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Re: Honor Thy Father [message #4061 is a reply to message #3893] Tue, 29 July 2014 23:49 Go to previous messageGo to previous message
Amadeus Decker is currently offline  Amadeus Decker
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Registered: May 2014
Location: Roosevelt
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Well we finally visited the jeweler today, where I had a chance to speak to him personally. It turns out that the jeweler is not as incompetent as I thought. As a matter of fact the jeweler is not incompetent at all. I brought in the watch that I got my Dad and it turned out there was nothing wrong with it. The stem wasnt pushed the whole way in in order to wind it.....and the jeweler showed me that it winded.

He also was very knowledgeable about the watch. And he was also familiar with the Borel site.

I figure that initially there must have been some kind of miscommunication with my Dad, who at 82, is less receptive to technical jargon. And I wasn't there the first time to interpret so to speak.

The guy even looked at the other parts watch. And he also inspected the inside bezel of my Dads original Gruen. And he showed me service marks where they had repaired or cleaned it dating back to the early 1980's. The guy identified his service marks as well as another jewelers.

So I officially take back anything bad I said about the guy.

I got to speak to him personally. And he got the replacement watch winding. Plus I even had him remove links on the Texas Lone Star Diamond Chronograph that I bought from The Bradford Exchange. Now the watch fits perfect.

This is no small mention because today was the first time I wore the watch. But also today happened to be my Grandfathers 93rd Birthday. And we went to the Longhorn Steakhouse to eat to celebrate his birthday. Now this was a Texas themed eatery, and although I didnt wear the watch to lunch, I did go to the jeweler with my Dad after eating lunch with my Grandfather.

So in a karmaic way it all worked out.

[Updated on: Tue, 29 July 2014 23:53]

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