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    Did i get ripped off?

    I just received this watch in the mail today. http://www.itemstoday.com/usr/GoodsD...px?pcode=iw564


    If you look closely, you'll notice that second dial on the left has no hand on it. I'm kind of a watch newb, so I'm not sure what that dial is for or if it's even supposed to have a hand. To me looks like a spot for a tourbillion or something and I think they sold me a defect(of course it's my own fault for not checking it out close enough).

    If anybody could tell me what's up, I'd really appreciate it.

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    Re: Did i get ripped off?

    ok you piad under $10 that watch is mostly likely chinese.
    These cheap ones often design dial of more expensive watches but they dont have the mechanics to match them. so they are just for show
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    Re: Did i get ripped off?

    To be honest with you I wouldn't worry about a $10 watch. In this case you get what you pay for, just chalk this purchase to experience. Or make it a learning experience and experiment with the watch like removing the movement, hands, etc. If you are really bothered with the watch return it, but shipping would cancel out refund, or try to sell or give away the watch.

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    Re: Did i get ripped off?

    yup....!! $6.60.....heck.... that is a $5.95 watch :)

    seriously.... if you are going to make a boo boo, it's fantastic to get away with a sub $10 lesson learned.....
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    Re: Did i get ripped off?

    Looks like a winner to me.
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    Re: Did i get ripped off?

    Quote Originally Posted by Caraptor View Post
    Looks like a winner to me.
    i actually laughed.. shame on me
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    Re: Did i get ripped off?

    Its just a chinese mass manufactured mechanical. These are branded under various names, sold all over the www. Usually in the $10 ballpark. IKcoulouring is the brand that comes to mind immediately. They frequently have empty subdials just like yours there. I wouldn't worry about it too much. I think you did pretty good. Some of these can actually keep surprisingly good time, depending on how well its calibrated. How durable or reliable it is... is a complete craps shoot. Yst still, I'd rather take my chances with a watch like yours than any $10 quartz junk watch at target or wal mart.

    DX site here...

    http://s.dealextreme.com/search/mech...?category=1204

    Theres just "something" about a mechanical watch, that you can ONLY get in a mechanical watch.
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    Re: Did i get ripped off?

    Did I just read "10$" and "tourbillon" in the same sentence ?

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    Re: Did i get ripped off?

    Quote Originally Posted by billy_boy View Post
    If you look closely, you'll notice that second dial on the left has no hand on it. I'm kind of a watch newb, so I'm not sure what that dial is for...
    My singularly boring contribution to this thread is to state that the dial with the missing hand you're refering to is (or at least would have been) a small seconds sub-dial. Instead of the seconds being counted off by a large hand in the center of the watch, they are tracked on this smaller sub-dial. Some of the very nicest watches incorporate this design feature, it's just that they usually have an actual seconds hand installed. By the way, if you get in to the 70 - 90 dollar range (USD), you'll start to run into some pretty nice mechanical watches from Seiko and Orient.

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    Re: Did i get ripped off?

    Not sure its possible to get ripped off on a 6 dollar mechanical...
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