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Collectible Watches Australia Servicing Prices

Postby jason_recliner » August 27th 2015, 2:49pm

PRICING OF BASIC SERVICING

3 Hander (e.g. 2824): AUD$200

Chronograph (e.g. 7750): AUD$420

Basic service includes:

- Cleaning, lubrication and regulation of movement

- Replacement of up to two gaskets (standard gasket dimensions only)

2-4 week typical turnaround.
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Re: Collectible Watches Australia Servicing Prices

Postby conjurer » August 27th 2015, 3:15pm

howe Muche dooz it Cosst two Serface a Quarts wartch??

i Half a sudawqua Naimer EYE EYE EYE with a Kris ISA movemant in It that don't Knott werk anymorre.
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Postby foghorn » August 27th 2015, 3:16pm

Are your technicians Swiss trained? Or Bogan trained?
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Postby biglove » August 27th 2015, 3:36pm

AUD$200. Isn't that like USD$12?
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Re: Collectible Watches Australia Servicing Prices

Postby jason_recliner » August 27th 2015, 3:52pm

conjurer wrote:howe Muche dooz it Cosst two Serface a Quarts wartch??

i Half a sudawqua Naimer EYE EYE EYE with a Kris ISA movemant in It that don't Knott werk anymorre.


$50. Send me the Nvicta, plus $50, and we'll dispose of it for you.











But seriously, we can service vintage quartz and higher end modern quartz - I.e. jewelled movements that were designed to be serviced - and prices would be similar to those quoted above, probably a bit less. Having said that, something like a Twin Quartz requires a fair bit of work, so the discount is probably not that substantial.
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Postby jason_recliner » August 27th 2015, 3:53pm

foghorn wrote:Are your technicians Swiss trained? Or Bogan trained?


Bogan trained. We drink cheap German beer together in his studio in the evenings.
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Re: Collectible Watches Australia Servicing Prices

Postby jason_recliner » August 27th 2015, 4:02pm

biglove wrote:AUD$200. Isn't that like USD$12?


Indeed it is. And falling by the day, pretty much. So I think that makes our prices pretty competitive for U.S.A. customers.

Our turnaround time is also competitive. The guys that everybody on the forums recommend almost by default are, generally, very good - with a couple of notable exceptions - but often their turnaround times extend into the months. My watchmaker, while not working exclusively for CWA, has committed to prioritising CWA jobs where necessary to meet this timeframe. At a pinch, I have a second, excellent, watchmaker I use but he is more expensive, so I would take a bit of a hit.
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Postby kevco » August 27th 2015, 6:50pm

My watch guy here in Tulsa OK still charges just $75.00 to service a manual, $100.00 for a 3 hand auto. He usually throws in a nice case polish. About a four week wait time.
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Re: Collectible Watches Australia Servicing Prices

Postby tiktok » August 27th 2015, 6:57pm

In New York I get ten business day turnaround on a three hander.
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Postby jason_recliner » August 27th 2015, 8:03pm

$100 is cheap!
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Postby tiktok » August 27th 2015, 8:46pm

When I lived in Seattle I met a guy working at a watch kiosk in a mall who was in the watch technology program at Seattle Community College. This is a great school.
https://northseattle.edu/certificates/watch-technology-certificate He was in his second year and overhauled half a dozen watches including several complications for me for free. That was the good life. He now works for Rolex.
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Postby jason_recliner » August 27th 2015, 9:27pm

My watchmaker is bogan trained - some guy wearing Oakleys told him how to do it over the course of a marathon Bundy and Coke binge at the local RSL.
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Re: Collectible Watches Australia Servicing Prices

Postby hcharles » August 27th 2015, 9:45pm

My watch guy in Everett, WA charges $180 for an automatic or slightly over $100 for quartz.
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Re: Collectible Watches Australia Servicing Prices

Postby jason_recliner » August 27th 2015, 10:02pm

hcharles wrote:My watch guy in Everett, WA charges $180 for an automatic or slightly over $100 for quartz.


Yep. And AUD200 is currently US$143.
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Re: Collectible Watches Australia Servicing Prices

Postby conjurer » August 27th 2015, 10:22pm

jason_recliner wrote:
hcharles wrote:My watch guy in Everett, WA charges $180 for an automatic or slightly over $100 for quartz.


Yep. And AUD200 is currently US$143.


You should have said this at the beginning! You realize most of us are 'Muricans, and we don't like taking the effort of going to Google and opening up a currency converter!
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Re: Collectible Watches Australia Servicing Prices

Postby jason_recliner » August 28th 2015, 1:58am

conjurer wrote:
jason_recliner wrote:
hcharles wrote:My watch guy in Everett, WA charges $180 for an automatic or slightly over $100 for quartz.


Yep. And AUD200 is currently US$143.


You should have said this at the beginning! You realize most of us are 'Muricans, and we don't like taking the effort of going to Google and opening up a currency converter!


jason_recliner wrote:
3 Hander (e.g. 2824): AUD$200

Chronograph (e.g. 7750): AUD$420



Take THAT Yankee vermin scum potential valued customer.

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Re: Collectible Watches Australia Servicing Prices

Postby biglove » August 28th 2015, 3:47am

$143 is a helluva' sweet price!
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Re: Collectible Watches Australia Servicing Prices

Postby codguy » August 28th 2015, 4:54am

tiktok wrote:the watch technology program at Seattle Community College. This is a great school.
https://northseattle.edu/certificates/watch-technology-certificate He now works for Rolex.


It is the gateway for Rolex employment. Two "watchmakers" that did my servicings at Ben Bridge are graduates of that course and both moved on to the Rolex Repair Center.

I need to find another place for servicing (and one that doesn't require shipping the wartch to Australia).
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