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    The box and the old strap

    Does anyone know when the old box with the double snap instead of the push button was last used (on an 03 model).

    Also- when did the strap change over? I have an AD claiming this model is new - which probably technically it is since it wasn't previously sold - but it's the old harder strap - and the strap has been wrapped around the display stand so it is essentially well worn and will need replaced. It came in an old dusty double snap box and frankly the back of the watch looks like it's been worn daily. No damage or anything - my guess is it's just from being tried on. But - when I spoke with them over the phone I was assured it was new - ordered "recently" from BR and had the new strap etc.


    I don't have an issue with it being an older model - but I don't want to pay new pricing when I immediately have to buy a strap and really - the model could be had used for $1000 less.

    I'll fill in details of the purchase once it's official. Right now I have it but I'm not sure if I'm keeping it. I found one that I wanted and was told I could return it - so basically - this saved me the 4 hour round trip to the ad

    Any help would be wonderful!




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    If I remember well, new straps arrived with 03 Commando and first Flight Instrument.. A bit more than two years ago.
    New box arrived approximatively at the same date, perhaps one year before, but hard to say.
    Sure Doc Gudzz has precise elements...

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    Thanks Fred!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Kronofred View Post
    If I remember well, new straps arrived with 03 Commando and first Flight Instrument.. A bit more than two years ago.
    New box arrived approximatively at the same date, perhaps one year before, but hard to say.
    Sure Doc Gudzz has precise elements...
    I have the same idea in mind 2-3 years maximum....
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    Ok thanks - I need to call my ad - I specifically asked to make sure it wasn't the old strap etc :/


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    All is working out the watch was pretty old though "new" which is what I wanted - just not at a brand new price. I spoke with the ad and a price adjustment an a new strap and all is right


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    Very good news Joe!!!

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    Nicely done.....great 03!!!!
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    Thanks! I love it - I've wanted a color dial for a long time but I wasn't sure which model to get a color dial in - since i have 2 01s I figured an 03 was a good fit


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    Pretty sure new box&straps came in 2011....I remember first seeing a Red Radar with a new strap & box.
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    The box and the old strap

    That seems to be what I'm hearing/reading - the new straps are so much more comfortable than the old ones.


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    congrats Joe for your new 03 blue
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    Congrats Joe, it looks great!!!
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