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    Alpina Diver 300 lost bezel insert :(

    So here's an interesting thing that happened to me yesterday. I bought a Seastrong 300 last week and since I live near the beach, I went for a swim. I checked the time when I finished and what do you know, no bezel insert.

    I'm a trained watchmaker and I'm pretty sure that they must have used a double sided tape to stick it down. Pretty poor form I'd say.

    I'll take it back to the AD at lunch today, who will send it across the country to Perth probably, who will check it and request a bezel. I'm sure that I won't see the watch for months and it is only a week old!

    Has anyone else had similar issues?
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    Re: Alpina Diver 300 lost bezel insert :(

    That sure is rotten luck. I hope it all gets sorted out for you soon.
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    Re: Alpina Diver 300 lost bezel insert :(

    Poor workmanship. Bezel insert will not came off so easily.
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    Went into the AD today and yep, needs to be sent away for repairs. That was fun, a nice 5 day cameo appearance - for $1800 Australian. Ouch. Anyone want to make a wager on how long it will take? My money is on not less than 2 months and given Christmas / New Year, probably more.

    Feeling very burned!!

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    Re: Alpina Diver 300 lost bezel insert :(

    Tape? Good thing they don't make pacemakers........

    Good luck, hope you get it sorted out.
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    Re: Alpina Diver 300 lost bezel insert :(

    Wow, sorry that you are having to deal with an issue with the watch in your first week of wearing it. Got to love the Chinese! I am sure they made your watch bezel and case...although, it was probably assembled in Switzerland.

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    Re: Alpina Diver 300 lost bezel insert :(

    Wow.

    Sorry you have to put up with this.

    I tried a Seastrong 300 in a store - I absolutely loved the solid feel of the bezel click when you rotated it.

    Also, do you really think they used double sided tape. TAPE? On a $1300 300M depth diver?

    Come on, Alpina....
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    Re: Alpina Diver 300 lost bezel insert :(

    Quote Originally Posted by UofRSpider View Post
    Got to love the Chinese! I am sure they made your watch bezel and case...although, it was probably assembled in Switzerland.
    If that is the case shouldn't they rename "Swiss made" to "Swiss assembled"? :p

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    Re: Alpina Diver 300 lost bezel insert :(

    Quote Originally Posted by Stryder16 View Post
    If that is the case shouldn't they rename "Swiss made" to "Swiss assembled"? :p
    "According the official website of the Federation of the Swiss Watch Industry (FH) , a watch is considered Swiss, according to Swiss law if, 1) its movement is Swiss and, 2) its movement is cased up in Switzerland and; 3) the manufacturer carries out the final inspection in Switzerland."

    Full article is here: "Swiss Made" Now Means More Swiss Made | aBlogtoWatch

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    Re: Alpina Diver 300 lost bezel insert :(

    Still waiting to hear from Alpina, but seeing this happen makes this ad for the Seastrong a little less impressive...


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