Menswear: Which watch?


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jeg
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2204 posts since 12/12/01

15 Feb 2017 13:09
TROYBOY wrote: How much are services? picking up my Airking first week of march and slightly worried about the costs Ive seen bandied about regarding the servicing costs….

My ExplorerII full service was £358.33 plus VAT, also had a new crown and glass so was nearer £600 when all done.
Came back like a brand new watch
APROO
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415 posts since 16/7/11

15 Feb 2017 13:14
Only got to service every 10 years, £50-£60 a year running cost is nothing.
MoB
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36121 posts since 31/8/04

15 Feb 2017 13:57
jeg wrote: My ExplorerII full service was £358.33 plus VAT, also had a new crown and glass so was nearer £600 when all done.
Came back like a brand new watch

Same with my Seadweller, came in at just over £600
wembly
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94 posts since 15/1/13

15 Feb 2017 16:43
are we talking about the new AK?

depends on where you gonna give it a service -> Rolex or a qualified watch maker where you have direct contact to the person who check the watch

my 5513 is from '78 and if the case back is og (which I believe) this is the first full service for the watch and will me cost about £850 with a 2 year warranty from rolex (service is not made by rolex)
sodomgomorra
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709 posts since 24/3/14

15 Feb 2017 16:45
Same for my Jaeger but it holds out a max of 3 years and then it's already running a bit too rough for comfort.The thing is a money pit. Evidenza got it's first overdue service but that only came out at £200 and a bit.

Anyone here had anything done about Radium dials? Watch has been sitting with cracked glass (annual event) and the radium part of it has turned slightly brown. Major letdown in the looks department. I now also have cancer. It's going to be pricey ain't it?
MLI
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3348 posts since 6/10/09

16 Feb 2017 07:57
wembly wrote: are we talking about the new AK?

depends on where you gonna give it a service -> Rolex or a qualified watch maker where you have direct contact to the person who check the watch

my 5513 is from '78 and if the case back is og (which I believe) this is the first full service for the watch and will me cost about £850 with a 2 year warranty from rolex (service is not made by rolex)

oooooh, nice watch man. You do realise when Rolex service it they will replace old for new without asking you. ie that beautiful worn bezel will be replaced by a brand new one. It will come back pristine, with super smoooth operation that should last 10 years but any parts that are worn or even slightly scratched will be replaced. You pay more for service with Rolex than you used to but the level of service is the best. If you want to just service the movement better to go with a well reviewed independent.
themistake
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10228 posts since 20/2/06

16 Feb 2017 10:02
no mate they ask you, and then they charge you extra.
And you get a 2 year warrantee, so hardly lasting for 10 years is it?
Plus didnt you advise people on here to get your own cleaning solutions/polish and service a Rolex yourself?
my last service for a sub at rolex was…
£358 standard. (6 weeks service time)
bezel insert - £31.08
glass replacement - £64.86
Crown replacement £43.24

all plus VAT.
TROYBOY
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176 posts since 28/2/12

16 Feb 2017 13:14
The new AirKing, 2016.
Seems like prices can vary Isuppose but if its every 8-10 years I wont mind stumping up seeing as Im planning on keeping the bugger long term
Dee
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10476 posts since 22/11/07

16 Feb 2017 13:57
are they nearly 5K?
HiFi
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1011 posts since 17/7/06

16 Feb 2017 15:58
Just bought a Milgauss but want to keep it lookin' box freash. Is there such a thing as polishing it too much? something to do with edges or patina or some chet??
Superprecise
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1878 posts since 16/7/11

16 Feb 2017 17:32
a) you won't be able to avoid microscopic scratches on the shinier parts
b) you won't need or want to bother once you get over it
c) polishing it regularly with anything more than a microfibre cloth is a bad idea in the long run

Maybe just leave it in the box?
wembly
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94 posts since 15/1/13

16 Feb 2017 17:46
just send it in for a service if you see a remarkable time difference. my 16610 N series from '91 had a first service 10 years ago and it still running smooth (of course not perfectly but very acceptable)

@MLI: i've sent it to an watch maker that has three speciliast for vintage rolex and they just give a service to the caliber, change the sealing and glue the hands - no polishing or anything that would destroy the case patina

@themistake: it might be that they give an eye for your wishes but they change the crown etc. with every service to garanty you the waterproofness. in fact they change every single piece that might be damaged or isn't rolex look alike. so your inlay has a scratch = they will change it if you want or if you don't

@HiFi: yes you can over polish a case or watch. it's more important to vintage watches because the sratches that are annoying for most of the watch guys are the history of a watch for the collectors.


can you see the difference at the case lugs between those two?



lhs is way to much polished and rhs still has the sharp edges which I would looking for

TROYBOY
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176 posts since 28/2/12

16 Feb 2017 22:14
Dee wrote: are they nearly 5K?

Think so, 4.5ish
MLI
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3348 posts since 6/10/09

17 Feb 2017 07:12
themistake wrote: no mate they ask you, and then they charge you extra.
And you get a 2 year warrantee, so hardly lasting for 10 years is it?
Plus didnt you advise people on here to get your own cleaning solutions/polish and service a Rolex yourself?
my last service for a sub at rolex was…
£358 standard. (6 weeks service time)
bezel insert - £31.08
glass replacement - £64.86
Crown replacement £43.24

all plus VAT.

Oooh looks like you made a mistake.

That's two people who know more than you in this thread.
MLI
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3348 posts since 6/10/09

17 Feb 2017 07:16

themistake wrote: And you get a 2 year warrantee, so hardly lasting for 10 years is it?

I have it on good authority that with the quality of Rolex official servicing it isn't uncommon for a service to last 10 years.. (yeah, yeah it's only guaranteed for 2)
themistake
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10228 posts since 20/2/06

17 Feb 2017 09:57
This is brilliant, so I should take a smashed up Rolex in for service and just ask for the mechanics to be serviced and then I'll receive a brand new case, strap, glass, bezel all for free?

Awesome. Cheers for the tip.


Also in all seriousness, my watch is losing an unacceptable amount of time, has anyone ever used that warrenty?
Don't they say acceptable time loss is 6 seconds a day?
wembly
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94 posts since 15/1/13

posted 17 Feb 2017 09:58, edited 17 Feb 2017 09:58
todays choice

they would change the tritium dial at a rolex service for a LM dial without asking me
http://i1286.photobucket.com/albums/a614/wembly12587/fullsizeoutput_788_zpsakshyvgd.jpeg
nothingelseworked
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2805 posts since 21/2/10

5 Mar 2017 21:22
Got a small crack on my Junghans Max Bill face that def won't buff out and want to get it replaced, any suggestions on best place to get it done?
Superprecise
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1878 posts since 16/7/11

5 Mar 2017 22:33
Alsal Watches on the Strand, without question. I bet they'd sort it for less than a ton.
Dee
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10476 posts since 22/11/07

6 Mar 2017 06:56
Sub stil looks Cool