Let me retouch a point on this forum. I want to be very clear on this. I have noticed an influx of behavior that we do not need here. As I understand it with conversations with Mr. Hess and others, we would wish to keep matters and conversation here civil at the very least.
I myself stopped posting on other forums because of bickering and nonsense spouted by others. I am a working member of the watch world, I probably spend six hours a week attempting to learn more about this amazing insturments and will never catch Jeff Hess in my lifetime were I live to be a 100.
So, if you see Mr. Hess, Marc Ofte, one of Ball Watch USA staff members, myself or another dealer posting advice, please do not take it negatively. We mostly attempt to give good advice on models, expectations, soundness of buys (even if I do not ever suggest buying off channel and not being able to exhamine the item, talk about pigs in a poke), please do not assume we are doing anything more than trying to keep most folks from making bad business deals.
A numer of things have been pointed out that are not to be discussed here and I wish all of you to go re-read your agreement before coming onboard and rattling a cage.
Please read on and enjoy our little forum, maybe we can all learn something!
All the best,
Houston Ball Dealer