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    Accutron Repair?

    Hey,

    I have a 1970? Accutron that is dead. I searched the forums for affordable repairs, and was referred to EasyCGI. That takes me to a web hosting site, EasyCGI. Other sites want several hundred for a repair. Any ideas? I only paid $5.00 for the watch, and it worked for several months. Any ideas for a "reasonablly" priced service? The watch is Cal. 2181, and in beautiful shape.

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    Re: Accutron Repair?

    We demand a shrubbery, no that's wrong, pictures are what we demand

    As for the service, can you give us a Rough local so someone might be able to recommend someone

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    Re: Accutron Repair?

    Here they are!

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    Re: Accutron Repair?

    Nice watch , well worth the effort getting it gong again, sorry no recommendations as it's not my area, nice shrubbery, thanks for the indulgence

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    Re: Accutron Repair?

    I had mine repaired by Bob Piker @ [email protected]. Needless to say, I have yet to find anyone who repairs or services Accutron's that is cheap. He serviced my Astronaut Mark II, and it ran around $250. I'm sure though you may find someone in due time that may be more affordable.


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    Re: Accutron Repair?

    I'll try him. Several members have suggested EasyCGI as a good, inexpensive site. That URL get me to a web hosting company. I'll check out Bob.

    Thanks!
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    Re: Accutron Repair?

    A bit further afield is Paul Wirdnam at Electric Watches here in the UK. In my experience, Paul is great. He's done a few Accutron and Hamiltons for me and he's very good. And I can't speak for him, but I believe his prices are a bit lower than mentioned. In any event, he's worth contacting for comment. If it's humming, then it sort of points to an issue with the drive train (ie, mechanical issues), rather than the electrical side of things. The drive train has a microscopic pinion, famous for falling out of line. No expert, but just relaying my own experience on these.

    Sorry that Canada Post is now so expensive, but on the upside, Royal Mail to return it to you would be around £12, not too bad.

    Hope this helps.
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    Re: Accutron Repair?

    I went with the one you started with, accutrons(dot)com. It seems his site has lapsed. His phone number is 1-248-623-2569.

    Work was of good quality, and the turnaround was decent enough. Price was very reasonable for a service of any watch, let alone something specialized like an Accutron. Communication was slow, but tolerable because I'd seen everyone's comments saying it was slow, if that makes sense.

    Careful with cheap Accutrons that run for a few months. A few others around here can tell you how much of a gateway they can be to full blown Accutron addiction.

    Ended up spending 5x what I bought it for to get it serviced. Worth every penny.
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    Yes stay with the shrubbery if you want to be spared the Accutron hell. I have a few tuning fork watches and movements and all are broken or have problems. One of these days I will have the courage to take em on...
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