So as I search a well known on-line auction site a listing for a vintage casio mrg-120T is observed. Before placing a bid the following email is sent to the seller requesting additional information about the watch. This is the Q: Hello Seller, did you purchase this watch new or second hand, have you ever had the battery changed, is the watch 100% authentic, is it keeping accurate time and what would you rate the overall condition at on a scale between 1-10. Can [email protected] be madewith M/O. This is the response. R: I purchased the watch from a friend in Japan, who bought it new. The battery has neveer been changed and the watch is a 100% authentic. Condition is 9.5 mainly because i don't have all the links. There are no scratches or marks on the watch.
So my bid is placed and I win the watch. When the watch arrives it comes as no great surprise that the battery is dead and the watch is not working. What takes me off guard is the fact that the dial on the watch is not centered. The hash marks on the inner bezel ring and the numbers on the dial are out of alignment. Between the 6, position and twelve there is a small space between the dial and ring on the otherside going from 12, to six they are tight against each other.
After several emails that the seller faults me for not asking for the proper information about the watch, while I demand a full refund. I decided to call them. The seller tells me to return the watch and they will refund my money. Trouble is I have no trust in this person and I get the idea I might be waiting along time to see my $146.97. Kinda a funny thing the seller reported me to the auction site for harassment about 5, minutes after we spoke on the phone.
That's the ugly side of the bay. Buyer Beware, and we all know it. Sorry I need to digress one last time, the seller responds that the condition was at 9.5 ONLY because of missing band links my impression was it is in excellent working order as it should with no problems!
Now to correct this watch and restore it to the condition it should be at, can anyone give me an idea of what it will cost and were I should have it worked on. Regards Steve