February 5, 2023

I bought this ladies watch for my wife:

The watch came with the original guarantee papers.

Also with the price list and brochure.

The watch was recently serviced and the service papers as well as the invoice were included.

The watch is really like new and AP made a great job servicing the watch. The movement is also a dream: AP 2003; the slimmest movement made for a wrist watch which was also used by Patek Philippe and Vacheron Constantin.
The watch case and bracelet is made of 18 carat white gold and the workmanship is perfect.
The size of the watch is just what my wife likes: about 25 mm x 25 mm.
But now comes the best: I bought the watch from a well-known German shop and if I deduct the shipping costs, I paid less than € 1,000 over the service costs!
I would call it a bargain or then I have really missed something. Ladies watches are sometimes priced in such an attractive way. Or is it so that those are correctly priced and we guys are badly ripped off?
Naturally, the main thing is that my wife is very happy with her first Audemars Piguet.
Best, Kari

lost your faith in APand yes we guys are always ripped offwink CheersD
I am very happy for that. At the same time two non-working watches is a bit too much.
I still consider AP as a top manufacturer. The issue seems to be that their quality control has lately been sleeping and I hope they get these issues corrected.
Best, KariCongrats to you and the wife!  Glad to see you still interested in AP.  I will say a special prayer that this one does not develop any problems smile
with cal. 2003. It is a fantastic little machine. And the new watch has been working fine already for over three hours. So your prayers seem to work.
The positive part of the whole story is that I need to visit AP in Switzerland. Leave them my new Royal Oaks, get the 5402 serviced and if this vintage one fails, there is still 22 months of guarantee left. So no additional costs to get it serviced.
Isn’t it wonderful that I can be so positive and optimistic?
Have a great weekend!
Kari