Postal damage

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Postal damage

New postby Charlief7 » Fri Sep 09, 2016 2:00 pm

I have just received my latest purchase which was advertised as working intermitantly, it is an 1880s Swiss watch,I opened the back when I received it and could see immediately that the balance shaft is sheared, is the modern postal system to rough on watches like this is transit in the postal system likely to case this kind of damage,the watch was pretty well packed.
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Re: Postal damage

New postby richiec » Fri Sep 09, 2016 11:05 pm

I'll wager that the staff was already broken and cocked in the movement and shipping it finished it off.
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Re: Postal damage

New postby Marty101 » Sat Sep 10, 2016 10:39 pm

That sounds real familiar to me. When I hear stuff like "working intermittently" or "starts and stops" I expect repair work is due.
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Re: Postal damage

New postby Glyn Meredith » Tue Sep 13, 2016 7:07 pm

Charlief7 wrote:... advertised as working intermitantly ...


Ha ha. That's a convenient let out for the seller. It was working (one of those intermittent moments) when the seller sent it; he would probably swear to that ... but now it's not working (one of those other intermittent moments).
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Re: Postal damage

New postby Charlief7 » Thu Sep 15, 2016 1:39 am

Yes the post is a good excuse,for a lot of problems,unless the item is tracked,things seem to have a habit of getting lost too.
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