What a long strange trip it's been.
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    What a long strange trip it's been.

    Three months ago, I bought this PRC 200 for my wife:

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    I was actually looking for the white-dial version, I knew she'd prefer it, but the AD had this in the case, and I have impulse control issues.
    The blue dial, as I should have expected, didn't strike her fancy as an every-day wearer.
    "No problem," I said, "I'll just have the AD order the white."

    Little did I know getting it on the BRACELET was going to be a monumental headache. Eventually the original sales associate, two managers, and their buyer were involved (all doing yoeman's work...great service), but they could not source a bracelet from Tissot. They did finally, after three months, get one on a white strap, which didn't pass the every-day-wear test either.

    Mind you this is Saks Fifth Avenue, not Joe's Watch Emporium.

    I tried everything, and so did the team at Saks. Maybe a PRS 200 Steven Stamkos LE? Not so much with the hockey theme (I had to look up who this guy was, too). Would the PRS bracelet fit the PRC (now their in-house jeweler was involved). Nope, different lug lengths.

    On a whim, I inquired on the Tissot website if I could purchase a bracelet separately.

    I had a response and and order form in less than 24 hours. "The bracelet is in stock."

    WTF??!

    To make an already long story a little less so, for all my trouble and patience the wonderful lady at Saks gave me a nice discount on the watch and strap, coincidentally almost exactly the cost of the bracelet, which will be here in 7-10 business days.

    And this was an impulse buy!

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    Re: What a long strange trip it's been.

    Good story. Glad to hear it will all be worked out! Looking forward to pictures of final product.
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    Re: What a long strange trip it's been.

    Both great looking watches (mind you I do rather like Tissots). I've got the blue one on a bracelet.

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    Re: What a long strange trip it's been.

    I actually prefer the white, 2013 version to the blue 2012. I like the hands better, the applied numerals, and cleaner dial on the new model.
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    Re: What a long strange trip it's been.

    Kind agree with you in that I prefer the white one. Even though I'm on a huge blue dial kick now.

    Though white dial + white leather strap. Is she allowed to wear it after Labor Day?!

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    Re: What a long strange trip it's been.

    I have this one -

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    I like it very much.
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    Re: What a long strange trip it's been.

    Your hard work and persistence paid off. It sure looks like a woman's watch to me. Hope she likes it.

    Sometimes a straight line is the longest way to reach a destination.........
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    Re: What a long strange trip it's been.

    Thanks, Nokie (love the avatar, BTW). She does like it, and will love it when the bracelet arrives.

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    Re: What a long strange trip it's been.

    Hold on just a minute.......
    You really want us to believe that;
    1) You got a reply from Swatch
    2) They were actually accommodating and treated you like a "customer"
    3) They actually had a part in stock
    4) They were willing to sell it to you

    I mean, I like a good fantasy story as much as the next guy (girl) but this really stretches the limits of credulity.
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    Re: What a long strange trip it's been.

    Quote Originally Posted by Donf View Post
    Hold on just a minute.......
    You really want us to believe that;
    1) You got a reply from Swatch
    2) They were actually accommodating and treated you like a "customer"
    3) They actually had a part in stock
    4) They were willing to sell it to you

    I mean, I like a good fantasy story as much as the next guy (girl) but this really stretches the limits of credulity.
    Believe it or not! The corporate buyer for Saks Fifth Avenue couldn't, but I did. They must've sensed my awesome WIS mojo.

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