I rather carelessly handed one of my brand new project watches to my son when unboxing. This one being a gift for a friend. As you would expect from a toddler he decided to throw it on the floor. After which it stopped running. Which of course was my mistake. So I am off to my local watch maker on Monday pleading to fix it "yesterday" so I can present it during a party tomorrow. While he took a look at the watch in he said "I hope I can get parts if needed". This, I may remind you, is happening in Hong Kong which literally is wrist watch central. My hopes dropped. Until this morning. Following up on the repair he says over the phone "Already finished. Come by and pick it up".
And it gets better. While I am smiling and thanking and sweating (it is already hot and humid in Hong Kong), all at the same time, he tells me" A very good watch and movement. It uses the same Incabloc protection found in Swiss watches so I was able to replace the broken shock absorber without any issues. I put the watch on the timegrapher and it runs within +2 seconds a day. And very good quality parts".
So first of all kudos to Thomas and Ed and the team for putting the watch together. If my watch maker is happy, I am definitely happy. And of course kudos to my watch maker Raymond who is fantastic. The Incabloc set me back Euro 25,-, which, given my carelessness is not too bad.
And it gave me and all you other 149 lucky ones out there a first glimpse into the ST2528 we own.