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Browsing Jules Borel site difficult? [message #1550] Thu, 19 September 2013 13:22 Go to next message
Thojil is currently offline  Thojil
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Recently I was browsing the Jules Borel&Co site for hands, which used to be easy when they still had the clear "catalog" style site. Now I can only find them through searching on "hands". What you get though is a huge list with part numbers, no picture and minimal description. Do you have the same experience or am I missing something? Is there is a more user friendly way to search that I haven't discovered?

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Re: Browsing Jules Borel site difficult? [message #1551 is a reply to message #1550] Thu, 19 September 2013 14:05 Go to previous messageGo to next message
GaryM is currently offline  GaryM
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I think they went back to their original format. They now have the old watch parts database back. If you go to the "Catalogs/Flyers" menu and download the Horological Catalog in PDF, page 78 is where the hands are.


Re: Browsing Jules Borel site difficult? [message #1552 is a reply to message #1551] Thu, 19 September 2013 15:37 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Thojil is currently offline  Thojil
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Thanks,that was the missing link.
Re: Browsing Jules Borel site difficult? [message #1553 is a reply to message #1551] Thu, 19 September 2013 17:30 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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GaryM wrote on Thu, 19 September 2013 14:05
I think they went back to their original format.

Thanks for that. I had pretty much given up on using their website.
Re: Browsing Jules Borel site difficult? [message #1555 is a reply to message #1553] Fri, 20 September 2013 01:14 Go to previous message
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Yeah, their website got harder to use not easier, with the transition. At least they heard the out-cry on the interchangeability catalog and put it back up.

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