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Re: Honor Thy Father [message #3880 is a reply to message #3873] Fri, 20 June 2014 16:12 Go to previous messageGo to previous message
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MikeTheWatchGuy wrote on Tue, 17 June 2014 05:23
I'm not surprised by the jewelers response. Many retail jewelers simply don't want to work on vintage watches. There's no money in them and the chances of problems are higher than cleaning or repairing a high end watch. So it may not be ignorance on their part but rather a nice-ish way of saying "move along please".


It is not always unwillingness. For the more complicated repairs I use a watchmaker (close to my home in Switzerland) that is very skilled and is even willing to do partial repairs for me like replacing a balance staff with the parts I supply him.

He knew I was very "skilled" finding parts through the web and he recently contacted me if I could find him parts of a Longines 7.48 for a job he was working on, which I did. He is not the type of person that is surfing the net every day and he simply doesn't have the knowledge of the parts resource that can be found on the Internet. So there are still cases of ignorance belief it or not Laughing
 
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