Anyone Service/Repair an Armand Nicolet?

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    Anyone Service/Repair an Armand Nicolet?

    Hi all,

    I have an Armand Nicolet LS8 small seconds manual wind watch that I was considering selling, as it just doesn't get enough wear. But when I got it out the watch box so clean up and try out I realised there seems to be a problem with the crown winding.
    I live in Scotland, and bought the watch from the US and the warranty is expired. I therefore need to find my own way to service / repair it. Its got a specific movement in it from 1958 that was resurrected and brought up to current standard in these watches released in 2008 - the movement is described as "Armand Nicolet Calibre AN0711S, (basic UT 600 produced in 1957) manual-winding mechanical movement". I tried my local AD I usually buy stuff from, and they didn't want to go near it (they sell Tudor, Bremont, Longines etc but aren't a 'watchmaker'). There are no watchmakers anywhere near me any more - I guess these sorts of places have gone out of business over the years. There's a place I found online in the UK, but they have literally every watch brand under the sun listed and I suspect will just get the watch and repost it to the manufacturer then bill me for it.
    What I don't know is whether the age and type of the movement makes it more complicated to service, or less complicated?

    Anyone have any experience of servicing or repairing these watches?

    Thanks

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    Re: Anyone Service/Repair an Armand Nicolet?

    I‘d ask AN in the first place.

    FACTORY
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    7, Rue de la Gare
    2720 Tramelan, Switzerland
    t +41 (0)32 4876514
    f +41 (0)32 4876515
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    Re: Anyone Service/Repair an Armand Nicolet?

    Quote Originally Posted by stuffler,mike View Post
    I‘d ask AN in the first place.

    FACTORY
    NICOLET S.A.
    7, Rue de la Gare
    2720 Tramelan, Switzerland
    t +41 (0)32 4876514
    f +41 (0)32 4876515
    [email protected]
    Thanks - I have gone to them direct already and awaiting instructions. But I'm just conscious that I don't have a lot of the original paperwork so the customs side of sending it to and from Switzerland is potentially not ideal, plus it may be a very simple matter that a watchmaker could resolve. I honestly have no clue if it being based on a vintage manual movement makes it easier or harder.

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