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How long was your watch sitting in customs?

Howdy Watchfreeks !
Its that weird Uncle Rod again, you know, the really odd tall guy that uses way too much lighter fluid to start the family cook out grill. All the kids secretly think I am cool because I am just too weird.
Anyhow, I have been working hard as of late, with not much time or goodness for myself to be had. So I bought myself a present. It's a Athaya Vintage "Lamafa" divers watch. I did a search on Watchfreeks, and found that only Athaya's first watch was reviewed, not this second creation. So here is sort of a mini review.

I had a Seiko 6105-8110. I found it in a thrift shop, and bought it for 35 bucks {yep, I was a lucky son of a gun!}.I loved that watch. It felt right on the wrist, it had a big watch feel, and it was less than 48mm wide. I loved the asymetrical case with its huge crown protector. But on the down side, the movements are RARE. Yes, you can get parts from other movements. But the main issue I had with my beloved 8110 is that the main plate was worn where the mainspring barrel sits, and where the great wheel rides.Both areas will wear because they are un jeweled. So it caused timing issues. So I ended up selling my Seiko 6105-8110 for a thousand bucks.


So I wanted to treat myself. I made nice cash ! I started looking into 6105-8110 look alikes and tribute watches. The best I had found was Dagaz/10watches Typhoon, but that was pretty expensive. Probably worth it, but I didn't want to spend it. Then I found Athaya Vintage Lamafa watches.

They were $384.00 on Ebay. With buyer protection, and 14 day money back guarantee. The seller has 100 percent good references. And he has his own website that accepts Paypal.
The down side to buying him compared to 10watches stuff, is he is in Indonesia. They ship with Airmail, and it takes a while, about 4 more days on average than shipping from 10watches web store.
Here is what I got after 2 weeks.
Hi I have a watch sitting in customs for about 4 days now in San Francisco. How long was yours stuck in customs? Thanks
 

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Yep....what Tattoo Chef said. I'm in your neck of the woods in San Mateo Ca and I've had watches released on the same day they come in and other times it was stuck in customs for a week.

I'm sure it will eventually get released. Just have to sit tight. I know..waiting and just seeing it there sitting is the worst. :)
 
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