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    Re: The all new Alpina Startimer Pilot Big Date Chronographs

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    Dear jmanlay, apologies in the answering delay. The Startimer Chronograph Big Date range has only quartz movements, no automatics.
    Disappointed to hear that. Hopefully Alpina will change their mind and offer one at some point. There are many of us who won't buy quartz watches.
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    Re: The all new Alpina Startimer Pilot Big Date Chronographs

    Quote Originally Posted by outtatime View Post
    Disappointed to hear that. Hopefully Alpina will change their mind and offer one at some point. There are many of us who won't buy quartz watches.
    could not agree more

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    Re: The all new Alpina Startimer Pilot Big Date Chronographs

    Hi Outtatime and Jmanlay: Whats the problem with Quartz watches? What negatives issues to you have reqarding Quartz time pieces?
    I will buy them any time for daily wear
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    Re: The all new Alpina Startimer Pilot Big Date Chronographs

    Quote Originally Posted by Guido Benedini View Post
    Dear beebox, we are not distributed in Singapore for the moment. The closest opportunity is Hong Kong at the moment. Hope to be in Singapore soon! To check our distribution see Alpina Geneve, Alpina watches
    Sorry to side track, I wish to know when will the GoldPlated 130 Heritage Chrono by available in Hong Kong?
    I have trip there last week of Aug 2013?

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    Re: The all new Alpina Startimer Pilot Big Date Chronographs

    Quote Originally Posted by Bettamacrostoma View Post
    Hi Outtatime and Jmanlay: Whats the problem with Quartz watches? What negatives issues to you have reqarding Quartz time pieces?
    I will buy them any time for daily wear
    A mechanical movement is one of the main selling points (to me) for a high-end watch. I can find a quartz movement in every Timex and Casio at the local Walmart. If I'm going to pay thousands of dollars for a luxury watch, I want something more than a $1 battery-operated movement inside.
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    Re: The all new Alpina Startimer Pilot Big Date Chronographs

    Beautifull pictures and great looking watch also!

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    Re: The all new Alpina Startimer Pilot Big Date Chronographs

    Quote Originally Posted by outtatime View Post
    A mechanical movement is one of the main selling points (to me) for a high-end watch. I can find a quartz movement in every Timex and Casio at the local Walmart. If I'm going to pay thousands of dollars for a luxury watch, I want something more than a $1 battery-operated movement inside.

    Could not agree more. I think it comes down to personal choice but to me purchasing a watch from a brand like Alpina with available manufacture movements and going Quartz is going 5 steps backwards. If I want a battery operated watch then I would get a, huh never mind I would rather not get anything

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    Re: The all new Alpina Startimer Pilot Big Date Chronographs

    Bump thread!

    When are the new StarTimer Pilot Big Date Chronograph line (PVD with beige numerals) available? Can't seem to find any info on them, any help would be appreciated.

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    Re: The all new Alpina Startimer Pilot Big Date Chronographs

    Gorgeous pilot oriented watches - Quartz or not! I've sent an inquiry to the Alpina company asking about an on-line source.

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    Re: The all new Alpina Startimer Pilot Big Date Chronographs

    Has anyone found a U.S. source for this new Alpina? The UK distributor recommended these three vendors:

    Little Diamond Shop
    15 Lendal
    York YO1 8AQ
    Tel. 01904 541 415
    www.littlediamondshop.co.uk

    Robert Stewart
    31 Argyll Arcade
    Glasgow G2 8BA
    Tel. 0141 221 9038
    www.robert-Stewart.com

    Watch Shop
    27 – 29 Cross Street
    Reading
    Berkshire RG1 1ST
    Tel. 01189 500 937 / 0800 024 8794
    www.watchshop.com

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