Got a cool watch? Let's see it.

Discussion in 'Shiny Things' started by Jungle Jim, Jan 22, 2007.

  1. k7

    k7 Ancien cyclist

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    :nod 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
  2. duc

    duc Been here awhile

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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).:evil
  3. k7

    k7 Ancien cyclist

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    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.
  4. ScottDill

    ScottDill TANSTAAFL

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    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...:lol3
  5. Prmurat

    Prmurat Long timer

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    So it is a 68....
  6. Phat

    Phat Banned

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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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  7. Phat

    Phat Banned

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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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  8. Mercury264

    Mercury264 Once you go Triple...

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    :clap
  9. k7

    k7 Ancien cyclist

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    Sorry for you loss....sounds like your mom did a great job.
  10. bmwktmbill

    bmwktmbill Traveler

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  11. falconati

    falconati baller

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    Be careful - keep the patina. A nicely aged watch can be worth more than one that has been restored. Panerai's with unique patina's are "in" right now.
  12. rawdog

    rawdog Been here awhile

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    A very nice sentimental piece. :thumb

    On special occasions I wear a watch which I inherited from my father when he passed away. Always feels good to have it on my wrist...
  13. PPCLI-Jim

    PPCLI-Jim Been here awhile

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    I have a few I have a Elgin 1902 classic pocket watch from my grandfather and his twin brother won as a prize from the Edinburgh Farm Society. My brother has the other. They both have the original bezels and Jewels in them. We got them appraised at Birks and we were told you leave them here and you guys can have the pics of whatever watches we have no problems. My latest find is a St Moritz VS- 1 for 10 $ new just sat around a MEC for too long and they wrote it off. I picked it up at a gear swap .
    :norton
  14. Flood

    Flood F5lood.

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    If the serial number starts with "68", it's probably from 1976, August.
  15. Phat

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    Would replacing the faceted crystal and leaving the rest of the watch alone detract from it's value? BTW....the bracelet is not the original but I'm keeping an eye out for an original.
  16. redsport

    redsport Web Adventurer

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    The value only matters if you plan to sell it. If you are going to keep it (which I would do if I were you) then do whatever you want and enjoy it.
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  17. Phat

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    Thanks redsport. The value is entirely sentimental. Not looking to sell it. I wore that watch for years as a "work watch" and had it snatched off of my wrist on more than one occasion by moving equipment/machinery. Hence the replacement bracelet. As a matter of fact I'd like to be buried with that watch. Now that I've had some feedback I think I'll just wear it as it is and save myself some money:freaky
  18. MikeyT

    MikeyT Krusty Olde Pharteâ„¢

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    I just got htis one in today's mail. It feels like a hockey puck on my wrist. :D

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  19. maalstroom

    maalstroom Ferret Legger

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    Nice Ecozilla!
  20. tslewisz

    tslewisz Long timer

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    I think I want an Ecozilla. If band changes were easier I'd be a step closer.