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Mill Lodge is situated in the peaceful area of Clogher Valley Co Tyrone yet it is only vlareqwr. Melhor relogio masculino yards from the main motorway and the Ballygawley roundabout.  In fact many people regard the Ballygawley roundabout as the centre of Northern Ireland.

 

One hours drive will take you to either Belfast, Londonderry, Enniskillen lakes, the mountains of Mourne or to the north coast. The lodge is ideally situated to explore any part of Northern Ireland. Dublin is only one and a half hours drive from Mill Lodge.

 

 


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User #96625   6379 posts
With Cheese
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I recently purchased a grey market Longines Le Grande Classique watch as a present for my wife. I purchased it from watchesandbeyond.com, which seems like a legit website and doesn't show up in any searches against fakes. I know about the lack of warranty with grey market watches which doesn't worry me. Here is a cached link of the watch:

http://www.watchesandbeyond.com/item.asp?model=L42094116

I have a lingering question in the back of my mind about its authenticity. The watch itself looks exactly the same as the ones I have seen in shops and I can't find anything to suggest it isn't authentic. What makes me suspicious is the box. It looks exacly like this fake box, and comes with a warranty book and 2 unstamped warranty cards (just like the fake one in the picture), but no manual. The box says "box made in Thailand". The box is clam shaped, and I have only seen square boxes in the links for geniune watches.

I don't really care if the box is fake, but if it is it makes me think that the watch might be too.

Any suggestions?

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cantona
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posted 2013-Nov-8, 8:52 pm AEST
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Most watch boxes are made in China, so I wouldn't be concerned that it was made in Thailand. $800 for a quartz watch tho!

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If you truly want to rest your mind, then take it to an AD under the pretence of something wrong and have them look at it.

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With Cheese writes...

I don't really care if the box is fake, but if it is it makes me think that the watch might be too.

Interesting when you see their claim...

Authenticity

All our watches are guaranteed to be 100% Authentic. They all come in their original packaging and all papers included. If for any reason the customer is not satisfied with their purchase they are entitled to return the watch according to our Return Policy as stated bellow. Bellow below

http://www.watchesandbeyond.com/about.htm

Hope yours is authentic.

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cantona writes...

$800 for a quartz watch tho

They had it on sale for $US 529 plus postage which is very cheap for anything with the Longines name on it.

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sail writes...

Interesting when you see their claim...

Yes, that is what they claim. Even if the box is authentic it doesn't come with all the papers as they say it should. I might try contacting them to questing this and see what they say.

I would be good to get it authenticated by an authorised dealer, but I don't think they would be too happy wasting their time with someone who bought something on the internet.

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posted 2013-Nov-11, 9:14 am AEST
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With Cheese writes...

I would be good to get it authenticated by an authorised dealer, but I don't think they would be too happy wasting their time with someone who bought something on the internet.

You could be right after reading this page...

http://www.longines.com/customer-services

There is a link there to authorised dealers.

Good Luck

User #96625   6379 posts
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posted 2013-Nov-11, 2:55 pm AEST
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I just received a reply from the company to my email:

Thank you very much for contacting us regarding this matter.

First of all let me assure you all our watches are guaranteed to be 100% Authentic. We do not sell any replicas. We have been in the watch business for over 20 years and we are located in the diamond District in Midtown Manhattan. We would have long been out of business if we would sell replica watches as authentic.

The box you received with the watch is also an authentic Longines box and yes, they manufacture these boxes in Thailand and China. The clamshell shaped box is the older Longines box and the square box you are referring to is the newer box which, are by the way all marked as Made in China.

Did you receive any booklet at all inside the box? There should have been a small blue cover Longines booklet (like the one on the picture you sent ne) and the instructions for standard Quartz watches are more of less at page 10 – 12, if I remember correctly (I am sorry I do not have one in front of me right now). If you haven't received one we can gladly send it to you. Just let us know.

Manufacturing fake boxes and booklets are much simpler then the actual watches and the packaging should not be the reason to suspect the product is not authentic.

Please note we offer a 15 Day Money Back Guarantee and in case you are not satisfied with your purchase you can gladly return it for a refund.

I hope this explains it and please feel free to email us again should you have any other questions or concerns,

Perhaps it is legit.

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A few years back I used to work at a kiosk that did watch battery replacement amoung other things (key cutting, shoe repair, etc). Longines was one of the more popular makes, and the models I encountered had rather *distinctive looking movements. Anyone who's worked that job for more than a month will be able to tell with relative certainty if it's real, but only once it's opened.

You could take it to a store like that and ask them, but seeing as opening up the watch is 95% of the work involved in changing the battery, you should probably expect to pay. How much will likely depend on how busy the guy is, and how difficult it is to open (personally I wouldn't have charged anything, unless it's a model where the back is held in with screws [time consuming] or is a pop-back that is gold plated [risky]).

[*] By "distinctive" I mean "f*** longines" – they are big fans of wrapping much of the movement in a metal shroud – ensuring nothing can be serviced. They also like to have the battery held in with a flimsy metal brace which is relied on for connection to positive terminal (rather than connecting to the side of the battery like any sanely designed watch), said metal brace is springloaded, and secured by a minuscule screw which when loosened is likely to be catapulted by the brace so hard it will land on somewhere on the other side of chadstone horay!

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http://feedback.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewFeedback2&userid=watchesandbeyond&ftab=AllFeedback

They have an ebay site with nice rep. You got a good deal. But, if there is doubt in your mind ask a watchmaker to validate it's genuine. If not, send it back as it will niggle you.

If it were me, I would be thinking GOAL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

User #213823   3819 posts
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Go over and ask these guys:

http://forums.watchuseek.com/f405/

They know all!

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posted 2013-Nov-19, 9:57 am AEST
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Thanks everyone. I am satisfied now that it is real. My main concern was the box and the missing manual, but it seems that the boxes are made in other countries and that the warranty card and manual are one and the same thing. The seller seems on the level and I have looked over the watch in detail and there it doesn't look fake in any way. I hope the missus likes her anniversary present :)

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