General Servicing & Battery Replacement

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Re: General Servicing & Battery Replacement

Post by Essex Paul » Thu Oct 18, 2018 6:30 pm

DISJT wrote:
Wed Oct 25, 2017 9:47 am
My local watch shop charges £4 for a battery.

Id wouldn't send a quartz for a service. There's practically nothing to service.
If like others have said, you want to have it pressure tested then I would but that's only because CW won't supply new seals anyway so you have no choice.
I dont understand. CW wont supply seals?
How do they waterproof and pressure test then?
They use the old seals? Seems odd.

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Re: General Servicing & Battery Replacement

Post by TigerChris » Thu Oct 18, 2018 6:45 pm

Essex Paul wrote:
Thu Oct 18, 2018 6:30 pm
DISJT wrote:
Wed Oct 25, 2017 9:47 am
My local watch shop charges £4 for a battery.

Id wouldn't send a quartz for a service. There's practically nothing to service.
If like others have said, you want to have it pressure tested then I would but that's only because CW won't supply new seals anyway so you have no choice.
I dont understand. CW wont supply seals?
How do they waterproof and pressure test then?
They use the old seals? Seems odd.
Hi Paul. You won't get a reply from Chris as he's been banned. I presume he meant that CW won't supply seals to anyone else and so if you want those doing then you would have to send it to CW (if that makes sense).

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Re: General Servicing & Battery Replacement

Post by Essex Paul » Thu Oct 18, 2018 7:35 pm

TigerChris wrote:
Thu Oct 18, 2018 6:45 pm
Essex Paul wrote:
Thu Oct 18, 2018 6:30 pm
DISJT wrote:
Wed Oct 25, 2017 9:47 am
My local watch shop charges £4 for a battery.

Id wouldn't send a quartz for a service. There's practically nothing to service.
If like others have said, you want to have it pressure tested then I would but that's only because CW won't supply new seals anyway so you have no choice.
I dont understand. CW wont supply seals?
How do they waterproof and pressure test then?
They use the old seals? Seems odd.
Hi Paul. You won't get a reply from Chris as he's been banned. I presume he meant that CW won't supply seals to anyone else and so if you want those doing then you would have to send it to CW (if that makes sense).
Ahhh cheers Chris. Makes absolute sense now. Thanks.
Banned? Crikey. :shock:

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Re: General Servicing & Battery Replacement

Post by Molan » Thu Oct 18, 2018 10:33 pm

I have just asked for a quote on my Bluebird that needs a battery - I’ll keep you posted on price :)
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Re: General Servicing & Battery Replacement

Post by statto » Thu Oct 18, 2018 10:51 pm

Hi Neil, unfortunately I didn't make a note of the screwdriver size when I changed the C7 battery (must do in future) but I agree the retaining screws are very tiny. I have a watchmakers screwdriver set (purchased from Cousins UK) which I find invaluable for any kind of work on watch internals. The smallest flat driver head is 0.5mm and goes up to the largest which is 3mm.

If you are considering buying a set, I would suggest spending as much as you can afford, as the cheap drivers are poorly made and add to the risk of damaging whatever it is you are working on.
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Re: General Servicing & Battery Replacement

Post by monkeymax » Fri Oct 19, 2018 9:06 am

Molan wrote:
Thu Oct 18, 2018 10:33 pm
I have just asked for a quote on my Bluebird that needs a battery - I’ll keep you posted on price :)
Sorry - I could've helped here! I just got my Kingfisher back from a battery a week ago. It cost £22.95 including £7.95 for postage. (So, £15 for the battery change) Unfortunately I wasn't overly happy with the CW service this time compared to previous times, but that's probably not a discussion for here.

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Re: General Servicing & Battery Replacement

Post by Molan » Fri Oct 19, 2018 9:37 am

monkeymax wrote:
Fri Oct 19, 2018 9:06 am
Molan wrote:
Thu Oct 18, 2018 10:33 pm
I have just asked for a quote on my Bluebird that needs a battery - I’ll keep you posted on price :)
Sorry - I could've helped here! I just got my Kingfisher back from a battery a week ago. It cost £22.95 including £7.95 for postage. (So, £15 for the battery change) Unfortunately I wasn't overly happy with the CW service this time compared to previous times, but that's probably not a discussion for here.
£15 quoted for me too. I live close enough to drop off and collect in person so no postage charges.
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Re: General Servicing & Battery Replacement

Post by MiniMpi » Fri Jan 25, 2019 11:46 am

Sent off Louise's W11 Amelia for it's first battery replacement to CW on the 15th of January.
Back today exactly 10 days later as they quoted :clap:
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Re: General Servicing & Battery Replacement

Post by Thermexman » Fri Jan 25, 2019 12:14 pm

^^^Excellent service Ferg.
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Re: General Servicing & Battery Replacement

Post by Bahnstormer_vRS » Fri Jan 25, 2019 12:28 pm

CW received my W7 BBMF yesterday for a battery change.

Be interesting to compare timing.

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Re: General Servicing & Battery Replacement

Post by MiniMpi » Fri Jan 25, 2019 2:02 pm

It was actually 9 days really as it arrived at my forwarding address yesterday.
So I would assume a similar time frame for you Guy.
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