Raymond Weil quart movement replacement

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    Raymond Weil quart movement replacement

    A friend of mine more or less gave me a Raymond Weil Parisfal W1 quartz, same as below but with a blue dial:



    It was not working so I figured it was just the battery. Opened the case, saw some corrosion from the old battery, and tried replacing it anyways. It still didn't work. I noticed that the movement looked very basic and simple.

    I took it to a jeweler who quoted me $95 with labor to replace the movement. I have not been able to identify what the movement is so I don't know if this is a good price or not. It looked simple enough that I could do it myself. But to me it's not worth it to do myself if my price to buy the movement is close to the jeweler's all-in price.

    What is WUS's take?

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    Re: Raymond Weil quart movement replacement

    C'mon, for a 100 bucks? you'll end up with a watch worth a tad more than that. You can even put on the bay and make a few dollars. Why do you think you got it for free

    Are you going to get an expensive, exotic watch when you're done? No

    Can you get a movement yourself and save some money? Not really enough room for saving at only 100 dollars.

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    Re: Raymond Weil quart movement replacement

    I certainly see your point. However, if I can get the movement online for $25 or even $50 it would be worth it to me to do it myself. And I would learn some more about DIY watch repair in the process.

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    Re: Raymond Weil quart movement replacement

    Quote Originally Posted by M-Technic View Post
    I certainly see your point. However, if I can get the movement online for $25 or even $50 it would be worth it to me to do it myself. And I would learn some more about DIY watch repair in the process.
    My wife's RW used regular ETA quartz movement.

    My watchmaker swapped out the movement for $70 I believe..

    I priced movement at around $35 or so ($27 + 8 shipping I believe)

    For $35 labor, it wasn't too bad.

    You have to get:
    Watch back opener (I am assuming you already have one)
    Hand puller

    And that should just be it and small screwdrivers and patience..

    Since watch was free, why not?
    Look at http://www.ofrei.com/
    to see whether you can find your movement and see how much it would cost? Many ETA movements have Renata or another brand cheaper alternative movements that is drop in replacements.
    Chronic flipper...


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