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Quartz question

Post by UncleDicky » Tue Nov 20, 2018 7:34 pm

evening all,
My wife's Trident C300 38mm blue needs a new battery, it was a new watch in 2016, now I might as well get the seals changed whilst I am at it and then the watch will be going up for sale, this is because she want's an Elliot Brown.

Question -
should I send it back to CW for new seals and battery or will and quality watchmaker be able to do this (we have several very good ones round here)?
I would think that warranty wise it needs to go to C W but I am slightly cautious about this because the turnaround time appears to be about 8-12 weeks at the moment and ideally we'd like to get this shifted this side of Christmas -
If I do get it done locally I will get them to pressure test it and provide the PT certificate.
any ideas?

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Post by Essex Paul » Tue Nov 20, 2018 9:30 pm

If it were me, send to CW. Then all the paperwork will match and 60/60 still intact = higher price.

But if you're in a hurry then you have no choice but to go local. Depends how desperate you are to get rid. :thumbup:

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Re: Quartz question

Post by UncleDicky » Tue Nov 20, 2018 9:48 pm

Thanks Paul, I think I'll take the CW route.
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Re: Quartz question

Post by smegwina » Tue Nov 20, 2018 9:53 pm

UncleDicky wrote:Thanks Paul, I think I'll take the CW route.
Regards
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Probably wise.

The last thing you want if you are planning to sell is for a local jeweller to invalidate the warranty and possibly scratch the case, nip a seal, etc etc.

Particularly as CW charges are blooming reasonable.

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Re: Quartz question

Post by Essex Paul » Tue Nov 20, 2018 9:57 pm

smegwina wrote:
Tue Nov 20, 2018 9:53 pm
UncleDicky wrote:Thanks Paul, I think I'll take the CW route.
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Probably wise.

The last thing you want if you are planning to sell is for a local jeweller to invalidate the warranty and possibly scratch the case, nip a seal, etc etc.

Particularly as CW charges are blooming reasonable.

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Re: Quartz question

Post by Thegreyman » Tue Nov 20, 2018 10:10 pm

I too wouldn't risk anything other than sending it back to CW.
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Re: Quartz question

Post by Bahnstormer_vRS » Tue Nov 20, 2018 10:43 pm

Thegreyman wrote:
Tue Nov 20, 2018 10:10 pm
I too wouldn't risk anything other than sending it back to CW.
Likewise; you know it makes sense. :thumbup:

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Re: Quartz question

Post by nordwulf » Tue Nov 20, 2018 10:49 pm

Opening the watch back and replacing the battery by yourself or a local jeweler does not the void the warranty. This has been discussed before. Sending it to CW and wait 2-3 months is ridiculous..

Buy a case back opener and a $1 battery and do it yourself. It ain't rocket science, people.. It's like replacing the battery in a car or flash light. Or do you send those back to the manufacturer as well? :-k

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Re: Quartz question

Post by smegwina » Tue Nov 20, 2018 10:53 pm

nordwulf wrote:Opening the watch back and replacing the battery by yourself or a local jeweler does not the void the warranty. Sending it to CW and wait 2-3 months is ridiculous..

Buy a case back opener and a $1 battery and do it yourself. It ain't rocket science, people..
No it isn't. But if you want to sell it, and the local jeweller shags up the case back or nips the seal, then is it really worth saving 25 quid on getting CW to do it?

Fine if you are keeping the watch, but if you are selling it, I would get them to do it.

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Re: Quartz question

Post by Thegreyman » Tue Nov 20, 2018 10:54 pm

^^^how can you ensure you re-seal it properly....or are you not bothered about that?
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Re: Quartz question

Post by nordwulf » Tue Nov 20, 2018 10:58 pm

Buy a new seal if you're really concerned about that and do it yourself. Have it pressure-tested locally if you wish.

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Re: Quartz question

Post by Essex Paul » Tue Nov 20, 2018 11:22 pm

nordwulf wrote:
Tue Nov 20, 2018 10:49 pm
Opening the watch back and replacing the battery by yourself or a local jeweler does not the void the warranty. This has been discussed before. Sending it to CW and wait 2-3 months is ridiculous..

Buy a case back opener and a $1 battery and do it yourself. It ain't rocket science, people.. It's like replacing the battery in a car or flash light. Or do you send those back to the manufacturer as well? :-k
Completely misses the OP’s point. :-k

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Re: Quartz question

Post by nordwulf » Tue Nov 20, 2018 11:34 pm

Essex Paul wrote:
Tue Nov 20, 2018 11:22 pm
nordwulf wrote:
Tue Nov 20, 2018 10:49 pm
Opening the watch back and replacing the battery by yourself or a local jeweler does not the void the warranty. This has been discussed before. Sending it to CW and wait 2-3 months is ridiculous..

Buy a case back opener and a $1 battery and do it yourself. It ain't rocket science, people.. It's like replacing the battery in a car or flash light. Or do you send those back to the manufacturer as well? :-k
Completely misses the OP’s point. :-k
How is that? Dicky was concerned about the warranty.

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Re: Quartz question

Post by Essex Paul » Tue Nov 20, 2018 11:43 pm

nordwulf wrote:
Tue Nov 20, 2018 11:34 pm
Essex Paul wrote:
Tue Nov 20, 2018 11:22 pm
nordwulf wrote:
Tue Nov 20, 2018 10:49 pm
Opening the watch back and replacing the battery by yourself or a local jeweler does not the void the warranty. This has been discussed before. Sending it to CW and wait 2-3 months is ridiculous..

Buy a case back opener and a $1 battery and do it yourself. It ain't rocket science, people.. It's like replacing the battery in a car or flash light. Or do you send those back to the manufacturer as well? :-k
Completely misses the OP’s point. :-k
How is that? Dicky was concerned about the warranty.

IF the jeweller or whoever makes a hash of it,
then A) warranty (like anything) is void and B) lessens value as he wants to sell it.

Car battery or torch not the same.
Up to OP course.

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Re: Quartz question

Post by Stone Hall » Wed Nov 21, 2018 4:49 am

You could sell it as-is leaving the decision up to the buyer. That’s option...4? And it’s actually the fastest option you have.

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