June 15, 2024

1Posted by Gerard Nijenbrinks on

First a short introduction; besides my brick and mortar watch specialty shop in The Hague, Netherlands, (Horloge Platform Nederland), I run a few watch related web sites (f.i. www.horloge.com and www.watch-store.com). Through these web sites I receive quite some watch related email as well of course. Here’s an example found in in my email today…

“Ik heb een redelijk goed imitaite horloge van het merk Rolex, gekocht in Japan; dit is een automaat. Nu loopt het horloge niet meer en mijn vraag is of dan de automaat echt kapot is en of dit een dure reparatie zou kunnen zijn? Jeffrey Veenma” – Original Dutch text

“I own a quite good replica of a Rolex, bought in Japan; it’s an automatic. Now it doesn’t run anymore and my question is if the automatic construction really broke down, and if this could be an expensive repair? Jeffrey Veenma” – Translated in English

I really don’t know what to answer the guy. If someone has an idea, please file under [comments] and I will send it through to him.