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Originally posted by Rob_Sutherland:
Finally received the quote for fixing my JLC Reverso (it’s a duotime and the pusher for changing the hours on one of the faces broke plus it needed a regular service). They had to send it to the factory in Switzerland for the quote which took 7 weeks. They expect it to be ready in 14-20 weeks… To make matters worse, I had to sit down when they gave me the quote.

Oh the joys…


Sent it in in June, got the quote at the beginning of July and finally picked it up yesterday... The guy at the shop apologized saying they're really busy and people are waiting up to 8-10 weeks, I reminded him that it was over 22 weeks for me...

$1,650 later and I have my watch back. It looks brand new but for that money you would think it would have come back in at least a felt roll if not some sort of box and not the padded paper envelop it got it in.
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Originally posted by Rob_Sutherland:
[QUOTE]Originally posted by DoktaP:
Rob, I have a guy.........


Good to know. Do you have my email?

My wife's Panerai is acting up again (it's amazing it never did when I owned it...) and my Heuer Daytona needs to get serviced as well.[/QU



What's the matter.... Just bought one a few months ago!
Marcb7 - Nothing major, just doesn't keep great time. I think she bangs it a lot which is never great for a watch. Thankfully most Panerais use a pretty basic ETA movement which is easy and cheap(ish) to work on... They might be really nicely finished but the movement is the exact same one that all the fakes use as well!

Now the JLP and Heuer movements are much more complicated and delicate. My Heuer Daytona is a pain in the arse. That caliber 12 movement is cool but finicky...
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Originally posted by Purple Teeth:
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Originally posted by Rothko:
I too am contemplating getting a watch winder, and I am wondering whether it makes sense to buy an expensive one (such as Orbita) or not.


I wrestled with the same issue. Not saying I came to the best conclusion, but I buy the $100 jobs and replace when needed. I probably average 24 months between replacements.


I'm in the same boat. Just never found one I love.

Marcb7 and I texted about this before he posted this question. I'm hoping he pulls the trigger on an expensive one that he will test run for me. Wink
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Originally posted by wine+art:
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Originally posted by Purple Teeth:
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Originally posted by Rothko:
I too am contemplating getting a watch winder, and I am wondering whether it makes sense to buy an expensive one (such as Orbita) or not.


I wrestled with the same issue. Not saying I came to the best conclusion, but I buy the $100 jobs and replace when needed. I probably average 24 months between replacements.


I'm in the same boat. Just never found one I love.

Marcb7 and I texted about this before he posted this question. I'm hoping he pulls the trigger on an expensive one that he will test run for me. Wink


I settled on a very functional 4 watch winder sold by Brookstone. About $200, and it has multiple adjustable settings for the winder.
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Originally posted by Wine doc:
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Originally posted by wine+art:
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Originally posted by Purple Teeth:
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Originally posted by Rothko:
I too am contemplating getting a watch winder, and I am wondering whether it makes sense to buy an expensive one (such as Orbita) or not.


I wrestled with the same issue. Not saying I came to the best conclusion, but I buy the $100 jobs and replace when needed. I probably average 24 months between replacements.


I'm in the same boat. Just never found one I love.

Marcb7 and I texted about this before he posted this question. I'm hoping he pulls the trigger on an expensive one that he will test run for me. Wink


I settled on a very functional 4 watch winder sold by Brookstone. About $200, and it has multiple adjustable settings for the winder.


Does it wind in both directions? I have two watches that require this.
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Originally posted by wine+art:
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Originally posted by Wine doc:
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Originally posted by wine+art:
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Originally posted by Purple Teeth:
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Originally posted by Rothko:
I too am contemplating getting a watch winder, and I am wondering whether it makes sense to buy an expensive one (such as Orbita) or not.


I wrestled with the same issue. Not saying I came to the best conclusion, but I buy the $100 jobs and replace when needed. I probably average 24 months between replacements.


I'm in the same boat. Just never found one I love.

Marcb7 and I texted about this before he posted this question. I'm hoping he pulls the trigger on an expensive one that he will test run for me. Wink


I settled on a very functional 4 watch winder sold by Brookstone. About $200, and it has multiple adjustable settings for the winder.


Does it wind in both directions? I have two watches that require this.


Indeed. The adjustability is quite extensive.
http://t.brookstone.com/watch-...yProductList|618009p

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