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    Re: CLASSIC SUBMARINER LOVERS - GINAULT OCEAN-ROVER 181070GSLN

    Quote Originally Posted by kovy71 View Post
    I hope for an accurate 16710 hommage, would order it immediately!

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    I'd go bananas if they do that and will buy 2 one pepsi one code and one black, wait that's 3! lol, doesn't even have to be accurate, I like the fact they added their own flavors to the Ocean Rover.
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    Well...this is my 3rd Ginault...two no dates and now this one...all Smurfs...and honestly...the fact that I keep buying them is my endorsement. I've owned several pieces in the 3-4x price of the Ginault list price....I actually owned a 5 digit Sub (bought new)...and while it was several years back...I can't look at the Ginault and say its any less of a watch...I really enjoy the Ginault...I'm going to try and hold onto this one for a while..but as of late, I've been eyeing the blue w/gold lume....but then again...nothing says I can't have both....feel sorry for my other watches as they'll now be relaxing in the watch box until further notice.....
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    Re: CLASSIC SUBMARINER LOVERS - GINAULT OCEAN-ROVER 181070GSLN

    Quote Originally Posted by LARufCTR View Post
    Well...this is my 3rd Ginault...two no dates and now this one...all Smurfs...and honestly...the fact that I keep buying them is my endorsement. I've owned several pieces in the 3-4x price of the Ginault list price....I actually owned a 5 digit Sub (bought new)...and while it was several years back...I can't look at the Ginault and say its any less of a watch...I really enjoy the Ginault...I'm going to try and hold onto this one for a while..but as of late, I've been eyeing the blue w/gold lume....but then again...nothing says I can't have both....feel sorry for my other watches as they'll now be relaxing in the watch box until further notice.....
    Quite nice, that is the exact model that I have been looking for(the black bezel with the cyclops/date and smurf lume); missed out on one on reddit by a few minutes. I have that same version with the blue dial and sand lume with the cyclops and date.
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    Re: CLASSIC SUBMARINER LOVERS - GINAULT OCEAN-ROVER 181070GSLN

    Quote Originally Posted by drttown View Post
    Quite nice, that is the exact model that I have been looking for(the black bezel with the cyclops/date and smurf lume); missed out on one on reddit by a few minutes. I have that same version with the blue dial and sand lume with the cyclops and date.
    You have great taste...you must be my long lost twin...LOL
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    Re: CLASSIC SUBMARINER LOVERS - GINAULT OCEAN-ROVER 181070GSLN

    Quote Originally Posted by DMiller View Post
    On June 24 of last year, after much time spent reading reviews and comments about Ginault watches, I decided to treat myself, take the plunge and order one of their Ocean Rover models, specifically a 180165C1LN. It was ordered and paid for with the understanding that it needed to me made, and would take several weeks to be assembled, calibrated and shipped. No problem, this was the watch I really wanted, they were offering 22% discount at that time, I liked the looks (Rolex Submariner homage) and felt it would be worth the wait. Paying it off over 6 months no interest through PayPay was a bonus as well.

    In late July, my watch shipped and after removing a few links from the band, was wearing a fine timepiece. Amazingly accurate for an automatic. According to the Toolwatch app, no more than +-2 seconds a day. Significantly better than any other automatic I have ever owned (Seikos, Hamilton, Egard, etc). The only watch I have ever owned that was anywhere close, was a Citizen EcoDrive. Plus it looked awesome. As I have stated- this is not my first automatic watch. It was never worn in any type of physical activity. Worn primarily on weekends, or for meetings. A dress watch. It never got wet, or had been abused in any way. Babied if anything. It was not stored on a winder, according to the manufacturers instructions, but left to wind down when not in use, and simply shake it a few times to get the movement started.

    On September 27, the watch stopped working. Totally dead. There was resistance manually winding it, and the time and date could be set. Shaking, a few winds on the stem, nothing would start the movement working. I shot an email off to the manufacture, explaining what happened, and asked what I should do. I received a very prompt and apologetic reply stating to send it back in and they would have a look at it. Repair time was listed at about 8 weeks. Return shipping was at my expense.

    On November 25, I inquired as to the status of my watch, and was told that repairs were on schedule and should be completed within a week.

    On December 6, the watch was back in my hands, again keeping amazingly accurate time. That is until December 9, when the movement completed stopped once again. Another email to the manufacturer, stating that I would prefer a different watch or full refund at this time. Very prompt and apologetic replies on a Sunday, telling me a few things to try to get the movement working once again, which Never happened. I was told my warranty would be extended for an additional 2 years, bringing it up to 3, and to send it back for service- repair time 8 weeks. Again, I paid for return shipping.

    On March 14 I emailed the company, stating that I really had enough, and that I wanted either a new replacement watch, or a full refund, preferably the refund. The reply came back that the watch was repaired, and would be sent out. A shipping label was created and number sent to me.

    On March 21, according to the USPS, the package associated with the shipping number sent to me still had not been received by them. I again emailed Ginault, stating that the watch obviously was not finished as they said, and demand a full refund and immediate refund. I also initiated a dispute with PayPay, who I had used for payment. There was no reply from the manufacturer. That day, the watch showed as shipped, delivery date of Saturday, March 23.

    A watch arrived this afternoon, in working order. I am assuming it is the one I sent in, going by a slight mark by the clasp on the band I know was there, but have noticed a slight scratch in the bezel I donít remember, but could have been present before I returned it. So far, functioning accurately. However, when the watch was returned to me, it came in a simple, plain cardboard box wrapped in bubble wrap. The original leather styled box, along with all of the original paperwork, included nylon band, screwdriver for adding/removing links, and links I had taken out to fit my wrist were not sent back. This is exactly how I shipped the watch the first time for repairs, and everything was returned to me as sent. I have requested that everything be returned to me, but again no reply from the manufacturer.

    The PayPal dispute was almost immediately denied, as the filing date was past the 180 day limit placed on disputes. I appealed this decision, stating that the watch had been in the manufacturers possession since December 12 (USPS tracking, signature required) 171 days after my purchase. The dispute is still open, and has yet to be responded to by Ginault.

    So now Iím left with what I feel is a lemon of a watch, from a manufacturer I really want nothing else to do with. I could sell, but in good conscience would need to disclose that it has been at the manufacturer for repairs 5 of the 8 months since I initially received it. Also, without the box and everything that came with it, Iíll be taking even a bigger hit.

    So Ginault in a nutshell. A super looking watch. Great when itís working. Customer service that starts off great, but goes downhill. Just my experience. As with anything, YMMV.
    Just an update on this. Since receiving my watch back, it has been functioning properly, and has been keeping amazingly accurate time. Using the Toolwatch app, averaging no more than +- 4 seconds. It is noticeably more accurate while Iím wearing it, 2 seconds and under.

    The original box, and all of its contents were located by John at Ginault, and returned to me. I do appreciate his efforts to find the box and send it back.
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    Re: CLASSIC SUBMARINER LOVERS - GINAULT OCEAN-ROVER 181070GSLN

    Quote Originally Posted by DMiller View Post
    Just an update on this. Since receiving my watch back, it has been functioning properly, and has been keeping amazingly accurate time. Using the Toolwatch app, averaging no more than +- 4 seconds. It is noticeably more accurate while Iím wearing it, 2 seconds and under.

    The original box, and all of its contents were located by John at Ginault, and returned to me. I do appreciate his efforts to find the box and send it back.
    Good to hear that!

    Hope it keeps ticking like that and you continue enjoying it!
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    There's been a few issues noted in here since the release but as far as I remember most if not all have been sorted to the satisfaction of the owners.

    I've owned the two, the original sandlume no-date and this one and I have had no issues and am still loving my OR and looking forward to the upcoming OR2.

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    Yes curious what the bring out as the OR2. Hope something akin to Silent Service mk2 ie major departure from current models and more an in-house design

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    Re: CLASSIC SUBMARINER LOVERS - GINAULT OCEAN-ROVER 181070GSLN

    Quote Originally Posted by Porsche993 View Post
    Yes curious what the bring out as the OR2. Hope something akin to Silent Service mk2 ie major departure from current models and more an in-house design
    I have seen concept pictures of the Silent Service Mk II and loved that design. But I kinda hope for the opposite. We have so many options for Submariner inspired divers/homages on the market already but nothing like what Ginault's Ocean Rover is offering.

    I wish they maintain their Ocean Rover line with the same design philosophy/concept but do some upgrades, for example although I love the warmth and classic look of the aluminum insert, I personal would also like a version with ceramic insert as well. Then on top of that, they should come out with their own diver design like the Silent Service Mk II with a seperate product line.

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