Discussion in 'mobiles, tablets and wearable tech' started by weltweit, Mar 30, 2013.
I was planning on going on manoeuvres.
I've finally got myself a watchstrap that feels up to the job - the extra bit of strap keeps the watch off your arm as well as eliminating the chance of losing the whole thing if one pin pops. one could conceivably glue the watch to the strap for extra security.
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A disc which attaches to the bottom of any watch and turns it into a smart watch, sort of. Interesting technology but doesn't appeal.
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Not a bad idea but like you, I don't find it appealing.
I must have about 15 Nato straps for the Speedy and Padi Turtle.
Noticed that after 6 months or so, some of the cheaper ones start unravelling on the ends...
I bought this the other week - goes well with divers/ sports watches.
I am a sad sack, had this for a while but just dug it out - birth year oyster- all original - even down to the battered riveted bracelet - now stripped, serviced and sealed.
Can anyone recommend someone who services watches?
The last couple of times I've used a friend of a friend who was a retired IWC tech to service my Seamaster. For £120 cash he gave it a service, reseal and a light polish, which was a bargain given that Omega now want to charge me over £250.
Unfortunately the old chap died last year and I'd rather pay an independent or someone like him than one of the biggies.
Any help gratefully received.
I had my Seamaster strap altered by this chap, very good. I'll be using him in the future if I need anything: The Watch Service Centre
There's another watch shop right opposite that's supposed to be OK too Antique Watch Company - Farringdon - London
I used this fellow : 70s Watches
deals with more old stuff and takes his time ( c, 2 weeks) but supplies a full photo record of everything if you want - its rather interesting seeing the guts of your watch taken apart. he resealed and serviced my old Oyster and I forgot I had it on when I went snorkelling - but he sorted it well enough to be waterproof again. Not worth going to main dealer really
Cheers. Emailed the first and left a message for the second.
How much did he charge for the Rolex service not-bono-ever ?
a ton or so + parts IIRC - think its 120 or something for later automatics.ETA he also dropped it off at my workplace on his motorbike when it was sorted
Yeah, that's what I'm after. Is he in London?
He just emailed me back. £350 + parts.
fucking hell. that's a bit saucy. I think the 70s Rolexes are very simple mechanics- yours must be silly complex.
No, I think he thinks it's something more tasty/complex than it actually is. We're in touch. Just sent him pictures.
Yes. He thought it was a different model with complications. He's doing the full strip down and service for £130 + parts, plus £40 to refurb the case and bracelet. I'm happy with that. Cheers, NBE.
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Duncan is the man.
Cheers but that price list puts a service for my Seamaster at £225 without the polish, which isn't bad compared to Omega prices, tbf.
NBE's bloke is exactly what I was looking for though. Thanks anyway.
Cheers for this not-bono-ever. I got my Seamaster back from him yesterday and he's done a great job with a full pictorial history of the stripdown which was pretty cool because I've never seen the inside of my watch before.
He took his time about it (almost a month) but I'm well pleased.
had forgotten all about this. Yes, the pictorial breakdown is great - he showed me a couple of wear issues on the internal bits that he sorted out - not expensive at all, but for an old watch, they should be replaced. He also cleaned the entire case- which was thick in places with decades of hidden skin and dirt gunge( urgh).. He did a proper job of stripping, cleaning and resealing.
I'm paying a lot more than that for my quartz Seamaster....turns out the old battery leaked There were a couple of places in Hatton Garden that seamed reasonable for a battery and pressure test....lots of highstreet jewellers won't do the pressure test.
looks like i have a Doxa aquaman inbound- these are a bit strange - quartz diver lite watches produced by Doxa only for the former EBlock market- you can only get them in Romania and Bulgaria I think. cheap and chunky for expeditions.
They look okay, unsure about the teeth in black.
My cheapo Casio digital's batteries apparently last for 5 years.
Unfortunately the strap failed after about 1.5 years.
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