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Hello, i've been an Oakley customer for a long time mostly sunglasses. A few years ago i saw the rolling O at a National event (NHRA) and fell in love with the Minute Machine. My wife surprised me with is for our 15th anniversay.
2Y
Nov 16, 2015 3:54 PM
The bad thing is that I work in a facility that has a machine shop. Even after reading some negative reviews of the repair facility I just knew they would take care of something simple.

The issue is that you cannot get an estimate without sending the watch to them for repair. They will not send you parts so that you can fix it which is easily done with an allen wrench. You'll most definitely be on the hook for a battery minimum. Even worse, no estimate even after providing pictures before hand. Lesson learned. I thought after seeing and speaking with Jim through the years prior to him selling, things were still done the way I would expect an American company to operate. Pretty damned naive I know.
2Y
Nov 11, 2015 3:29 PM
That's exactly what it was, your description is better than mine. The post detached from the band. It was gift from my wife and it's out of warranty. She has the receipt though. The local shops both told me the parts are unique to Oakley.

I believe that part is attached like a rivet, meaning it's not screwed in. It would take a press most likley to repair it.

What I can say is that both things I was afraid of after reading a few posts on different forums came true. The battery apparently died on the way to the repair facility and you won't see your watch for several months.

I have requested my parts to be returned. I also did not lose the post, it was still in the clasp.



2Y
Nov 10, 2015 8:19 PM
lol I still don't have it. I thought when they called with the estimate I would have my watch shortly. No dice. About a month ago I stopped looking down to see of was on my arm.

Had I known this would be the case maybe I would have only worn it out on the weekends or something. I thought I was always careful but still had this problem. So bummed...

2Y
Sep 19, 2015 3:47 AM
It's a 61 Impala Bt that I drove in High School. I've kept it for the last 25 years and am putting back together the way that I couldnt in high school. 409, posi, 4 sp. My dad and I put a 350/th350 in it way back when. It's slow going with kids and work but its moving along.
2Y
Sep 18, 2015 9:39 PM
Thanks, I have to ask, what is that in the background? Work I presume but what?
2Y
Sep 18, 2015 8:31 PM
Hello all, i thought I would drop a line regarding the repair cost of my Minute Machine through Oakley. I spent some time searching the internet as well as driving around town to watch shops looking for someone local to repair my band. No luck.

Anyway, the pin that holds the clasp closed came out. The repair is over $300. I believe they said the battery died as well so they replaced it too. I absolutely think that is expensive but I love the watch and didn't hesitate pulling the trigger on the repair. Since Oakley couldn't give an estimate without having it in their possession maybe this will help someone with a similar problem.
2Y
Sep 18, 2015 8:23 PM
Hello, i've been an Oakley customer for a long time mostly sunglasses. A few years ago i saw the rolling O at a National event (NHRA) and fell in love with the Minute Machine. My wife surprised me with is for our 15th anniversay.
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