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New Omega Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Edition from AD

  1. danicus197

    danicus197 Mar 25, 2020

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    Hello, i recently purchased an Omega Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Edition from the AD. I got a call that one came in and that the people in front of me on the waitlist could not come and pick up so i decided i would go and buy it. After i arrived , i was told the case the watch was supposed to come with did not arrive yet. I was told it was being shipped seperately so they gave me an original omega watch box to take it home in. Has anyone every heard of this happening so someone? I just want to make sure im receiving the original box its supposed to come with. Thanks in advance
     
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  2. YY77

    YY77 Mar 25, 2020

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    Strange, should be full set.
     
  3. danicus197

    danicus197 Mar 25, 2020

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    Would the AD lie about the other box being shipped seperately?
     
  4. pongster

    pongster Mar 25, 2020

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    I think that happens
     
  5. danicus197

    danicus197 Mar 25, 2020

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    so your saying theres nothing to worry about?
     
  6. Capt Cave Man

    Capt Cave Man Mar 25, 2020

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    I believe I remember someone else having a similar issue... I think they kept hold of both.

    Edit: Just enquire as to when they expect your set to arrive :thumbsup:
     
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  7. danicus197

    danicus197 Mar 25, 2020

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    Ok thanks for that...i wish i could inquire but due to the coronavirus, the shop has closed down for the moment and cant get in contact with anyone
     
  8. STANDY

    STANDY schizophrenic pizza orderer and watch collector Mar 25, 2020

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    Watches and boxes are shipped seperate as the watch attracts duty and is held in a Bond until paperwork clears it.

    The boxes can be sent to store directly.

    Has been done this way for years as watches shipped in boxes would take up heaps of room in customs bond.

    Also watches usually travel by air and boxes by sea.

    ;) insider knowledge.
     
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  9. danicus197

    danicus197 Mar 25, 2020

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    Learned something new today.. I will keep that in mind next time i buy a watch without the original box . Thanks for taking the time to respond
     
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  10. mjb

    mjb Mar 25, 2020

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    Good to know, thanks @STANDY. Congrats OP, lovely watch!
     
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  11. pongster

    pongster Mar 25, 2020

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    Yep
     
  12. danicus197

    danicus197 Mar 25, 2020

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    thanks
     
  13. danicus197

    danicus197 Mar 25, 2020

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    Believe it or not, i own 8 rolex watches and this is my first Omega watch ever bought...Love it
     
  14. Canuck

    Canuck Mar 25, 2020

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    Might it have something to do with the current fashion of “flipping” new watches? In the after market, boxed sets are worth more than a watch without the accessories.
     
  15. danicus197

    danicus197 Mar 25, 2020

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    They would hold the papers at most but not the box sets...At least i havent heard of that happening
     
  16. STANDY

    STANDY schizophrenic pizza orderer and watch collector Mar 25, 2020

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    Watches get shipped like this and meet their boxes at the destination.

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    One needs a expensive freight service and to be bonded the other doesn’t.

    They both leave the same factory.
     
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  17. 140dave

    140dave Mar 25, 2020

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    Makes a ton of sense for efficiency, thanks for the info!
     
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  18. Evitzee

    Evitzee Mar 25, 2020

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    It's happened before with the Apollo 11...watches arrived before the boxes. OP will be fine....just check that when you do get the box everything is included, should be no problem but just make sure everything is there. There are enough pics around to let you know what the full set looks like. I assume you have the three cards for the watch.....Warranty, Pictogram and METAS certification since they are shipped with the coffin that contains the watch (hang tag as well). The cards are the key items that you must have. Hang tag and coffin are nice-to-haves but sometimes they go astray at the dealer.
     
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  19. Om3ga321

    Om3ga321 Mar 25, 2020

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    Great to hear a Rolex guy love an Omega watch.Both brands can co-exist in a collection without the "us and them mentality".
     
  20. danicus197

    danicus197 Mar 25, 2020

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    yes i agree....if i had to choose one though, it would def be rolex