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Journeys : Aug Sep 2012
A S SEE NON RE-Introducing: The 1923 Classic And how we were almost hounded into bringing back this unique vintage style timepiece ... Diameter: Overall 39mm - Face 30mm Glass: High impact, scratch resistant mineral crystal Case & Crown: Polished #316L stainless steel Water Resistant: 3 ATM (30m). Each watch is tested with Swiss Hormec Tester Warranty: One year by Anthony Brennan IN 2007 we offered the Classic and it was our best seller ever! And according to our supplier it was even more special in 1923. Here's their story : "The original was the very first watch in the world to display not only the time, but the Day, Date and Month. In 1923 this was a huge horological breakthrough. A Swiss Master Watchmaker had devoted his entire career and suffered countless failures and taunts attempting the "impossible". Finally, both he and his lifelong obsession were truly validated. The Classic was so complex only 7 were ever built, sparking a frenzy amongst wealthy collectors worldwide...." Our supplier went on to say an original could fetch over US$500,000 at auction today. They thought it was so historically significant and so appealing, they felt compelled to create a tribute replica. We loved it and introduced it to Australia for them in 2007. But we soon discovered their watch had one big problem. Mechanical Movement To exactly replicate the original, they used a mechanical movement. And the only way to be cost effective was to source one from China - which turned out to be very unreliable. Most were okay, but others just refused to start, or would stop & start willy-nilly. Many would lose up to 15 minutes a day, and one even had a second hand stagger backwards! But despite all this, many customers still loved this style of watch and almost hounded us into bringing it back. So we decided to manufacture it ourselves. But we would only do so if we could get the very best movement. Something we could totally rely on. Something we could be really proud of. Something with the hallmark of unquestionable quality. And that's exactly what we did. Our new Classic not only looks classy, but it now has a modern 6-hand Quartz Swiss movement, good for a lifetime of accuracy and reliability. And from the Roman numerals on the ceramic face, to the oversized scalloped crown, every detail has been meticulously modelled on the look and feel of the original vintage design. Like the original, each watch has three 'complications', that display the Day, Date and Month. And as an added feature, we have incorporated a Lunar function that accurately displays the real-time phases of the Moon. The Classic is hand assembled in a top quality #316L polished stainless steel casing and comes with a brown leather wrist strap. It is presented in an elegant wooden presentation case and is not available anywhere else - making it an unusual and impressive gift, or an enviable addition to your collection. For an ordinary watch with a Swiss movement of this complexity you could pay up to $700, or more. But because we don't sell to shops (no 'middlemen') we can supply directly to you for just $185 plus $12 p&h. And as an added bonus, if you order within 10 days you will also receive a matching black leather wrist strap valued at $39. I'm very proud of the Classic and urge you to 'test drive' this eye-catching watch. When you receive it, notice the premium finish and detailed workmanship. Notice the precise sweep of the hands and all the intricate dials and inscriptions - sure to attract enquiring comments from your friends. I'm certain you will be so surprised and thrilled with the presentation and PLEASE NOTE: This is an introductory offer and we have very limited stocks due to a 4 month wait for the Swiss movement. Please order early to avoid disappointment. Orders sent by EXPRESS POST within 48 hours. Black gloss finish (11cm x 11cm x 8cm) TO ORDER: 1300 550 79724hrs 7 days Visa & MasterCard orders only NOT sold in shops - exclusive to Decara Direct Pty Ltd 1300 550 797 © 2012 Decara Direct Pty Ltd To order by mail please complete, clip and mail to: DECARA DIRECT, PO Box 3359, Burleigh Town Q 4220 YES - Please send me ....... Classic watches at $197 each ($185 + $12 p&h). I am protected by your 30 day Money-Back Guarantee and your One Year Warranty, so I have no risk. (At this Introductory price we are unable to give any further discount for orders of more than one watch) Enclosed is my Cheque or Money Order for $_________ made payable to: DECARA DIRECT PTY LTD Please charge my Visa M/Card $ ___________ Credit Card No: _______________ /_ __ _ __ __ __ _ __ _ _______________ /______________Exp:___/ ___ Signature: ______________________________________ Name: _________________________________________ Address: _______________________________________ ____ ___ ___ ____ ___ ___ ____ ___ ___ ____ ___ ___ ____ ___ ____ ___ ___ ____ ___ ___ ____ ___ ___ __P/Code: ________ Ph: _______________ Email:________________________ (In case we have a query with your order) functionality of the Classic that you'll want to keep on enjoying it for many years to come. But if for any reason whatsoever you are not 100% delighted, or if you find it's not exactly as I have described here, return it to us within 30 days and I'll ensure you get a prompt and courteous refund, no questions asked. That's my personal promise to you. You have no risk. Now you have the chance to claim a truly unique timepiece styled from a bygone era, at a very affordable price. Order today. TAS812 or Fax: (07) 5535 5923 Life on the move 32 August / September 2012
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