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Old 12-05-2012, 02:57 PM   #5296
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Old 12-05-2012, 04:52 PM   #5297
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Have you started a thread yet for this??

I can do NYC, a range of places in the UK, and Moscow
The thread has been started in "Inmates." I hope I see a wrist shot from you all soon.
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Old 12-05-2012, 06:06 PM   #5298
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I'll see if the watch comes near me on it's tour, I wouldn't mind taking it to work.
We're in the middle of a move, so I could potentially pick it up in S.E. Alaska or northern NV.
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Old 12-06-2012, 03:24 AM   #5299
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Old 12-06-2012, 03:31 AM   #5300
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Today's watch: Seiko Bullhead .... Circa -73??
Coolio.
The definite build year and month are in the first 2 digits of the serial number.
I've got the black/blue one, awaiting service now.
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Old 12-06-2012, 07:39 AM   #5301
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I suspect that's fairly typical for most Rolex owners.
Agree.....I waited ~12 years for my fist service on my sub. It still kept good time, but it was no longer holding a "charge" over night.
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Old 12-06-2012, 09:19 AM   #5302
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Agree.....I waited ~12 years for my fist service on my sub. It still kept good time, but it was no longer holding a "charge" over night.
That would indicate that it's time for a cleaning and a lub job. May I ask - who did the work and what was the approximate cost?

I only had one serviced but I was lucky - there was a older local guy who was Rolex-trained. He actually had his shop affixed to his home and when I visited him, it was like stepping into a high-end repair facility. It was laboratory clean, there were several Rolex watches in-process of being repaired and all manner of equipment and machinery available for him. Clean, organized... impressive.

This location wasn't publicized and he was very security-conscience. I'll guarantee you that almost no one who drove by his house had no idea what it contained. His fee was about $400 for a full service and that was 15 years ago. I seem to recall it was higher to send it to a Rolex repair facility. I'm sure he's passed on by now. :it's a shame
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Old 12-06-2012, 01:18 PM   #5303
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That would indicate that it's time for a cleaning and a lub job. May I ask - who did the work and what was the approximate cost?

I only had one serviced but I was lucky - there was a older local guy who was Rolex-trained. He actually had his shop affixed to his home and when I visited him, it was like stepping into a high-end repair facility. It was laboratory clean, there were several Rolex watches in-process of being repaired and all manner of equipment and machinery available for him. Clean, organized... impressive.

This location wasn't publicized and he was very security-conscience. I'll guarantee you that almost no one who drove by his house had no idea what it contained. His fee was about $400 for a full service and that was 15 years ago. I seem to recall it was higher to send it to a Rolex repair facility. I'm sure he's passed on by now. :it's a shame
In August I had my Sub overhauled (after seven years) by Rolex, for $700. The peace of mind in knowing that the insides would not be cannabalized by a nefarious watchman was worth it. There is a guy like you describe in a town near me, but I just couldn't bring myself to let him work on it, even if he is Rolex trained, to save a couple hundred bucks on my watch (which I plan to wear forever and pass on to my son or grandson).
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Old 12-06-2012, 01:28 PM   #5304
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In August I had my Sub overhauled (after seven years) by Rolex, for $700. The peace of mind in knowing that the insides would not be cannabalized by a nefarious watchman was worth it. There is a guy like you describe in a town near me, but I just couldn't bring myself to let him work on it, even if he is Rolex trained, to save a couple hundred bucks on my watch (which I plan to wear forever and pass on to my son or grandson).
I'm certain that a man who has built his reputation over many years in a city like Phoenix isn't going to risk his reputation and cannibalize a Rolex. He was known as the go-to person for repairs.
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Old 12-06-2012, 01:35 PM   #5305
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That would indicate that it's time for a cleaning and a lub job. May I ask - who did the work and what was the approximate cost?

I only had one serviced but I was lucky - there was a older local guy who was Rolex-trained. He actually had his shop affixed to his home and when I visited him, it was like stepping into a high-end repair facility. It was laboratory clean, there were several Rolex watches in-process of being repaired and all manner of equipment and machinery available for him. Clean, organized... impressive.

This location wasn't publicized and he was very security-conscience. I'll guarantee you that almost no one who drove by his house had no idea what it contained. His fee was about $400 for a full service and that was 15 years ago. I seem to recall it was higher to send it to a Rolex repair facility. I'm sure he's passed on by now. :it's a shame
I dropped it with Rolex of Toronto and let them take care of it. Lube was dried out, there were some adjustments needed and I believe one internal part. I also had them replace the bezel insert, which was scratched. It was almost $700 Canadian, but everything is ridiculously priced up here.....of course they appraised it at $8000 so, I KNOW their prices are out of whack...
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Old 12-06-2012, 03:31 PM   #5306
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Coolio.
The definite build year and month are in the first 2 digits of the serial number.
I've got the black/blue one, awaiting service now.
So it is a 68....
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Old 12-06-2012, 04:25 PM   #5307
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Another Gawdy watch. It's now worth twice what I gave for it.Wish I'd kept it in the box. Not available in the US market.



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Old 12-06-2012, 04:40 PM   #5308
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My first nice watch. I was amazed at the Seiko commercial that showed this watch ticking off the seconds in one second increments. My Mom bought this for me for Christmas of 1975. Single Mom raising three kids. She passed away in March of this year. Gonna get this watch brought back to new condition if it costs me a year of pay.



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Old 12-06-2012, 04:44 PM   #5309
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My first nice watch. I was amazed at the Seiko commercial that showed this watch ticking off the seconds in one second increments. My Mom bought this for me for Christmas of 1975. Single Mom raising three kids. She passed away in March of this year. Gonna get this watch brought back to new condition if it costs me a year of pay.



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Old 12-06-2012, 06:46 PM   #5310
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My first nice watch. I was amazed at the Seiko commercial that showed this watch ticking off the seconds in one second increments. My Mom bought this for me for Christmas of 1975. Single Mom raising three kids. She passed away in March of this year. Gonna get this watch brought back to new condition if it costs me a year of pay.
Sorry for you loss....sounds like your mom did a great job.
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