I decided to stop off at Scottsdale Fashion Square today after work. I was wearing my new (to me) Planet Ocean and I wanted to see what the Omega Boutique was like. I was the only customer in the store and I had three very nice sales people taking care of me. It was very small, maybe 30 feet by 25 feet. I mentioned how small it was and they asked me if I'd visited one before and I said, the one in Paris and that it was huge. They said that was their largest and Scottsdale is the second smallest.
Size was not a problem, they had a very good selection of Omega watches. I asked if they would sell me a Planet Ocean polishing cloth and they gave me their last one for free. They also gave me a brown polishing cloth that says Omega on it for my son's SMP. They also commented on my nice shark mesh strap and wanted to know how I got it so quickly because they didn't have any yet. I told them I bought it from a gentleman in Canada named William Jean.
They also showed me a number of beautiful watches. Then they unlocked a watch in the middle of the store that was on that awesome Omega winding machine. It was a red gold and leather strap Tourbillon that costs $130,000. They handed it to me before they told me the price, thank goodness I didn't drop it! To tell you the truth, I couldn't read it worth a darn, it was very hard to see the hands. I'll stick to my Planet Ocean!
Overall an excellent experience. The two ladies and one man were personable and not snobby. I'm just an engineer and I dress for work with dockers and a golf shirt, nothing very fancy.
Then I went by Tourneau's because they have a great selection of Tags, Zeniths, IWC's, Breitlings, you name it. Again, I was immediately greeted by a very nice young man named Nate. He commented on my watch. I told him I had two Tag quartz watches that kept much better time and that the PO lost 14 seconds per day. He said he'd demagnetize it for me and then check the regulation. Took them about 3 minutes and said it was only 2 seconds slow per day now. I've double checked it and he's correct.
If you ever find yourself in Scottsdale, drop by Tourneau's and the Omega Boutique, it's worth the time.