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Old 12 June 2014, 09:23 PM   #1
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Flip a BLNR... For a BLNR...?

I'm going to start out with this because I know I am weird.

Right now my just about year old BLNR is at RSC NY getting red lint fibers removed from under the crystal, and a new hand because of some foreign object in the lume. I dropped it off, spoke to a watch maker who was very understanding, etc. They have been calling me daily with updates and have been all around great people to work with. We will see when I get the watch back but so far I am very pleased with the service. But the OCD in me feels like the integrity of the watch (or something) is compromised. Like, somehow because it's been cracked open and there a replacement hand, that it's....tainted? Of course I haven't gotten the watch back, and I have been a chronic flipper in the past of Omegas, never holding one to service, so I am in new territory.

I've considered flipping the BLNR, only to buy it back new. Am I crazy? Has anyone ever done this? I mean, any other watch prob wouldn't be opened for a few years anyway, but it would be opened eventually.... and this is a piece that I want to keep for a lifetime, so it will undergo multiple services. Plus, I am sure it'll look amazing and am sure that the performance (PR, accuracy, etc.) will be the same too.
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Old 12 June 2014, 09:25 PM   #2
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it would be opened eventually.... and this is a piece that I want to keep for a lifetime, so it will undergo multiple services.
So the new ones are opened to be assembled and when they need service they are opened?

Sounds to me like you enjoy flipping more than wearing

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Old 12 June 2014, 09:25 PM   #3
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Old 12 June 2014, 10:03 PM   #4
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Imo keep the BLNR, when it returns from RSC. It should be good as new, fixed hands, clean crystal. Give it some time and if you still feel like flipping it, you might not lose much.
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Old 12 June 2014, 10:12 PM   #5
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Old 12 June 2014, 10:20 PM   #6
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Old 12 June 2014, 10:20 PM   #7
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Dont do it put money towards something else
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Old 12 June 2014, 10:22 PM   #8
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You know that opening that case back could potentially allow bad air into the watch. Sell it ASAP.

J/K... Toying with your OCD!!! Smile
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Old 12 June 2014, 10:34 PM   #9
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O my gosh it's only a watch. It will be fine. I can understand want to have it right but the RSC will make it right so don't fret.
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Old 12 June 2014, 10:40 PM   #10
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I'll give you $6k for the watch, afterall, you have compromised it by opening it.

See how crazy that sounds? Just enjoy it, sounds like a lot of unnecessary work.
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Old 12 June 2014, 10:42 PM   #11
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Makes sense to me... More important, how did red lint fibers get under the crystal?
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Old 12 June 2014, 10:45 PM   #12
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... I've considered flipping the BLNR, only to buy it back new. Am I crazy?

... Plus, I am sure it'll look amazing and am sure that the performance (PR, accuracy, etc.) will be the same too.
Well I won't use the "C" word - but have you considered that it would be akin to jumping from the frying pan into the fire?

In other words, the new BLNR might just have blue lint beneath crystal and something even funnier inside that you wouldn't know about until it began loosing 30 secs./day?

Just sayin'...
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Old 12 June 2014, 10:49 PM   #13
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Old 12 June 2014, 10:49 PM   #14
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that sounds silly to me.
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Old 12 June 2014, 10:49 PM   #15
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Old 12 June 2014, 10:58 PM   #17
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I picture Tammy Wynette singing "Stand by your watch..." when I saw this.
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Old 12 June 2014, 11:08 PM   #18
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Old 12 June 2014, 11:17 PM   #19
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Sends me the $1500+ that you'll lose doing this and I'll make you feel better about your decision not to do it!
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Old 12 June 2014, 11:23 PM   #20
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But it will not have Swiss air inside anymore!
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Old 12 June 2014, 11:28 PM   #21
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When your watch comes back it will be EXACTLY the same as a new one. Pointless. Keep the one you have and enjoy it.
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Old 12 June 2014, 11:50 PM   #22
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you talk about the watch being compromised.... when your watch gets serviced at the 5-7 intervals or whenever you decide to send it in, they completely disassemble it and put it back together, does this make any watch that has been serviced compromised?

like others have said keep the watch it's crazy to lose that much money for the exact same watch. It will be good as new when you get it back so put it on your wrist enjoy it until service time.

and you're also crazy haha but you asked =)
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Old 12 June 2014, 11:55 PM   #23
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Makes no sense.
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Old 13 June 2014, 12:16 AM   #25
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Personally, I think an almost new watch that has been serviced and has had its single problem addressed, is a safer bet than a new unknown watch.

Kind of like a year-old certified pre-owned car - the bugs have been fixed and it's still under warranty.

Keep it. It sounds like your real issue is that you love flipping.
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Imo keep the BLNR, when it returns from RSC. It should be good as new, fixed hands, clean crystal. Give it some time and if you still feel like flipping it, you might not lose much.
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Old 13 June 2014, 01:09 AM   #29
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So odd that the Swiss go to such lengths to sell the idea that these things are built by human hands and then we have owners that don't want them opened and touched.
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