Quartz SMP battery ?

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Quartz SMP battery ?

Post by Alex r » Mon Nov 04, 2019 10:16 pm

My seamaster has just started with the low battery hand sweep and is going to needed changing. The crown has never clicked since I bought the watch and I have learnt to deal with it. This has not effected the water resistant as have been swimming and diving with no I'll effects.
Has any one used watch lab ? And would they look at the crown on a battery and reseal. Or would it be an expensive service.
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Post by Andyshall » Mon Nov 04, 2019 11:02 pm

I have just sent my daughter's SMP to Swiss time services for a battery change which seems to be £75 from the website. I used them previously for a full service on a vintage Seamaster and I was very impressed by the communication and quality of the work. They have already confirmed that the watch has arrived and if you are not in a rush I can let you know how that pans out.
https://swisstimeservices.co.uk
I have not used Watch Lab but I did go into the York branch not long after it opened to enquirer if I could buy some spring bars from them and the two lads seemed particularly unhelpful and not that knowledgeable. It could have been a one off I suppose.

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Re: Quartz SMP battery ?

Post by Alex r » Mon Nov 04, 2019 11:18 pm

Thanks Andy
Will have a look at Swiss time thanks for the link. Have been passed watch lab quite a bit but have never been in , not seen many customers in there either And reviews seem to be mixed.

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Re: Quartz SMP battery ?

Post by Bahnstormer_vRS » Tue Nov 05, 2019 12:34 am

Someone else to check out Alex are David Carpenter in Tunbridge Wells.

They are accredited service agents for Omega, TAG and others.

I used them for a battery change including pressure test, on three of my quartz watches back in July. They were very reasonably priced and turned them around in pretty good order.

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Re: Quartz SMP battery ?

Post by PaulJS » Tue Nov 05, 2019 11:06 am

Have used http://www.swisswatchworkshop.co.uk/ for a battery replacement on a Tag. £80 including a pressure test and excellent service / communication from Ernest.

Also Omega specialists ( among other top brands ) so would be able to address the other issues, no doubt much more cost effectively than Omega.

Just e-mail them with your requirements and go from there if it suits.

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