Almost got a grail.........almost.

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    Member *El Ocho 1*'s Avatar
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    Almost got a grail.........almost.

    Ever since I first saw it I've wanted an Oris 1945 LE Flight Timer. They were a limited run of 1945 units back in 2005 to comemarate the 50 yr annivesary of the end of WWII.

    A fellow member alerted me that a store in Atlanta had one & was going out of business & giving incredible discounts.


    I called them up & they did confirm that they had the watch. But would only take a phone order with an AMEX & would only ship it to the billing address of the AMEX. No problem, I don't have an AMEX, but the Mrs. does. After 2 days of persuation, I convinced my wife to give me her AMEX so I could order it.

    I called them back & asked a few last questions: Did it come with everything (box, extra bracelet, strap change tool & propeller)? - No, it came in the box, but didn't have the extra strap or the propeller

    I found that wierd, since I asked them if they were AD's & they did confirm they were & that the watch was brand new.


    Well, I decided what the hell, it's a great price for a watch of a limited run of 1945 units.

    I gave them all the info & I decided to ask them at the last minute to make sure that it was the 1945 flight timer & not the R4118 flight timer (also a LE but of 4118 units) since I found it strange that being brand new from an AD it did not come with everything. Turns out it was the R4118

    While still a great watch at a great price, it was not the watch which I have been after for about 2 years & had my heart set on. I'm not going to buy one just to buy one.

    so dissappointed, it's like a little girl being promised a pony on her birthday & then showing up with a donkey
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    Re: Almost got a grail.........almost.

    Man I feel your pain. Sorry to hear about that. Best of luck on your continued hunt!

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    Re: Almost got a grail.........almost.

    Thank you Brother Ben.


    Yeah, I've spent my whole lunch hour thinking about it. Good thing that I asked right before they processed the credit card. Imagine if I wouldn't of, I would of been all excited, ripped open the package when I recieved it, only to find out it wasn't the one I thought it was.

    The R4118 is also a very nice watch, looks very similar to the 1945 & is a chronograph, but it's not the one that I've been after.
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    Omega Speedmaster Pro 3573.50
    Omega Seamaster Cosmic c.1968
    Oris Williams F1 Day/Date
    Oris LE 1945 Flight Timer
    Stowa Marine Original
    Stowa 2801 HW Flieger
    Longines Conquest Heritage
    Longines Grande Vitesse GMT Chrono
    Longines Hydroconquest Blue
    Longines 1972 Vintage
    Seiko SKX009
    Seiko SARB017 Alpinist
    Steinhart Ocean Vintage Military
    Steinhart Ocean One Vintage Dual Time

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    Re: Almost got a grail.........almost.

    do not give up the quest for your grail. be patient and it will happen .
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    Re: Almost got a grail.........almost.

    that is truly disappointing...its a good thing you asked though...imagine if you got it and then saw it was wrong and the store stated all sales were final. It'll come your way....keep at it.
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    Re: Almost got a grail.........almost.

    Quote Originally Posted by Craig M View Post
    that is truly disappointing...its a good thing you asked though...imagine if you got it and then saw it was wrong and the store stated all sales were final. It'll come your way....keep at it.

    expecting a pony & I end up getting a donkey...............
    Rolex GMT Master II BLNR "Batman"
    Omega Speedmaster Pro 3573.50
    Omega Seamaster Cosmic c.1968
    Oris Williams F1 Day/Date
    Oris LE 1945 Flight Timer
    Stowa Marine Original
    Stowa 2801 HW Flieger
    Longines Conquest Heritage
    Longines Grande Vitesse GMT Chrono
    Longines Hydroconquest Blue
    Longines 1972 Vintage
    Seiko SKX009
    Seiko SARB017 Alpinist
    Steinhart Ocean Vintage Military
    Steinhart Ocean One Vintage Dual Time

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    Re: Almost got a grail.........almost.

    Another bad thing is that because of this I revealed to my wife that I had a secret stash of cash
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    Omega Seamaster Cosmic c.1968
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    Stowa 2801 HW Flieger
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    Longines Grande Vitesse GMT Chrono
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    Longines 1972 Vintage
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    Seiko SARB017 Alpinist
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    Re: Almost got a grail.........almost.

    Quote Originally Posted by *El Ocho 1* View Post
    Another bad thing is that because of this I revealed to my wife that I had a secret stash of cash
    Ahh, now the story comes out! :oops: That's painful, and now that she knows you have it and didn't spend it I bet she'll have plans for it.

    Keep searching and you will achieve Zen one day.

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    Re: Almost got a grail.........almost.

    yeah, but luckily she's not a "shopper" she's a "saver"


    I have nicknamed our savings account "the Black Hole" any money that gets near it gets sucked in & never comes out, lol.
    Rolex GMT Master II BLNR "Batman"
    Omega Speedmaster Pro 3573.50
    Omega Seamaster Cosmic c.1968
    Oris Williams F1 Day/Date
    Oris LE 1945 Flight Timer
    Stowa Marine Original
    Stowa 2801 HW Flieger
    Longines Conquest Heritage
    Longines Grande Vitesse GMT Chrono
    Longines Hydroconquest Blue
    Longines 1972 Vintage
    Seiko SKX009
    Seiko SARB017 Alpinist
    Steinhart Ocean Vintage Military
    Steinhart Ocean One Vintage Dual Time

    Friends don't let friends buy Invicta

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    Re: Almost got a grail.........almost.

    That sucks man...keep up the good fight

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