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Old 18 July 2005, 12:33 PM   #1
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Birthday gift from my mother-in-law

My mother-in-law got me a watch box for my birthday. It's not a name brand one or anything, just a Wal-Mart equivalent. It holds five watches.



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Old 18 July 2005, 12:37 PM   #2
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By the look of things you will need a few more. BTW I have the same Santos.
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Old 18 July 2005, 01:29 PM   #3
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Adrian is right, you may three or four more of those Peter.
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Old 18 July 2005, 04:18 PM   #4
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Thoughtful gift on the part of Maureen's mother. Good one.
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Old 18 July 2005, 06:12 PM   #5
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Nice looking watch box Peter,brand is irrelevant as long as it does the
the job,glad you can now post mate.
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Old 18 July 2005, 07:47 PM   #6
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She underestimated you ! You are far more watch crazy than she thought.

BTW, nice gift !!
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Old 18 July 2005, 09:01 PM   #7
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Nice gift Peter - I had no idea that Walmart would sell something like this!
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Old 18 July 2005, 10:08 PM   #8
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By the look of things you will need a few more. BTW I have the same Santos.
Just three more of them, and everybody will have a home. :-)

My dad gave me the Santos last year. He's had it since 1981. I haven't sized it to my wrist yet because I can't figure out how to remove the links.
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Old 18 July 2005, 10:50 PM   #9
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Just three more of them, and everybody will have a home. :-)

My dad gave me the Santos last year. He's had it since 1981. I haven't sized it to my wrist yet because I can't figure out how to remove the links.
I bought mine around 1980 with the money I got from selling a motorbike. I had one side of my bracelet break and they replaced it with a slightly different one. I think you will have to take it to a dealer to re-size.
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Old 18 July 2005, 11:33 PM   #10
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I don't know if the warranty was the same over there, but my dad's came with a lifetime warranty. The only time he ever used the warranty was when he broke the bracelet while rock climbing. The Santos Automatic is Cartier's official rock climbing watch, isn't it? ;-)

They really have no way of telling who he is, so I doubt I'll have any trouble using the warranty. They might start to get suspicious when one of my nephew's kids brings it in for repair in 2114 or so. ;-)


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I bought mine around 1980 with the money I got from selling a motorbike. I had one side of my bracelet break and they replaced it with a slightly different one. I think you will have to take it to a dealer to re-size.
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Old 19 July 2005, 01:25 AM   #11
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Yes mine came with a Lifetime guarantee, it was like a small credit card. I don't know where mine is so it's not much use now.

In the picture, the original bracelet half is on the left and the replacement on the right. The only difference is the number of small slots, where I think you use to remove the links.



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Old 19 July 2005, 01:52 AM   #12
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Mine has the slots. I've tried sticking screwdrivers and other pointed object in them, but I haven't figured out the secret to releasing the links.
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Old 19 July 2005, 02:51 AM   #13
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Old 19 July 2005, 03:13 AM   #14
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Whatever you do, don't play with the buttons.
Are you kidding. That's like telling someone not to touch the wet paint. If there's a button, you know Peter will push it.
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Are you kidding. That's like telling someone not to touch the wet paint. If there's a button, you know Peter will push it.
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