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    Horological Oxymoron

    See the picture for a sign outside a shop in my neighborhood. Beneath text advertising watch batteries is an image of a watch whose dial reads "AUTOMATIC".

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    Re: Horological Oxymoron

    One for Jay Leno's 'headlines'.

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    Classic i do hope they sought permission to use such an image from the manufacturer, doubt they would take kindly to the mis-representation!

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    Re: Horological Oxymoron

    Great catch, trav.

    But for $3.99 every Wednesday and Sunday, that's almost eight bucks a week! I know they say automatics are more expensive to maintain, but Jeez!

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    That's too funny!
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    Re: Horological Oxymoron

    That's why I don't purchase much of anything in NYC. Now Boston...well...you just don't find shenanigans like this in Boston.



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    Re: Horological Oxymoron

    Well leaving aside the obvious boo boo thats not a bad deal, some of the places charge insane amounts for simple battery changes.

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    Re: Horological Oxymoron

    I suppose another one would be Invicta quality,hehe
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    Re: Horological Oxymoron

    Quote Originally Posted by jilgiljongiljing View Post
    Well leaving aside the obvious boo boo thats not a bad deal, some of the places charge insane amounts for simple battery changes.
    The sign just says "batteries" not battery changes. There could be a case opening charge, a battery removal charge, an EPA mandated battery safe disposal charge, a battery insertion charge and a case closing charge. However the battery only costs $3.99! Oh and in small print is does say "select models only."
    Caveat lector

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    Two thoughts:

    A- That's a good looking IWC.

    2- $3.99 for a battery? Good price. Wonder how much installation is.

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