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  1. Deafboy

    Deafboy His Holiness Puer Surdus Mar 16, 2019

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    Looks like the Omega store on les Champs-D'Élysées was a target of vandalism during a demonstration by the "Gilets Jaunes".

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  2. Fritz

    Fritz genuflects before the mighty quartzophobe Mar 16, 2019

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    naw... jealous Submariner owners.
     
  3. CJpickup57

    CJpickup57 Mar 16, 2019

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    There needs to be a multiple like option. This had me laugh so good. Well played Fritz.
     
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  4. Evitzee

    Evitzee Mar 16, 2019

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    The EU is a mess, another example of elites ruining a good place.
     
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  5. Baz9614

    Baz9614 Mar 16, 2019

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    That really unfortunate. . . I was in that very store November 2017 and the sales person was very kind and invited me downstairs to show me a couple models in they weren’t displaying upstairs, and when I took my Speedy 145.012 off to try on the others, he immediately reached for a black light and said do you mind? We ended up having a great chat and he gave me a copy of an Omega magazine.
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  6. Spruce

    Spruce Mar 17, 2019

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    ::confused2::
     
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  7. Shabbaz

    Shabbaz Mar 17, 2019

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    Sorry. I did my best...
     
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  8. kov

    kov Mar 17, 2019

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  9. Fritz

    Fritz genuflects before the mighty quartzophobe Mar 17, 2019

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    I must disagree.

    The food can be quite good.

    French fries for instance...
     
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  10. alam

    alam Mar 17, 2019

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    and Bordeaux :thumbsup:
     
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  11. AJwala

    AJwala Mar 17, 2019

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    Was the store robbed? or vandalised?

    This is something we used to see in a 3rd world country like ours :( Sad to see this happening in France
     
  12. AJwala

    AJwala Mar 17, 2019

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    Wow, thats an interesting story. Nice watch btw. So they dont display special models? And do they charge premium for it?

    The AD for Rolex in Nepal was selling Pepsi for double the retail :/
     
  13. Deafboy

    Deafboy His Holiness Puer Surdus Mar 17, 2019

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    JUdging from the picture above, it looks most of the damage was done to the storefront windows and nothing else, unlike Fouquet's.

    Where do you live?
     
  14. Fritz

    Fritz genuflects before the mighty quartzophobe Mar 17, 2019

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    Stuff like this doesn't only happen in the third world, spoiled brat sports fans and common thugs are everywhere. There's a shop near my house that's put heavy steel bars in because the owners are sick of thieves cleaning them out. After the first set of steel bars went in they simply chained a truck to them and pulled the front out of the shop. In a city in our fair land a few years back the fans partied in the Main Street after their team won the national championship, trashing the entire area.
     
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  15. Fritz

    Fritz genuflects before the mighty quartzophobe Mar 17, 2019

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    Mmmmmm.... Bordeaux and fries! :cautious:
     
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  16. AJwala

    AJwala Mar 17, 2019

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    Nepal :)
     
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  17. AJwala

    AJwala Mar 17, 2019

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    Wow thats really surprising. I have been to France and the memory painted for me is a "sophisticated" country. :)

    Luxury watch stores in our country dont have that much security (steel bars) is unheard of here, there is just one metal shutter. :/
    Just sounds scary. I had seen burglary videos online but by what you are saying, this is pretty common. such a big risk! but I am sure all of watches are covered by insurance.
     
  18. Baz9614

    Baz9614 Mar 17, 2019

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    Ummm, if I think about it they probably kept LEs in the lower level? The watch on the right was not on display, he pulled it out of a drawer and unboxed it for me to try on saying there weren’t too many made and I’d likely never see another one. As for pricing, he only quoted me list pricing at the time.
     
  19. Foo2rama

    Foo2rama Keeps his worms in a ball instead of a can. Mar 17, 2019

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    Calvados...
     
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  20. Evitzee

    Evitzee Mar 17, 2019

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    When I used to travel to Switzerland back in the early 80's the watch stores kept their stock in the window after closing and it was fun to take a stroll on a summer evening and check out the windows on the Bahnhoffstrasse in Zurich. No longer, now stuff is pulled from the windows and security shutters pulled down. Sad.