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    Default Automatic Watch Servicing

    Didn't want to bump a thread from 2014.

    I was not wearing my Hamilton for a while, and since I went back to wearing it I've noticed it's not as accurate as it used to be...is Joe formerly from sears still around somewhere? anyone have anywhere else that they go to get automatic watches serviced?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Go4Long View Post
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    Didn't want to bump a thread from 2014.

    I was not wearing my Hamilton for a while, and since I went back to wearing it I've noticed it's not as accurate as it used to be...is Joe formerly from sears still around somewhere? anyone have anywhere else that they go to get automatic watches serviced?
    Kong @ Kongs watch repair in china town my go to
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    Quote Originally Posted by bourge73 View Post
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    Kong @ Kongs watch repair in china town my go to
    X2... Kong is my guy too
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    I just give 'em to Justin @ Gem

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    Quote Originally Posted by tirebob View Post
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    X2... Kong is my guy too

    X3 Same

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    Quote Originally Posted by flipstah View Post
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    X3 Same
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    but also by how much is it innacurate?
    if +/-30s or less, let it run for a month or two to see how it performs

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    X5....Another one for Kong

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    Quote Originally Posted by Go4Long View Post
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    Didn't want to bump a thread from 2014.

    I was not wearing my Hamilton for a while, and since I went back to wearing it I've noticed it's not as accurate as it used to be...is Joe formerly from sears still around somewhere? anyone have anywhere else that they go to get automatic watches serviced?
    They closed the sears and the watch store. Last time I was there right before they closed, they told me there were moving to their own location somewhere on macleod trail, but I can't remember where. I'll see if I can find the busines card for you when I get home.
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    Yeah well I wonder how they get the soft flowing caramel inside the Caramilk bar but you don't see me making a god damn thread about it. Slap your wife Baygirl, straighten him out.

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    I've had good service from both Kongs and City Time Watch
    The guy at City Time Watch seemed to be more equipped so if you have a dive watch I would probably prefer going to City Time

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    I couldn't find the card @OP, sorry. I looked and I only have Joe's old Sears number, so not sure where he went to now.

    Where is this Kong's place as I'll need a watchmaker sooner or later.....right now I've been brining my stuff to JVair for service.
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    Yeah well I wonder how they get the soft flowing caramel inside the Caramilk bar but you don't see me making a god damn thread about it. Slap your wife Baygirl, straighten him out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BokCh0y View Post
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    I couldn't find the card @OP, sorry. I looked and I only have Joe's old Sears number, so not sure where he went to now.

    Where is this Kong's place as I'll need a watchmaker sooner or later.....right now I've been brining my stuff to JVair for service.
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    To totally piggyback on this:
    For those who've had to send a watch off for service, how do you package it?

    I've got a citizen eco-drive that's decided it just doesn't want to work anymore, only a year old so well within warranty. Citizen says that the packaging it arrives it will be discarded, so my original plan of sending it in it's box I received it in seems questionable. Should I strip out the packaging and send it in the box anyways, and hope for a like box in return, or is there a better way to mail it? I just don't want it damaged obviously, but not sure how to do that outside of a roll of bubble tape and a mailing envelope.

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    Quote Originally Posted by colsankey View Post
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    To totally piggyback on this:
    For those who've had to send a watch off for service, how do you package it?

    I've got a citizen eco-drive that's decided it just doesn't want to work anymore, only a year old so well within warranty. Citizen says that the packaging it arrives it will be discarded, so my original plan of sending it in it's box I received it in seems questionable. Should I strip out the packaging and send it in the box anyways, and hope for a like box in return, or is there a better way to mail it? I just don't want it damaged obviously, but not sure how to do that outside of a roll of bubble tape and a mailing envelope.
    I just send it in those canada post envelops with the bubble wrap on the inside, sent in a Seiko for warranty like this. They sent it back bubble wrapped in a bubble wrap envelop

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    How often should you have them serviced?
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    Would you guys rely on Kong for expensive watches as well? Or more of a guy to do entry level stuff?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JDC™ View Post
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    Would you guys rely on Kong for expensive watches as well? Or more of a guy to do entry level stuff?
    Go to City Time, I find he's a little better for the higher end stuff. He'll be straight up about what he can and cannot do

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    Thansk dude @ flipstah
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    Yeah well I wonder how they get the soft flowing caramel inside the Caramilk bar but you don't see me making a god damn thread about it. Slap your wife Baygirl, straighten him out.

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    Go4long, for your Hamilton I'd strongly consider having Swatch Group complete the work. Guarantee of original parts, plus one year of warranty on the repair. They'll replace all seals, stem and crown as well as chrono pushers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JRSC00LUDE View Post
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    How often should you have them serviced?
    It depends on the model of watch and manufacturer. The general trend seems to be that manufacturers are increasing the recommended service interval. For example, Rolex used to say every five years, they’ve now changed this to five to ten years, along with increasing the factory warranty from two years to five years. Practically speaking, a lot of folks push this further still and apply the “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” mentality... but I don’t recommend this, at least with certain, more delicate, movements (I paid the iron price on a JLC, a number of years ago).

    If you did want to go with a general rule for most mechanical watches, I’d say it’s every five to six years for higher maintenance pieces, and double that for something more robust.

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    I'll give City Time a look. Otherwise, anyone have recommendations for local servicing of a Sinn watch (with the cooper sulfate capsule)?

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