Last night I was checking how the mechanicals were doing when I noticed the TT3 had stopped. Must have wound down even though I had worn it the previous day...oh well. Turned the crown to wind it and it felt light...a few more and usually it starts going. Not this time. Rather disappointing but stuff happens.
Made note to call Oris for their send in service procedures and I called them this AM. Gal told me that the Hawthorne service center will no longer be the official repair center for Oris as of next Tuesday. After Tuesday check the website for the updated repair center info. UGh...
What is going on with Oris USA? Last year they had a similar service center change and repairs were delayed... This does not inspire confidence.
update about the distribution and service
I'm inclined to buy another watch in the meantime. I wonder if any warranty work at the Hawthorne shop will be transferred to the new repair/warranty facility. If so, the dust will take some time to settle out. I had hoped that Oris would directly control their NA distribution so this move seems good.H÷lstein, Switzerland-Swiss watch brand Oris SA has named Vito J. (V.J.) Geronimo as the chief executive officer of a newly established U.S. and Caribbean subsidiary, Oris Watches USA.
Oris Watches USA will take over from the current U.S. watch distributor, Hawthorne, N.Y.-based Oris USA, Inc., effective Sept. 1, 2010. Essentially, the Swiss company decided to take greater control over distribution of the brand by opening its own subsidiary rather than selling watches through a distributor, Oris USA, Inc., company officials said.