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  1. HogansHero

    HogansHero Oakley Beginner

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    Just a heads up to newbies. I learned the hard way, bought a Blade 2 that just needed a new battery on ebay. Took it to jeweler friend and discovered battery had exploded causing damage to other components. Cost additional $50 to repair. Be weary when making bids on watches that just need a new battery.
     
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  2. OakleyFrankFMJ

    OakleyFrankFMJ The Legend - - Vlad the Impaler Premium Member Lifetime Member

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    Could be seller had no idea that is what happened inside the watch.

    If I were selling a watch that needed a battery I wouldn't be opening it to find out too.
     
  3. HogansHero

    HogansHero Oakley Beginner

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    That could have been the case. As the seller claimed to be an Oakley rep., can't imagine he'd do that on purpose. Also, my jeweler friend recommended that I pull all the batteries from the watches I don't use on a regular basis to avoid this problem. Pulling the stem out isn't a fix. Beginning to get concerned about my 12 gauge that needs a battery.
     
  4. OakleyFrankFMJ

    OakleyFrankFMJ The Legend - - Vlad the Impaler Premium Member Lifetime Member

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    I'd go insane if I had to do that.
     
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  5. HogansHero

    HogansHero Oakley Beginner

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    I'm going through the same nightmare. Probably got $5k worth of Oakley watches. Most are for display only that I have no intention of wearing. Very concerned about my investment.
     
  6. OakleyFrankFMJ

    OakleyFrankFMJ The Legend - - Vlad the Impaler Premium Member Lifetime Member

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    I've got at least that much too. :cool-20: Probably more.
     
  7. Medusa50

    Medusa50 Oakley Expert

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    Anyone selling a watch with a disclaimer that it needs a new battery is flat out lazy. Give the buyer peace of mind and get a new one installed and provide a receipt to show the work was done by a qulified person. I wil never understand people.
     
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  8. HogansHero

    HogansHero Oakley Beginner

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    That would be ideal.
     
  9. Oakley-olic

    Oakley-olic Oakley Expert Premium Member Lifetime Member

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    I bought a Minute Machine stating it needed a new battery. When I got it it was working perfectly. I think the buyer may not have known the second hand only runs when the chronometer is activated. Its still running a year and 1/2 later. If I was to sell one it would have a new battery, not only piece of mind for the buyer, but the seller as well. I wouldn't want a return from the buyer after he has taken it to Joe Blows Fast Fix.
     
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  10. Jmgarcia

    Jmgarcia Oakley Expert

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    You don't have to worry about automatic watches having a battery blow out and make a mess;) all joking aside I completely understand your frustration. Had the same issue only to come find out the movement was completely shot and needed a replacement. That was my last and final purchase on eBay. Yes I did ask all the questions prior to purchasing and I was still lied to. Some people just want to make a quick buck :(