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Vendors [message #7891] Sat, 11 March 2017 21:27 Go to next message
Timeticker is currently offline  Timeticker
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Gruenites,

Who else in the world of watchdom does dial refinishing other than International? I cannot take the excuses any longer!

Tomas


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Re: Vendors [message #7892 is a reply to message #7891] Sun, 12 March 2017 01:29 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Well there is this thread to gain some insight...
http://forums.watchuseek.com/f11/dial-restoration-whos-best- 255833-2.html

I've a Gruen dial that I am contemplating sending to Kirk Rich in California...
http://www.krdial.com/
Only problem is that they were a pain to deal with on the only other dial that I've sent them. Others have said good things...


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Re: Vendors [message #7898 is a reply to message #7892] Sun, 12 March 2017 20:09 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Jack,

Only problem is that they were a pain to deal with on the only other dial that I've sent them. Others have said good things...
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What type of pain are we referring to, here?

Tomas


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Re: Vendors [message #7901 is a reply to message #7898] Mon, 13 March 2017 03:44 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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They didn't do a good job. When I complained they told me that they didn't have an exact match to the dial print I want... they substituted without asking me and then wouldn't refund my money but offered me a credit towards my next redialing. I've not used them since. However, others have said they do well with early Gruen and Curvex dials. I have one of those... and International does not do well with those types of dials... Don't get me wrong on ID... They did a phenomenal job on the two Hamilton dials; the Square was done like new.

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Re: Vendors [message #7914 is a reply to message #7901] Tue, 14 March 2017 22:22 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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No, they have done some nice work in the past. My issue is that I have 2 dials there for 2 months, and I keep getting the old "soft shoe" shuffle. One excuse after another. The problem is, is that I now have my own money tied up in these dials, which in return, clogs up my return investment from other customers.

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Re: Vendors [message #18358 is a reply to message #7914] Tue, 30 May 2023 20:29 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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A peek into Kirk’s work:

https://www.youtube.com/@kirkrichdial


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Re: Vendors [message #18373 is a reply to message #18358] Thu, 08 June 2023 19:05 Go to previous message
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Have used them and have been very happy.
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