bracelet Resizing Help - C60
Replies: 5
Views: 516

Re: Bracelet Resizing Help - C60

figured it out and my lord did that suck... why c ward why... anything other pin type would be better