3 day cheap service on Vintage Speedmaster. Too good to be true?
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    3 day cheap service on Vintage Speedmaster. Too good to be true?

    So, my Speedy broke and i took it to a broadly recommended service center in a affluent mall in my city. Not Official Omega but they seemed very competent indeed. The guy told me that the watch would be ready on Wednesday. Today i got a SMS from him, telling me that the watch was ready. I went to pick it up and was running and clean, and the price was very, very decent. Why don't you check it out and tell me?

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    Omega Seamaster 2223.80
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    Tissot T-Classic T.065.430.16.031.00
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    Re: 3 day cheap service on Vintage Speedmaster. Too good to be true?

    Pics don't tell us much. Do you know what was done? A proper service involves complete disassembly, cleaning, reassembly, lubrication, replacement of worn parts and seals, regulation and testing.

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    Re: 3 day cheap service on Vintage Speedmaster. Too good to be true?

    Quote Originally Posted by GlennO View Post
    Pics don't tell us much. Do you know what was done? A proper service involves complete disassembly, cleaning, reassembly, lubrication, replacement of worn parts and seals, regulation and testing.
    Fixed a wheel, cleaned, lubricated and reassembled. I'm sure parts weren't changed so i may expect the watch to require service in the short future?
    Omega Seamaster 2223.80
    Frederique Constant Classics 303SN5B6
    Movado Series 800 2600115
    Tissot T-Classic T.065.430.16.031.00
    Casio G-Shock G1100BD-1A
    Watch collection improving . Watch box looking good.

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    Re: 3 day cheap service on Vintage Speedmaster. Too good to be true?

    Sounds pretty good. Only reason service turnaround times are so high is that many watchmakers have a huge backlog. The actual job can be done fast.
    As long as watchmaker is competent and reputable - sounds like a good deal.
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    Re: 3 day cheap service on Vintage Speedmaster. Too good to be true?

    Only time will tell

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    Re: 3 day cheap service on Vintage Speedmaster. Too good to be true?

    Did I miss what "cheap" is?

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    Re: 3 day cheap service on Vintage Speedmaster. Too good to be true?

    Quality. Speed. Price. No matter what you're buying, you can only pick two of the three on that list.
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    Re: 3 day cheap service on Vintage Speedmaster. Too good to be true?

    It is cleaner. Cannot say much about the rest of the job until some significant period has passed and it is keeping time reasonably well. But just because Omega takes $700 and two months to do a full service does not mean that it takes $700 and two months to do a full service on an Omega.
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    Re: 3 day cheap service on Vintage Speedmaster. Too good to be true?

    Quote Originally Posted by teatimecrumpet View Post
    Did I miss what "cheap" is?

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    20 bucks at black market exchange. Take into consideration, in this country you can get a full meal and a glass of wine in a top restaurant for 10 bucks.
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    Frederique Constant Classics 303SN5B6
    Movado Series 800 2600115
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    Casio G-Shock G1100BD-1A
    Watch collection improving . Watch box looking good.

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    Re: 3 day cheap service on Vintage Speedmaster. Too good to be true?

    Quote Originally Posted by MediumRB View Post
    just because Omega takes $700 and two months to do a full service does not mean that it takes $700 and two months to do a full service on an Omega.
    Cannot agree more with this. I'll definitely consider reputation rather than the price when servicing a watch.

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