Mechanical Watch - Repair places?

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  1. Consultant macrumors G5

    Consultant

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    Anyone know where is a good place to get a wrist watch repaired? More specifically a Rolex.

    Got it from my dad and dropped it years ago, cracked the glass, just remember I had it. Yes I know it's going to cost more than $500 for that...
     
  2. scotthayes macrumors 68000

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    Any Rolex dealer would be able to arrange repair for you, but as you said it will cost a lot of money. But for a quality watch it is worth it.
     
  3. Gray-Wolf macrumors 68030

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    You can also try independent Jewelers, some of the older ones still repair watches.
     
  4. 4JNA macrumors 68000

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    agree with the dealer repair, as this would help retain the value as well as fix the problem. my dad had a similar repair done on my grandfathers a few years back, and came out looking good as new.

    off topic a bit, i couldn't help but think of Alice in Wonderland and the mad watch bit when i saw the tread title...:eek:
     
  5. Consultant thread starter macrumors G5

    Consultant

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    Thanks guys. Will get a quote from a dealer. I think they send it all back to rolex anyway.


    I hope they don't do what the mad hatter did. Well, if it's insured it's another story...
     
  6. RainForRent macrumors 6502

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    Yep, I'd recommend sending it out to Rolex. Not only will they fix the glass, you can get the band, face and internals cleaned as well, and get it running like new. I had an old Hamilton pocket watch passed down from Grandpa, and it's definitely worth the money to keep these old watches running.
     

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