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Case for Airflight? [message #1318] Sun, 25 August 2013 00:54 Go to next message
rgloss01 is currently offline  rgloss01
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index.php?t=getfile&id=592&private=0Hello,
My cherished Airflight has recently developed a crack. I'm beside myself as I absolutely love this watch and hope to be able to fix it. Does anyone know of, or have an Airflight case for sale? If not, might you know of any resources (websites, shops, individuals)to try and locate one? I have attached a pic of my Airflight so you can see which style it is.
Any help, insight, direction, etc... would be greatly appreciated.
Thank you so much!!!!!
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Re: Case for Airflight? [message #1320 is a reply to message #1318] Sun, 25 August 2013 21:05 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Jenneke is currently offline  Jenneke
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Hi and welcome! Sad to hear your Gruen cracked. For the later Gruen parts I think Ebay is the best place to start looking.

Did you see another example of an airflight in our Gruen database?


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Re: Case for Airflight? [message #1325 is a reply to message #1320] Mon, 26 August 2013 16:02 Go to previous messageGo to next message
rgloss01 is currently offline  rgloss01
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Thanks Jenneke,
I'll be checking Ebay for sure...and I did see that Airflight in your database, very nice.
thanks again!!!
Re: Case for Airflight? [message #1326 is a reply to message #1325] Mon, 26 August 2013 16:43 Go to previous messageGo to next message
afire is currently offline  afire
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Can you post any pictures showing the crack? Are you sure it's not repairable?
Re: Case for Airflight? [message #1328 is a reply to message #1326] Mon, 26 August 2013 17:23 Go to previous messageGo to next message
JackW is currently offline  JackW
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afire wrote on Mon, 26 August 2013 16:43
Can you post any pictures showing the crack? Are you sure it's not repairable?


Posted on your request for help on the VWF. But basically your case should be repairable. Just need to find someone in your area; look for a jeweler with in-house goldsmiths. Avoid chain-stores that offer repairs as often these are not the best trained people doing the work or the repair is done at a central location where you cannot talk directly with the person doing the repairs.


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Re: Case for Airflight? [message #1365 is a reply to message #1318] Mon, 02 September 2013 11:45 Go to previous message
Habitant is currently offline  Habitant
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Hi there

I'm pretty sure that your case can be repaired, and notice that others have suggested talking to a jeweller about this.

I personally would suggest that you consider a specialist in case repair, and even though I notice you're based in the USA, I would recommend that you contact Peter at RePlateIt in Canada. Sound crazy? Well maybe. But I send him my cases from the UK, where I'm based, because he's actually good at what he does. Plus, I don't think he's expensive. I simply mail the work to him by Airmail, insured, signed for (not expensive), marking the package as 'watch parts for repair and return' and he pays no import duties or taxes. He repeats the process when done, and ditto, no extra charges - and believe me, I've done this a far few times. Not bending or breaking the law, by the way, he's supplying a service only.

In fact, he re-plated my own Airway case!

Hope this helps,
Michael
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