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    $1300 to repair a watch button, too expensive?

    Hi

    I've got a Daniel JeanRichard 25020 watch long time ago and here is the link


    Daniel Jean Richard Watches CHRONOSCOPE 25020 Watchbox Knokke Antwerp


    A pusher button is missing, and the company's repair centre said it would cost $1300 to repair as it includes a mandatory $1100 service (and $200 for the pusher). They said the service includes lubrication, mechanism adjustment, timing regulation, testings. I must purchase the full service even if I only want the button fixed. Do you think it worth it to repair?

    It is in Australian dollar, about x0.93 US dollar


    The service fee is quite expensive, do you think I can find someone else to repair it?


    Thank you!

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    Re: $1300 to repair a watch button, too expensive?

    I think so, It's an ETA mvmt. Every watch repairman in the Western World trained on ETA,only problem might be in the pusher....
    But, that could be an off the shelf part too....Check with some local watchmakers, not jewelery stores.... watchmakers, they are not the same.
    Good luck, let us know what happens.
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    Re: $1300 to repair a watch button, too expensive?

    Find a local watchmaker.

    (BTW, the term "watchmaker" as LBF uses it above, and as has become the accepted meaning, refers to a watch repair person, not some elderly artisan in the Jura mountains who fashions watches by hand on his little workbench. Someone who specializes in watch repair is the ticket. If you take it to a jewelry store, they'll probably just outsource the repair, or even worse, send it to the manufacturer's service center, and then you're back where you started.)
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    Re: $1300 to repair a watch button, too expensive?

    Quote Originally Posted by little big feather View Post
    I think so, It's an ETA mvmt. Every watch repairman in the Western World trained on ETA,only problem might be in the pusher....
    But, that could be an off the shelf part too....Check with some local watchmakers, not jewelery stores.... watchmakers, they are not the same.
    Good luck, let us know what happens.
    Exactly what LBF said.

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    Re: $1300 to repair a watch button, too expensive?

    Given that you can buy an unworn one for less than that, I would say no.

    JeanRichard Chronoscope for $.1,186 for sale from a Seller on Chrono24
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    Re: $1300 to repair a watch button, too expensive?

    there's no way that's reasonable. Welcome to the forum.
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    Re: $1300 to repair a watch button, too expensive?

    1100 for service is ridiculous even by Rolex standards. There is no way it should cost that much or even half that IMO. If this is Jean Richard themselves who are giving you this quote, this is really bad PR for them, thanks for calling them out on this.

    Look elsewhere, you should be able to find a decent local watch service place that can do it for 1/3-1/2 the price.

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    Re: $1300 to repair a watch button, too expensive?

    Quote Originally Posted by mleok View Post
    Given that you can buy an unworn one for less than that, I would say no.

    JeanRichard Chronoscope for $.1,186 for sale from a Seller on Chrono24
    This. I think the original poster should find a good local repair shop as others have said.

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    Re: $1300 to repair a watch button, too expensive?

    This is approximately $1250.00 too much for a pusher repair.
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    Re: $1300 to repair a watch button, too expensive?

    Quote Originally Posted by mleok View Post
    Given that you can buy an unworn one for less than that, I would say no.

    JeanRichard Chronoscope for $.1,186 for sale from a Seller on Chrono24
    Haha! Great find! :)

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