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    Well I finally picked up my Orion Datum!
    The staff at Wempe were all really friendly and helpful and it was a great experience.

    I was genuinely worried that when I saw the watch in real life it wouldn't be as good looking in all the amazing pictures on Worn & Wound and from owners here on WUS.
    As soon as she opened the box and passed it to me that worry was quickly crushed!
    Its amazing what a difference looking at pictures and viewing in real life can make.
    The watch is beautiful, the dial really shimmers and comes to life in the light.
    The whole watch in general, gold batons, blue hands and silver dial react incredibly in the light.
    Even my Fiancee was impressed, she even like it more than the GO Sixties I asked to see!

    Anyway you can see I am thrilled, I even got it out to have a better look in the restaurant;



    Anyway by the time we got back to the hotel to have a closer look, I noticed a piece of lint on the dial.
    This is quite annoying as it's such a clean watch so it becomes fairly noticeable.
    You can see it in this picture between 7 and 8;



    My question to you is;

    Would you return it to get a lint free dial?
    Bear in mind that I leave next week so I would not have the Orion for a further 3 months.
    Would you leave it and wait until it's first service to remove the lint?
    Would you give it to the watchmaker at Wempe to remove the lint?

    These are all things that I have read that people do on here.
    Let me know your thoughts.
    Admittedly I am a little upset as I really don't want to part with it!
    It's just too pretty to hand over to someone else!
    My Fiancee thinks I should return it for another lint free one.

    Sorry I'll write a proper review type thread when I have time but I'm in the middle of wedding planning right now!
    Thanks guys!
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    Re: My new Nomos Orion Datum - Brief overview & question

    I would nicely ask for a replacement.

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    Re: My new Nomos Orion Datum - Brief overview & question

    Im sure Nomos would be horrified this was able to slip through quality control. They will probably appreciate you bringing it back to ensure it doesn't happen in future
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    Re: My new Nomos Orion Datum - Brief overview & question

    Bring it back to Wempe, and I'm sure that Nomos will make it right before you leave for home. One week is plenty of time for them to address this issue.
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    Re: My new Nomos Orion Datum - Brief overview & question

    Bring it back ASAP n the problem should be addressed ASAP I'm sure

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    Re: My new Nomos Orion Datum - Brief overview & question

    I'd ask for a fresh one. That little bit of fluff will drive you insane in the end!

    It's a beautiful watch, though! You picked a great one :)
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    Re: My new Nomos Orion Datum - Brief overview & question

    If it were a black dial, you'd probably not even notice it. But it is not and the dust particle is clearly visible on your picture. I would get it fixed one way or another.

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    Re: My new Nomos Orion Datum - Brief overview & question

    Lovely watch Faiz! Shame about the lint - return it. Then post again
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    Re: My new Nomos Orion Datum - Brief overview & question

    As everyone has said. Take it straight back asap - hopefully they'll have another one they can exchange it for.
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    Re: My new Nomos Orion Datum - Brief overview & question

    If it's new I think exchange is ok. I once took a 30x loupe and noticed dust on my lange dial.
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