Bronze-Gate strikes Benarus, Helson, and Magrette

Bronze-Gate strikes Benarus, Helson, and Magrette

Postby mrneddles » February 6th 2012, 5:44am

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Re: Bronze-Gate strikes Benarus, Helson, and Magrette

Postby boscoe » February 6th 2012, 6:51am

They killed our dogs, made Swizz Invictas and now this.
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Re: Bronze-Gate strikes Benarus, Helson, and Magrette

Postby iwasbanned » February 6th 2012, 7:43am

This is why I'm very leery of micros.
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Re: Bronze-Gate strikes Benarus, Helson, and Magrette

Postby conjurer » February 6th 2012, 7:43am

*sigh* Frucked again.
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Re: Bronze-Gate strikes Benarus, Helson, and Magrette

Postby iwasbanned » February 6th 2012, 8:01am

I wonder if their 316 SS is actually 316.
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Re: Bronze-Gate strikes Benarus, Helson, and Magrette

Postby DIAMANTE » February 6th 2012, 10:40am

Check this statement in the response by the owner of Benarus.

"We are not discouraged by people who know nothing about manufacturing in China. We could not produce this watch better anywhere in the world, the infrastructure and supply chain is no longer there. Many Swiss made and German made brands use our factory."

I beleive by "our factory" he means a factory he contracts with to build his watches. It appears he is being pretty stand up about the whole affair. He is claiming he (and Helson) bought the bronze from a third party and took it to "their" factory in China to have it made into cases.

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Re: Bronze-Gate strikes Benarus, Helson, and Magrette

Postby Guest » February 6th 2012, 10:54am

LoL, the Chinese at it again
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Re: Bronze-Gate strikes Benarus, Helson, and Magrette

Postby Mark1 » February 6th 2012, 10:56am

It would appear Benarus and Helson got screwed. At this point, it looks like Benarus is working hard to rectify it. I no longer buy their watches but think they ought to be commended for their response. Taking care of the customer still means more to me than where the case was sourced. We all know there has never been any impropriety with Swiss Made watches. Sleep tight with your 110% swiss pieces tucked safely under your pillow.
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Re: Bronze-Gate strikes Benarus, Helson, and Magrette

Postby TickTocker » February 6th 2012, 11:11am

DIAMANTE wrote:Check this statement in the response by the owner of Benarus.

"We are not discouraged by people who know nothing about manufacturing in China. We could not produce this watch better anywhere in the world, the infrastructure and supply chain is no longer there. Many Swiss made and German made brands use our factory."

I beleive by "our factory" he means a factory he contracts with to build his watches. It appears he is being pretty stand up about the whole affair. He is claiming he (and Helson) bought the bronze from a third party and took it to "their" factory in China to have it made into cases.

So Benarus owns Fullswing Manufacturing now? or is my mental rolodex outdated
http://www.fullswing.com.hk/

I remember reading that many other companies use them for case production as well like Helson, Armida and Deep Blue.

http://www.hktdc.com/sourcing/manufacturers/products/en/1X000HXO/Fullswing_Ind_l_Co_Ltd.htm



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Re: Bronze-Gate strikes Benarus, Helson, and Magrette

Postby mrneddles » February 6th 2012, 11:22am

Hewo, yes yes, I have plenty bronze for American businessman right here, right here. I have bronze, crazy low price.
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Re: Bronze-Gate strikes Benarus, Helson, and Magrette

Postby fatman » February 9th 2012, 12:39am

That oafgasparfar or whatever the hell name he uses is almost as condescending as mongo to the members as 3T.

Fucking commie bastards, how dare hey switch brass/tin/copper with the bronze.
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Re: Bronze-Gate strikes Benarus, Helson, and Magrette

Postby mrneddles » February 9th 2012, 3:16am

fatman wrote:That oafgasparfar or whatever the hell name he uses is almost as condescending as mongo to the members as 3T.


Yep.
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Re: Bronze-Gate strikes Benarus, Helson, and Magrette

Postby bedlam » February 9th 2012, 4:21am

Maybe this will bring the bizarre bronze watch fad to an early end???

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Re: Bronze-Gate strikes Benarus, Helson, and Magrette

Postby mosc » February 9th 2012, 9:41am

I agree that they are doing good by their customers. Having been in business for several decades, I know things like this happen from time to time. Nobody is immune from it. Business is like war, you never know what's going to happen. The art is in how you respond.
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Re: Bronze-Gate strikes Benarus, Helson, and Magrette

Postby conjurer » February 9th 2012, 8:47pm

bedlam wrote:Maybe this will bring the bizarre bronze watch fad to an early end???

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Jesus Christ, I hope so.
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Re: Bronze-Gate strikes Benarus, Helson, and Magrette

Postby BigCheez » February 10th 2012, 8:29am

Reminds me of the time a Polish weightlifter won a gold medal at the Olympics. His family was so proud they had it bronzed...
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Re: Bronze-Gate strikes Benarus, Helson, and Magrette

Postby Rusty » February 10th 2012, 3:04pm

So I guess we are not entering a new Bronze Age...
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Re: Bronze-Gate strikes Benarus, Helson, and Magrette

Postby eddiea » February 10th 2012, 3:18pm

Rusty wrote:So I guess we are not entering a new Bronze Age...

Not yet but ... it is a matter of time before Invicta gets a hold of some fake bronze and start making some masterpieces, in their customary shitty way.
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Re: Bronze-Gate strikes Benarus, Helson, and Magrette

Postby conjurer » February 10th 2012, 7:51pm

BigCheez wrote:Reminds me of the time a Polish weightlifter won a gold medal at the Olympics. His family was so proud they had it bronzed...


Nyuk, nyuk! *SLAP*

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Re: Bronze-Gate strikes Benarus, Helson, and Magrette

Postby reed420 » February 11th 2012, 5:07pm

Its a shame because I kinda liked the idea of the bronze cases. I heard one company got brass instead of bronze but I don't know if its true or not. The metal supplier must of been a relative of the folks who sold Eyal the Diamonds that weren't diamonds? ... LOL
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Re: Bronze-Gate strikes Benarus, Helson, and Magrette

Postby WatchDorks.Net » February 11th 2012, 5:27pm

And everyone didn't believe Invicta's claims that how their Chinese watches were better than any European-made watches out there... now we know it's true.

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Re: Bronze-Gate strikes Benarus, Helson, and Magrette

Postby Horse Feathers » February 11th 2012, 7:13pm

conjurer wrote:
bedlam wrote:Maybe this will bring the bizarre bronze watch fad to an early end???

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Jesus Christ, I hope so.


+1, to each his own but really have a hard time understanding or appreciating using this metal for a watch case
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Re: Bronze-Gate strikes Benarus, Helson, and Magrette

Postby Panfan » February 13th 2012, 10:22am

Great news...haven't heard from Magrette yet, that is n o word from Dion......Is Magrette effected (infected)as well.?
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Re: Bronze-Gate strikes Benarus, Helson, and Magrette

Postby Fritz » March 13th 2012, 5:36pm

Panfan wrote:Great news...haven't heard from Magrette yet, that is n o word from Dion......Is Magrette effected (infected)as well.?


yes, they are ofering to recase the watches, it also bumps it up to 10atm over the current 5atm
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Re: Bronze-Gate strikes Benarus, Helson, and Magrette

Postby Panfan » March 13th 2012, 5:43pm

Fritz, so I guess I have to contact Dion and send the watch back to New Zeland....does the new case look the same as well.....
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