About five weeks ago, I decided to have my 32 year old Rolex jubilee bracelet de-stretched. The jubilee bracelets are notorious for "stretch" and over the years, they can look pretty sad and droopy. Such was the case with mine, and I sent it off to Michael Young at Classic Watch Repair in Hong Kong. This is a far distance from the northern Chicago suburbs where I hang my Sox hat.
Michael quoted me $180 plus shipping for the service (for TT. SS is cheaper, all gold is more), and said it would be about 8 - 10 weeks. It was actually a bit more than 4 weeks, including shipping. His communication was excellent.
Here is a before picture:
Here it is when I got it back yesterday:
I think he did a very nice job. The watch is a pleasure to wear again, and the bracelet looks new and tight. I estimate that over the years it had stretched about 2/3", so when the stretch was removed, I had to set the clasp as wide as it would go to accommodate my wrist. It fits great, but if my wrist starts to grow, I'm in trouble, having lost the extra links some time in the past generation.