Biggbird----I would be interested in any followup you care to post. I made a watch purchase while on a a H/A ship. The warranty which the company gave me faded to an almost white sheet of paper before I returned home. I contact H/A and was told the next time that ship was in that port a representative would go by and obtain me a new warranty card. About a month later I got that new card. Now the good part, that watch (a TAG) is still running great. I took it to my jeweler and he said I saved about a $100 plus taxes. So I didn't really get a great deal however I didn't get stung either.