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Ron D.

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About a year ago, I took my old non-working 1971 Bulova Snorkel dive watch into a local small-town jewellery store here in SW Alberta that also offered watch repairs. I was quoted a price of $350 and so I put my watch back into my pocket and drove 100 miles back up into the mountains.

That old Bulova was a sentimental favourite, but I am not *that* sentimental.

I am 70 years old. I told myself that I deserved a nice watch. I had the bug, again.

It didn't take long to learn about Long Island Watch. Since that time I have bought five Seiko watches from the online store ... three for myself (two SKX's and a soon to arrive SNZ) and two as gifts (an SKX and an SNK) ... plus a Horween watch strap and a high-end spring-bar tool and a half-dozen spring-bars and about ten NATO straps.

The merchandise and buying experience have both been perfect. The amazing $5 shipping to Canada had immediately caught my eye and has since bumped to $10, but that's still acceptable. However, it seems a bit silly for small stuff like straps and spring-bars which ship in a tiny padded envelope just fine.

I have never had a complaint, but the owner is incredible about replying to questions and FYI emails.

I have also bought a couple of Marathon watches (a Medium TSAR Quartz and a GPQ) during that time, but not from Marc at Long Island Watch. Marathon Watch is based (like me) in Canada (since about 1939), and therefore it was cheaper to buy from Amazon.ca and have the watches shipped directly to Alberta from Marathon Watch in Ontario.

Edit - What you have just read is a review that I prepared three days ago. Two days ago I ordered another watch ... an Orient Mako 2 USA for ... get this ... US$199. (For the last couple of years it has been about $300 everywhere online ... and probably still is. November 6, 2019 - Easy to Google.)

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