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Very nice watch, rarely worn. It appears to be an homage to the Panerai Luminator. I'm selling the Invicta Force 6441 on eBay. Also I am selling three Leviathans. The quest to streamline the collection continues.
Posted at 04:31 PM in Manly Watches | Permalink
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E-Bay Item number: 251130872319
Here is a Panny that's not often seen. The price and shipping seem very fair. Is this a good model?
August 16, 2012 at 06:24 PM
Angelo, I had one of these. Mid performer. Mine faded in and out in the volume. I gave it away.
August 16, 2012 at 06:37 PM
Here's an update on that nightmare Ebay buyer. I received the Leviathan back today and it looks fine - no sign of misting or any damage. My guess is that the buyer decided he didn't like it and made up some BS reason and got a refund. That said, some links are missing and it REEKS of cigarette smoke. I'm calling PayPal tomorrow to complain. Not sure what they can do, but at the least I should get the missing links back and maybe have the dude pay for some kind of scent remover.
Moral of the story: Beware of Ebay buyers. There is NO protection for sellers. Make sure you get Delivery Confirmation, without which they can easily scam you and claim they never received the item. This is why many don't send expensive items overseas.
August 16, 2012 at 09:06 PM
That is sobering to hear. I'll keep my fingers crossed.
August 16, 2012 at 09:50 PM
Maybe that buyer needed the links??? Will now tell them he doesn't know what you're talking about. I buy and sell on E-Bay. I bought a radio a couple months ago----they claimed it was working but when I received it, I could hear a loose part rattling around and it didn't work. I told the seller and they gave me a refund and didn't want the radio back. I actually felt bad about it----I was thinking----if the radio was actually working when they shipped it, maybe they think I scammed them by saying I received it dead? Actually, it powers on but I can't get any stations. They were really nice about it and I hope they know I was honest.
August 17, 2012 at 08:13 AM
That could be, Angelo, although I think what happened is that he just didn't like the watch and wanted to return it. I'm a bit baffled by his claim that it was misting ("internally damaged" he said!); there is absolutely no sign of moisture.
I talked to a guy at PayPal and he was very understanding, even said that he's been in my shoes and hates the "item not as described" because there is no easy to way to verify it either way. I tried to explain to him that misting only occurs through neglect, not "internal damage." Anyhow, they're re-opening the case so I guess we'll see how it goes. I suppose that the worst-case scenario is that it doesn't go in my favor and I just keep the watch, which is a pretty nice one, the Leviathan 1957. Any idea how to get the cigarette smell off? Lysol maybe?
August 17, 2012 at 12:57 PM
Are you sure it's the same watch? Any chance the buyer switched one he already had (presumably with some defect you haven't noticed yet) with your watch? Were the links separated from the watch when you shipped it----or did he resize the watch and not return the links? I find it hard to believe a cigarette smell would get on the watch that quickly.
August 17, 2012 at 06:57 PM
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