I recently bought a 24hr Aviator from a forum sponsor and it came on Friday. Instead of the flat black style hands and blue second hand, it came with silver hands and a red second hand (same as Michele's experience below). I don't mind the second hand, but the silver hands look terrible. It should have looked like the attached image.
The dealer has yet to respond to my inquiry but I have a feeling that it will be difficult (and expensive) to ship the watch back to Russia.
What do you think I should do? 1. Ship it back and incur the return shipping and insurance costs, plus the possibility that it may be "lost" in transit, 2. Live with the terrible silver hands, 3. Try to obtain the correct hands and have my watchmaker install them.
I was also thinking of sending it off to Kent Parks of Everest Watchworks and have him do his magic. I have a Poljot chrono to go to him as well, nice watch but there is no dial lume!
This is my second bad experience with Russian watch dealers. I think this may be the last one