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Watch repairer needed

Post by Lego » Sat Feb 24, 2018 8:42 pm

A year or so ago I bought a lovely vintage Cauny chrono from one of the members and it's worked perfectly well until recently.

Unfortunately, the date wheel has stopped working and the date is now permanently stuck on the 29th.

Can anyone recommend a watch repairer that could help with this?

If not, at least the date will be right once a month :D

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Re: Watch repairer needed

Post by golfjunky » Sat Feb 24, 2018 10:01 pm

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Post by 0uatiOW » Fri Mar 16, 2018 2:56 pm

Watchguy.co.uk and his former apprentice Mitka.co.uk are both very highly thought of on the Omega forum. Prices aren’t cheap but you can decide whether you think they offer value for money when you see what they can do - their websites show detailed histories of their work. They really respect vintage watches.
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Post by STodd » Fri Mar 16, 2018 9:29 pm

0uatiOW wrote:Watchguy.co.uk and his former apprentice Mitka.co.uk are both very highly thought of on the Omega forum. Prices aren’t cheap but you can decide whether you think they offer value for money when you see what they can do - their websites show detailed histories of their work. They really respect vintage watches.
+1 for Watchguy (Christian) - does good work, and you get pics...see the ones for my King Seiko here, he is really thorough.
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Post by nigelb001 » Sat Mar 17, 2018 12:09 am

+2 for WatchGuy. Did a great job on my Breitling Top Time and my son's old Tissot. You'll have fun getting a slot, but worth it for the fully documented and photographed repair.
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Re: Watch repairer needed

Post by Dancematt » Sat Mar 17, 2018 3:59 pm

Watch guy is good but too expensive for such a watch.

Try Richard Askham, the watch spot.
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Re: Watch repairer needed

Post by 0uatiOW » Sat Mar 17, 2018 4:07 pm

Another post asked a similar question, and some recommendations were made there too:

http://www.christopherwardforum.com/vie ... 63&t=46915

Is there a case for a sticky thread for this kind of request? I’m not sure if I would be able to find this thread again when the time comes that I need it.
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Post by richtel » Fri Jun 15, 2018 2:33 pm

Reviving an old thread, but on the basis of some of the recommendations here I sent my late father's old Camy of 1950s vintage to Richard Askham for service, clean and to replace a broken crystal.

My dad wore this watch every day until his worstening polio-induced wobbles caused him to crack it against a railing in the mid 80's and he wore a cheap Casio from that point on. To have it looking well and beating away strongly once more is a great feeling.

Can't recommend Richard enough, I'm utterly delighted with the service I've received, the communications with Rich and the end result.

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Post by tempusmaximus » Fri Jun 15, 2018 3:43 pm

0uatiOW wrote:Another post asked a similar question, and some recommendations were made there too:

http://www.christopherwardforum.com/vie ... 63&t=46915

Is there a case for a sticky thread for this kind of request? I’m not sure if I would be able to find this thread again when the time comes that I need it.

Here is the best place to post recommendations for services and repairs on watches . :)
(Easier to find)
http://www.christopherwardforum.com/vie ... 78&t=38425
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Post by jkbarnes » Fri Jun 15, 2018 4:41 pm

richtel wrote:Can't recommend Richard enough, I'm utterly delighted with the service I've received, the communications with Rich and the end result.
Youve got to share some pics with us!!
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Re: Watch repairer needed

Post by richtel » Fri Jun 15, 2018 5:29 pm

jkbarnes wrote:
richtel wrote:Can't recommend Richard enough, I'm utterly delighted with the service I've received, the communications with Rich and the end result.
Youve got to share some pics with us!!
Sure- in the Vintage gallery..

http://www.christopherwardforum.com/vie ... 85#p726385

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