Well this is a first for me. I opened up my UPS package all excited about this new watch and all is well at first. If you're ok with the watch flapping around in the box with hardly any protection that is, but hey, it's a monster and I knew the packaging was going to be shoddy when I ordered based on what other forum members have said. Their watches faired better than mine however. I looked on the side opposite the crown and to my dismay found several large nicks in the case and they're quite noticeable to. Well, I'm not very happy but I figure if I had to I could live with it. Then I try to turn the bezel and owning a BM I know what it should feel like. Instead, it felt like I was turning a grindstone (at least the bezel markers lined up ).
So I put it on a watchadoo and decide to give it a shot anyway, thinking maybe it's just some dirt I can clean out from the bezel. Well 20 minutes later I look down and the things done gained 5 min.! That was the straw that broke the camel's back.
So it looks like I got a lemon Orange Monster (probably from someone dropping it). I really really love the watch, even more so than the black and after talking on the phone with the rep from the company it looks like it may take 3 to 4 weeks to get a replacement . So this kind of sucks, I just got this great watch that I have to turn around and send it back to play the waiting game until the next arrives.
Have any of you guys ever gotten a watch that you really loved only to have to return or exchange it because of some flaw? Here's a few picks of the beauty that is the orange monster and the damage to the case. Thanks for looking
Here's the damage.