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Yes, just order a new watch, not really sure why[emoji33]:ImageUploadedByTapatalk1452451860.418991.jpgImageUploadedByTapatalk1452451871.023966.jpg.
Should be here this week, may just put it away for gifting.
 
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I think the Submariner (or the Sea Dweller) would be my grail watch, but I'd have to go for a non-date version as I dislike the magnifier.
I've heard that before about the magnification data window, I've also heard people describe it as unbalancing the watch's symmetry. FYI, the Sea Dweller has a date function without the bubble.

My last watch purchase doesn't have a date function and I am really missing it! My next two planned watches also don't have date functions, but I'm now considering if I can live without it.
 
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Aha, that's good to know about the Sea Dweller. TBH I doubt I'll ever be in a position to own one, but maybe one day.

I like that the Shark Diver has the date but doesn't lose the 3 o'clock marker, although I probably would have put it at 3:30 instead. I have a Vostok Amphibia too but the poor thing doesn't get much wrist time, I must try it on a decent strap one day instead of the cheap silicone dust magnet.
 
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Aha, that's good to know about the Sea Dweller. TBH I doubt I'll ever be in a position to own one, but maybe one day.

I like that the Shark Diver has the date but doesn't lose the 3 o'clock marker, although I probably would have put it at 3:30 instead. I have a Vostok Amphibia too but the poor thing doesn't get much wrist time, I must try it on a decent strap one day instead of the cheap silicone dust magnet.
I just Googled the Helson Shark Diver..... Damn! That is a good looking watch.
 
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I bought a Rolex GMT Master 1 in 1988, brand new from a Rolex main dealer. If memory serves me correctly I paid circa £1800. I returned it to Rolex HQ in Bromley ( I believe ) as it was gaining approx 8-9 seconds a day. It was returned after about 3 weeks after having been adjusted. Quite why a brand new watch would need adjusting despite the so-called stringent testing after it was made, I wasn't told. As it was still gaining approx 6 seconds a day, I sent it straight back. After another 3 weeks, it was returned but was still gaining several seconds a day. One day approx 3 months later, I noticed that the triangular pointer on the end of the red hand had fallen off and was jammed between the minute & second hands. Back to Rolex again. A few months after this, the strap would undo itself whenever I clenched my fist. Back it went only for Rolex to try and flog me a different strap with a locking clasp. By this time, quite rightly, I decided to get rid of the piece of shit less than a year after purchase. I replaced it with a plastic Casio for about twenty quid which kept perfect time, didn't stop working & had the added advantage of staying on my wrist. I've since moved on to a Traser ( Luminox ) which I am more than happy with.
 
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Have a similar story. Bought new, kept gaining seconds. The jeweler, was a friend and, sent it back for correction 4x. The 4th time he told me that the factory rep told him to tell me that a Rolex was a Chronometer, and if i wanted a watch that told perfect time to buy a Timex!!!
 
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