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  1. texasmade Jul 29, 2020

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    I got my flat link bracelet and was trying to fit it on. I popped a spring bar and it went flying off somewhere in my house. Looks like I’m going to have to wait until the weekend to fit my FOIS.
     
  2. Socks Jul 29, 2020

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    Getting the arse now. Day 26. Still in Transit from Heathrow. Can't email USPS about it, although to be fair to them it's a UK problem.
     
  3. padders Oooo subtitles! Jul 29, 2020

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    Have you had a customs card yet? That'll be the next step I would think, last high value thing I had in from the states took 3 week+ and that was pre-covid!
     
  4. Socks Jul 29, 2020

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    No, not yet. Was thinking its a Customs issue...
     
  5. padders Oooo subtitles! Jul 29, 2020

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    Yes most likely. Look forward to a charge of £30 total on a circa £100 order after their admin fee is included, but you likely already knew that!
     
  6. Blackdog Jul 29, 2020

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    The BoR I received first went through customs for free, and still took 4 weeks to be delivered (Covid effect).
    For the Holzer I had to pay 21% over a 102euro total value plus 13euros fixed processing fee. Fortunately it got cleared very fast and was delivered in two weeks total, but I have seen sometimes in the past shipments getting stuck in customs for some additional days...
    If the UK customs are anything like the Dutch this is the most likely explanation.
     
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  7. SkunkPrince Jul 29, 2020

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    Here in the US I never paid an import duty on anything except my WatchCo Seamaster 300, because it was over the limit. I feel really bad for you guys who get nickel and dimed to death.
     
  8. rgee Jul 30, 2020

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    I’m in the same boat, my polished flat link arrived in LHR on 20th July with no further updates since.
     
  9. SlCKB0Y Jul 31, 2020

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    I ordered a us 1711 and it went from California to Texas to Paris before someone realised that was not the way to get to Australia and it then went back from Paris to Texas before falling off the tracking about a week ago where I think it is with my local postal service. This bracelet is more well travelled than I am in 2020. :D
     
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  10. Gav1967 Tend not to fret too much Jul 31, 2020

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    Ordered my flat link into uk on 21/07 and arrived this morning. No problems, great service

    Delighted with the bracelet but have had to order extra links for more comfort on my fat wrist
     
  11. hansmaulwurf Senior Snoopy Owner Jul 31, 2020

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    Hi,

    I ordered 2 Flat-Link polished finish - one in 19mm and one in 20mm - around July 15th to Germany … still waiting.

    Last Info from USPS:
    . "Your item departed a transfer airport in FRANKFURT,
    . GERMANY on July 20, 2020 at 9:36am. The item is
    . currently in transit to the destination. _ _ / "

    Can't wait to get it sooooooon ...

    BR
    Hans
     
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  12. Eve Jul 31, 2020

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    Also ordered 2 Flat-Link, however i took the "all-brushed" execution. now that i look at the photos, i start to doubt my decision. The polished ones look really owesome on the FOIS.
     
  13. Blackdog Jul 31, 2020

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    I keep looking at the flatlink polished/brushed.... I need a FOIS....
    Convincing the Financial Manager might be complicated though...

    Another Speedy I'm liking more and more is the good old 3594.50 (the 57 Replica)... Those aren't too expensive yet....
     
  14. SkunkPrince Jul 31, 2020

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    Had one. Nothing special, really. Does NOT come with display back.

    I'd recommend a current Speedmaster 57 long before I'd recommend the 3594.50. I eventually replaced bezel and hands on mine because they annoyed me.

    Edited to add: That is a good platform to build the last pre-pro Speedmaster on, though. They're Luminova so the parts will match. Mine, before I traded it to my watchmaker for servicing, had alpha hands on it. Omega service center serviced it as it was, they didn't care about the exchanged parts, since they were all genuine Omega parts.
     
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  15. Bugster987 Jul 31, 2020

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    I’m reading with interest the wait times. I’ve ordered a BOR and flat link polished for my FOIS. I ordered a JDM G Shock that arrived in 4 days during lockdown so it’s a bit disappointing these are taking so long to get delivered (it was shipped with DHL though).
     
  16. Blackdog Jul 31, 2020

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    ...Sorry to sidetrack this thread a bit... you guys modding Speedys with FOIS with different hands and such, where are you getting the parts ? I remember the days ofrei had everything, but now is not the case anymore.
     
  17. SkunkPrince Jul 31, 2020

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    That's actually when I did it, years ago when Otto Frei had the parts. No idea where these guys are getting them now. In the US, I guess you could try to convince an authorized service center to sell and install what you want.
     
  18. Utheman Jul 31, 2020

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    Showing it again because my Speedy is a narcissist... 20200731_103132.jpg
     
  19. simonscoffin Jul 31, 2020

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    In the same situation.

    You may have to wait a touch longer though, mine has been in Frankfurt since the 17 July, there is a contact form on Deutsche Post if it still shows now movement.

    Greetings from Munich.
     
  20. Socks Aug 1, 2020

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    It's landed! Yes was expecting to be charged VAT on it, but also got stiffed £6.00 by the Royal Mail for a handling charge so £22.00 around. Harder to take because I also had to go down to the sorting office to pick it up.

    Worth it though!
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