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Hmm, i was considering the same points Guy and doing some man maths re price etc as despite my self imposed 'no buy zone' theres a model listed that Ive had my eye on for c.1 yr.
Been doing a bit of research since looking at Ashfords to see how close i could buy it (pricewise in EU/UK) and the nearest new is approx double (nearest pre owned is still 20-25% more).
Now i have a dilemma and trying to be honest with self in accordance with Downers rules)?!
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Bahnstormer_vRS wrote:
Sat May 09, 2020 1:55 pm
what-time-is-it wrote:I forget what I've bought from Ashford, but from memory they use UPS, charge approx. $30 to post to the UK and you will need to pay VAT to UPS - normally before, but I've known them to deliver and send an invoice a week later. I tend to add 22% to the FX price.

Be mindful that in Ashfords t&c's, officially they will not accept international returns although I've never asked.

Never had a problem with the watch, but they always have a deal on - if a watch isn't part of a promotion it probably will be next time.
Cheers Chris.

All salient points which I had seen. Worth pointing out though.

My one hesitation is if there is a notable Warranty or maintenance issues (thinks GMT hand out of sync). In those circumstances I might have to either use Glycine's UK operation or bite the bullet and go independent.

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I’ll add to this to try and put your mind at ease over Ashfords warranty etc... I had a fault with a watch from them (I’ve bought several from them). One email, they emailed me a return label and it was sorted no problem. From first contact to receiving the replacement was less than 2 weeks. The only issue was that UK customs wanted duty on the replacement watch but that’s nothing to do with Ashfords. I paid it and Ashfords re-embursed me straight away.

Edit; I forgot to say, I paid UPS on delivery - their drivers have the invoice and a card reader for you to pay on receipt of the watch.

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Re: The Bargain Hunters Thread

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@TigerChris - thank you. Good peace of mind.

I'm assuming the no returns is on a 'don't like the colour of the dial' or similar basis; which is fair enough.

I might just have to get the one I'm thinking of but that means I will have three GMTs, when I barely need one.

Maybe I'll sell one of my C8 UTC it C65 GMT. :-k

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I have just ordered the airman 44 purist at under £400 with vat checked on Jura £1550
but I suppose you get a decent discount,doubt it would be £1150 though.

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Bahnstormer_vRS wrote:
Sat May 09, 2020 10:02 am
Thunder1 wrote:GLYCINE Combat Collection – Now up to 91% off!
https://www.ashford.com/us/watches/Glyc ... _pageNum=1

Some nice sales on their Subs, even some of their newest entries...code 'hot5' is worth another 5% off at checkout..
Really quite drawn to the Airman GMT Vintage, which seems a no brainer at this price.

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From doing some limited research, it looks to be an old/outgoing model; GL0218 1953 Vintage GMT, replaced by the GL0071 Airman "DC4". Although I did find a review of the 1953 Vintage GMT mentioning it being an LE.

I'm confused. Help?


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I think the item descriptions on these Glycines leave much to be desired at times(i.e. they can be inaccurate and/or lacking detail)..I can't give you any more info than what you already have, other than that they are a reliable seller selling a quality product..if I didn't already own 3 Airman, I would have jumped on this deal(someone at the WUS site has, as well)..good luck hunting, Guy & sorry I'm not of much help in this instance..
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Thunder1 wrote:
Bahnstormer_vRS wrote:
Sat May 09, 2020 10:02 am
Thunder1 wrote:GLYCINE Combat Collection – Now up to 91% off!
https://www.ashford.com/us/watches/Glyc ... _pageNum=1

Some nice sales on their Subs, even some of their newest entries...code 'hot5' is worth another 5% off at checkout..
Really quite drawn to the Airman GMT Vintage, which seems a no brainer at this price.

From doing some limited research, it looks to be an old/outgoing model; GL0218 1953 Vintage GMT, replaced by the GL0071 Airman "DC4". Although I did find a review of the 1953 Vintage GMT mentioning it being an LE.

I'm confused. Help?


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I think the item descriptions on these Glycines leave much to be desired at times(i.e. they can be inaccurate and/or lacking detail)..I can't give you any more info than what you already have, other than that they are a reliable seller selling a quality product..if I didn't already own 3 Airman, I would have jumped on this deal(someone at the WUS site has, as well)..good luck hunting, Guy & sorry I'm not of much help in this instance..
As you say, description is lacking, but the devil is in the details. :wink:

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Thunder1 wrote:
Sat May 09, 2020 7:32 pm
Bahnstormer_vRS wrote:
Sat May 09, 2020 10:02 am
Thunder1 wrote:GLYCINE Combat Collection – Now up to 91% off!
https://www.ashford.com/us/watches/Glyc ... _pageNum=1

Some nice sales on their Subs, even some of their newest entries...code 'hot5' is worth another 5% off at checkout..
Really quite drawn to the Airman GMT Vintage, which seems a no brainer at this price.

From doing some limited research, it looks to be an old/outgoing model; GL0218 1953 Vintage GMT, replaced by the GL0071 Airman "DC4". Although I did find a review of the 1953 Vintage GMT mentioning it being an LE.

I'm confused. Help?


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I think the item descriptions on these Glycines leave much to be desired at times(i.e. they can be inaccurate and/or lacking detail)..I can't give you any more info than what you already have, other than that they are a reliable seller selling a quality product..if I didn't already own 3 Airman, I would have jumped on this deal(someone at the WUS site has, as well)..good luck hunting, Guy & sorry I'm not of much help in this instance..
Help enough. Thank you. :thumbup:

As I put above; the devil is in the detail; all one really needs is the correct Model No. :wink:

Let the waiting commence. :D :D

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Island Watch in USA has a new Marathon auto. "Arctic" dial, 36mm, SW200, IIRC 30 Bar WR.
$680 US.

I'm sorely tempted.

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trsullivan wrote:
Sat May 09, 2020 8:21 pm
Island Watch in USA has a new Marathon auto. "Arctic" dial, 36mm, SW200, IIRC 30 Bar WR.
$680 US.

I'm sorely tempted.

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Damm them prices are good just ordered a gmt £400 all in 91% discount :D :D :D :D

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Bahnstormer_vRS wrote:
Sat May 09, 2020 8:19 pm
Help enough. Thank you. :thumbup:

As I put above; the devil is in the detail; all one really needs is the correct Model No. :wink:

Let the waiting commence. :D :D

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UPS email, Import charges due, received this afternoon VAT (correct amount) + £11.50 Brokerage Fee (fair).

Paid online with Credit Card at 16:45 hrs.

Checked Tracking; package arrived at Luton Airport 16:50 hrs.

Delivery?? Dare I anticipate tomorrow?


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Re: The Bargain Hunters Thread

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Bahnstormer_vRS wrote:
Tue May 12, 2020 5:05 pm
Bahnstormer_vRS wrote:
Sat May 09, 2020 8:19 pm
Help enough. Thank you. :thumbup:

As I put above; the devil is in the detail; all one really needs is the correct Model No. :wink:

Let the waiting commence. :D :D

Guy
Ordered Saturday evening.

Dispatched email received Monday pm (morning in USA).

UPS email, Import charges due, received this afternoon VAT (correct amount) + £11.50 Brokerage Fee (fair).

Paid online with Credit Card at 16:45 hrs.

Checked Tracking; package arrived at Luton Airport 16:50 hrs.

Delivery?? Dare I anticipate tomorrow?


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Neil b wrote:
Mon May 11, 2020 3:26 pm
Damm them prices are good just ordered a gmt £400 all in 91% discount :D :D :D :D
Welcome to the club, sir..
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Thunder1 wrote:
Tue May 12, 2020 5:47 pm

Welcome to the club, sir..
Hi Thunder, i happened to be reading a thread from while ago about Glycines on another forum (generic watch enthusiasts forum) and there was a contributor with a VERY similar username to your good self... Too much of a coincidence I'm guessing 😅
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Soporsche wrote:
Tue May 12, 2020 5:52 pm
Thunder1 wrote:
Tue May 12, 2020 5:47 pm

Welcome to the club, sir..
Hi Thunder, i happened to be reading a thread from while ago about Glycines on another forum (generic watch enthusiasts forum) and there was a contributor with a VERY similar username to your good self... Too much of a coincidence I'm guessing 😅
Guilty as charged(probably)!!.. :oops:
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