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    Have to agree with Mark on this one.

    I doubt Joma considers marks that aren't visible when worn as cosmetic issues worth mentioning, even on luxury watches.

    I know you are pissed that you spent a lot on a piece that isn't pristine, and it's understandable, but they ARE a grey market dealer. I'd be wary that anything they sell is BNIB whether they claim it or not. They are discounted for a reason.

    So IMO your best option is to buff the marks out if the sight of them bugs you that much seeing it everytime you take it off (it's not hard, honestly) or, change straps so frequently that the other 3 lugs match it. ;^)
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    Re: Beware the JOMA

    If everything else on the watch is in good condition, I would take it to a local jeweler and have them polish it out. Might cost you $20 or so, but it is money well spent in my opinion.

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    Re: Beware the JOMA

    Quote Originally Posted by LCandela View Post
    Definitely sucks... a lot. But that’s a watch that’s meant to be worn and one that you will put a lot of miles on (I think). If it works perfectly and is perfectly aligned and all.. I might just keep it and learn from the grey market lesson with the understanding that I’ll probably do way worse to it throughout its lifetime. Maybe get it looked over by a watchmaker just to make sure of no internal issues?

    If you’re feeling that deceived maybe go through your payment provider? Amex or PayPal would fight pretty hard for you, not sure how you went about it. Hope another POV helps.
    i agree with everything you said. i dont mind scars, i just mind other peoples scars. i expect it to get benged around in the future.

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    Re: Beware the JOMA

    Quote Originally Posted by Mark_SF View Post
    For the cost of a set of Cape Cod polishing cloths and maybe some 1000 and 1500 grit, you saved quite a bit. Time to polish out the scratch yourself, and move on.
    i would be afraid that if it is polished by me or anyone, it may get worse.

    i am moving on

    really i wanted to warn others

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    Beware the JOMA

    Quote Originally Posted by TonyDennison View Post
    i would be afraid that if it is polished by me or anyone, it may get worse.

    i am moving on

    really i wanted to warn others

    thanx

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    You can always challenged that through your credit card (if paid that way). Anyway if thats all best to move on like you said


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    Re: Beware the JOMA

    So, yes- this is a bummer - BUT, you can't see it, it doesn't impact the functions of the watch and there are stories about JOMA all over the internet and they are mixed. You save money but take on some risk. And a federal case? And feelings of powerlessness? I am not sure if that was a joke that flew right over my head or not but you going to ding the thing. In places were it'll be visible so as others have said - wear it and enjoy it.

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    Re: Beware the JOMA

    Quote Originally Posted by TonyDennison View Post
    i would be afraid that if it is polished by me or anyone, it may get worse.
    "Anyone"?? Those scratches can be easily polished out. If the watch is otherwise pristine and works properly, just wear it and wait until you send it in for major service. Omega (they count as "anyone", right?) will polish those right out. That gives you the opportunity to wear it, enjoy it, and bang it up a bit on your own and have it all wiped away when you get it serviced. Sure that service costs $750 or so but you'll get back a watch that looks as good as new.

    Polishing cloths and some Simichrome or similar metal polish will NOT make this worse. It's stainless steel, right? Some super-fine sandpaper (2000, for example) will do wonders. Just be gentile and don't push too hard. You should see some of the clear plastic parts I work with in my job. We start with 320 and work all the way down to 2000 or 3000 and, with some plastic polish (Novus) the parts look like glass. So stainless steel won't get hurt. And if it does, it will be taken care of when you send it in for service!

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    Re: Beware the JOMA

    They could have been a bit more accommodating, yes. But in my opinion you bear some, if not all, of the responsibility for not doing a meticulous examination of the item immediately upon delivery. That is what the return policy is for: once you take the tag off you assume responsibility for its condition.
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    Re: Beware the JOMA

    Quote Originally Posted by misterpeanut View Post
    They could have been a bit more accommodating, yes. But in my opinion you bear some, if not all, of the responsibility for not doing a meticulous examination of the item immediately upon delivery. That is what the return policy is for: once you take the tag off you assume responsibility for its condition.
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    Re: Beware the JOMA

    This happened to my rookie watch I purchased from an AD. I was a noob and didn't know better. 95% certain they sent me home with a scratch on the side of it. It was one of those "in certain light" things and I was too trusting. If I go the AD route again, I'm taking loupes with me.

    As for the grey market, I suspect that some of the watches they get are less than perfect.

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