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    New Vacheron Overseas

    Hi all - I just purchased a new Vacheron Constantin Third-Generation Overseas, 4500V, blue dial, less than two weeks ago. I absolutely love the watch so far, especially the quick strap change option which I'm using a lot more than I expected. Yesterday, I unwisely examined the watch extremely up close under very harsh lighting (not with magnification, but very close) and found a slight imperfection on the second hand - not sure if it's a piece of dust or a micro-scratch or what. It's not noticeable under normal use conditions - it's one of those things you have to see under the right angle under the right light, if you're looking for it (though kicking myself for looking in the first place). Wanted to get an opinion on whether to take it to the VC boutique to get it fixed now, or whether to live with it until service. My concern with getting it fixed now is introducing a bigger issue, like dust on the dial, smudge on the crystal, scratches on the case, etc. - or with a brand like VC, would that be less likely to happen? TLDR: Very minor imperfection on second hand not noticeable unless you are looking for it; fix now or wait until service? Thanks!
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    Re: New Vacheron Overseas

    Wait.
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    You’ve just spent $18-20K on a luxury item, that’s not as perfect as it should be. Read that again, and let it sink in a for little bit…
    Now, what do you think is the correct thing to do in such a situation?
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    Thanks for the responses. Yes, I’m obviously not happy about it! But my concern is that in trying to solve for a very small problem, I may get back a bigger issue. I’ve had watches serviced by Richemont (albeit less expensive) come back with dust, scratches etc so trying to balance the cost / benefit of it all now. In an ideal world I wouldn’t have noticed it and/or I’d get it fixed but nervous about the implications of opening up the watch. Anyone have experience with VC service?
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    Re: New Vacheron Overseas

    Unless its an blatant aesthetic issue, or a performance issue,best to let sleeping dogs lie


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    Re: New Vacheron Overseas

    I agree with PJ S, you paid a lot for that watch, and with that amount of money I believe you deserve to be treated with a better watch and service. If the watch does come back with more problem, you deserve to to return the watch or know how they can help you with it. You paid a lot, and if service is bad then don't bother with the company.

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    Re: New Vacheron Overseas

    i'd demand an exchange. there is no excuse for that. not a repair. it should have been flawless.

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    Re: New Vacheron Overseas

    Its hand made.

    But you have all the right if it doesn't meet your expectations from a brand like VC.

    I personally wouldn't do anything about it, but you have all the rights to do so specially if you got it directly from VC.
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    Re: New Vacheron Overseas

    Whilst I wouldn't be too happy, I might tempted to wait the few years until the service comes round. But maybe I'd go back to the AD first and see if they will give me some money back or an additional strap to keep me happy.
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    Re: New Vacheron Overseas

    you paid 20K for a new watch - not a repaired watch. Exchange it.
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