Finally after waiting for 2 years my DB25 is back

Jun 13, 2020,03:35 AM

Long story cut short. I bought the watch and realized it had a dented lug later. Disputed with the seller but eventually had friends from the supply side stepping in to help set everything in order. Finally received and is now mounted on a very nice custom strap I did two years ago for the watch. Bittersweet memories. Here are some ‘dirty’ photos:


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Thank you my friend

 By: Mr.Gatsby : June 13th, 2020-03:59
This is probably the only De Bethune that I can wear without risking the watch look odd on my chicken wrist.

;) [nt]

 By: amanico : June 13th, 2020-08:56

Now enjoy🌞 [nt]

 By: brauner : June 13th, 2020-03:47

:-))) NT [nt]

 By: Mr.Gatsby : June 13th, 2020-07:50

Thank you mate NT [nt]

 By: Mr.Gatsby : June 13th, 2020-07:50

Indeed it does ! :-)

 By: Mr.Gatsby : June 13th, 2020-07:50
Thank you for your kind words.


 By: Mr.Gatsby : June 13th, 2020-07:51
There are other watches that have this problem with much greater severity. Thank you for your kind words mate

Thank you

 By: Mr.Gatsby : June 13th, 2020-07:52
De Bethune does indeed make beautiful pieces

Happy that you can enjoy your De Bethune after two years.

 By: Weems@8 : June 13th, 2020-04:37
It is a dressy watch. What i seen from De Bethune are flashy time machines. Not everybody’s cup of tea. For me, no problem with De Bethune if hands are visible enough and if a watch look like a watch and no overkill in wanna be too original. A dent on a l... 

Thanks for your words mate

 By: Mr.Gatsby : June 13th, 2020-07:59
I understand how “flashy” unconventional looking timepieces can be polarizing. You either love or hate them. Between say an Urwerk or a Rolex submariner, I would probably choose the latter in a heartbeat

Huge congrats

 By: dnlmpg : June 13th, 2020-04:40
Can't imagine getting what you really love but came out to be short of expectations and then have to really two years to get it up to par. But all the while it makes it that much more special when it finally receive it. Congrats again.

Thanks pal, really appreciate your words

 By: Mr.Gatsby : June 13th, 2020-08:04
The truth is when I finally received it back in the fold I had mixed feelings. The thought of selling it did cross my mind, but I just felt that there was something to be learnt out of the whole experience and I should keep it. I’m just grateful for the h... 

Huge Congrats, thats one gorgeous DB

 By: Watchonthewrist : June 13th, 2020-04:51
Wear it in best of health

Nice to see you here buddy

 By: Mr.Gatsby : June 13th, 2020-08:05
Thanks for your words

Thank you :-)

 By: Mr.Gatsby : June 13th, 2020-08:05
Your words definitely helped make me appreciate things a bit more

Goodfellas! ;-) NT [nt]

 By: Mr.Gatsby : June 13th, 2020-07:56

it is beautiful & sits well on your wrist !

 By: mahesh : June 13th, 2020-07:24
wear in the best health. Best, mahesh.,

Thank you Mahesh

 By: Mr.Gatsby : June 13th, 2020-08:06
I find it a tad too large for my wrist in all honesty, but as they say...size is a matter of perception. I’ve worn 47mm Panerais before

I’d love it if you could share more details

 By: NickO : June 13th, 2020-07:36
I’m curious why the whole process took 2 years? Did the manufacturer end up buffing out the dent or did you have the entire case replaced? What was the time between you receiving the watch and then noticing the dent? If that’s more than a few days, I unde... 

Nick, I don’t wish to go into the details on a public forum

 By: Mr.Gatsby : June 13th, 2020-08:09
I’m only in for the good vibes. And it’s the weekend. Hope you understand. Cheers Gatsby

I totally get that

 By: NickO : June 13th, 2020-08:16
As a big fan of De Bethune, I hope you don’t think less of them due to this experience. Enjoy the weekend and your gorgeous new (re) arrival!

Definitely not mate :-)

 By: Mr.Gatsby : June 13th, 2020-08:23
The people associated with De Bethune did a great job. It’s just more waiting time due to delays on my end, logistics, covid etc. But I’m happy the watch is back. You have a lovely weekend too and stay safe. BR, Gatsby

Graet watch, great strap choice.

 By: NautNut : June 13th, 2020-08:03
Enjoy in the best of health!

Thank you mate

 By: Mr.Gatsby : June 13th, 2020-08:07
And to you too, may you wear your watches in the best of health

These DBs....

 By: mrds : June 13th, 2020-10:40
would be worth even the double wait! But I understand how it must have felt to you. Very happy you have it on your wrist now! Enjoy it on many glorious occasions! Daniel

Nice to hear from you Daniel

 By: Mr.Gatsby : June 14th, 2020-02:08
Thank you! 🙏🏼

Fantastic watch 🔥. I have and posted the RG version a few days ago. Your WG model is even more exceptional...

 By: holdemchamp1225 : June 13th, 2020-11:21
did not know of your 2 year odyssey with this watch but O am happy you finally got it back and can enjoy it. The DB25 is such an amazing watch. If you ever wish to move it on, please think of me 😁

Sure mate :-) Will keep you posted

 By: Mr.Gatsby : June 14th, 2020-02:07
Never say never. Here’s another shot with Monet in the backdrop: Cheers, G ...  

Art meets artwork. How appropriate. I had a chance to get the WG model as well but it had a power reserve at 12 which I was not as convinced but maybe since it is a but different...

 By: holdemchamp1225 : June 14th, 2020-14:45
than my RG DB25 maybe I should reconsider 🤷‍♂️🤔 I still feel the solid and simple dial is the best looking from a purity standpoint.

Well worth the wait I can imagine!!

 By: Spencer Karrington : June 13th, 2020-16:01
De Bethune are awesome!! They are one of my top grail watches!! thanks for sharing ur pics and share more please in the future!!

Thanks Spencer

 By: Mr.Gatsby : June 14th, 2020-02:07
Appreciate your words. 🙏🏼

NP!! [nt]

 By: Spencer Karrington : June 17th, 2020-06:17

Late greetings from my 24

 By: brauner : June 15th, 2020-09:11
Movement looks very similar. ...  

Well worth the wait!

 By: jleno : June 15th, 2020-20:40
I love these De Bethune watch designs that are half-traditional and half-futuristic. Definitely a dream machine!

Looks perfect fit on your wrist

 By: poopup : June 24th, 2020-17:12
It looks stunning on your wrist. May I ask you about your wrist and watch sizes? Thank you

Perfectly "dirty photographs" of this gorgeous DB25

 By: Mike H : June 29th, 2020-15:18
What a beast! Absolutely awesome Bittersweet memories about your recent experience I can easily understand but it will soon be forgotten, tout est bien qui finit bien Enjoy it and wear it in the best of health, Mike