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      07-18-2015, 07:09 PM   #1
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Went watch shopping

So I was walking around Newbury St. in Boston yesterday and happen to come across an awesome little watch shop called European Watch Company. I walked in and immediately something caught my eye.

It was used but completely unworn (still had the little plastic pieces all over it and not a sign of ever even being tried on, let alone worn)
Tudor Fastrider Black Shield.


I traded in my Oris Air Racing edition III and got a good amount towards the Tudor.

It is an awesome watch and European Watch Company is by far the best watch/jewelry store I have ever been to. All the employees I dealt with were extremely knowledgeable about all the watches they carried (and many they didnt carry) but they didn't make you feel dumb for not knowing as much. If anyone is ever on Newbury St. definitely check out this shop!
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      07-18-2015, 07:23 PM   #2
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I'm around Newbury all the time but never came across this store. What part of Newbury St?
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Its like underneath shake shack. Its kind of hidden but its a real gem!

They have 48 reviews on google, all 5 stars
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Its like underneath shake shack. Its kind of hidden but its a real gem!

They have 48 reviews on google, all 5 stars
Wow I was just at shake shack last Tuesday. Would've been nice to stop in. Oh well thanks for the tip
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      07-20-2015, 03:25 PM   #5
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Wow I was just at shake shack last Tuesday. Would've been nice to stop in. Oh well thanks for the tip
no problem and def check it out when you get a chance! Talk to Tony and tell him Ethan sent you.
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I'm around Newbury all the time but never came across this store. What part of Newbury St?
EWC is somewhat well known among watchies, mainly collectors more so than consumers as far as I know from various chit chats.

http://www.europeanwatch.com/about-us.html

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congrats

i want a PVD/DLC watch but i'm too afraid/anal about scratches/dings
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congrats

i want a PVD/DLC watch but i'm too afraid/anal about scratches/dings
Thank you. But this watch isnt pvd/dlc. Its is mono block ceramic. Pretty much impossible to scratch
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Thank you. But this watch isnt pvd/dlc. Its is mono block ceramic. Pretty much impossible to scratch
Really, a ceramic case, what is the case back material? steel? and the bezel material ?
Super nice watch !
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Really, a ceramic case, what is the case back material? steel? and the bezel material ?
Super nice watch !
Thank you, I love it! Feels way more solid than my pvc Oris and I got an incredible deal on it.

Here are the material specs:

"The Fastrider Black Shield measures 42mm wide and its case (including bezel) is made from nearly scratch-proof injected ceramic. The case is a monobloc, meaning it is made from a single piece and not a series of pieces mounted to a sub-frame, this allows for the entire case structure to be fashioned in ceramic"

"The crown and chronograph pushers are done in steel with a black PVD treatment. "

The caseback is steel
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Nice and different! I like it.
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Had this poverty watch from a while back


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Love the Tudor! Nice!
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Love the Tudor! Nice!
Thank you!

I'm really enjoying it
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Wow that's a gorgeous watch. I walk by the shop all the time but somehow its always closed when I walk by or at least looks closed.
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Had this poverty watch from a while back


I remember that Tag from the 90's... Around 1995, I bought a GMT Master while in 2nd year college. Probably the youngest one and first one in the family to ever have a rolex. Still have it till this day and still looks as good as it was 20 years ago.








Purchased this late last year..... Watches will always be a better investment than cars... I could sell my GMT for twice as much as I purchased it 20 years ago.




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