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    Servicing LUC seems...expensive

    Hi all, I recently sent my LUC Chopard Sport 2000 in for servicing with Chopard and just got my quote back. I was surprised by the cost, as I had seen elsewhere that their costs were pretty reasonable. Overall they quoted:

    -$725 for full service repair
    -$275 for polishing
    -$142 for a new crystal
    -$176 for a half link

    All totaling $1,348(!). Does this correspond with others' experiences with having their watches serviced, whether by Chopard or any other company?

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    Re: Servicing LUC seems...expensive

    The full service fine, the others, not so much.
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    Yikes! Is a certified Chopard service worth it to you? I would contend that it is not, as that is about 30% of the cost of a comparable replacement (checked Chrono24 for that model on bracelet).
    Check with a reputable watchmaker near you for comparison.
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    Re: Servicing LUC seems...expensive

    "Yikes" to reality.
    Quote Originally Posted by MediumRB View Post
    Yikes! Is a certified Chopard service worth it to you? I would contend that it is not, as that is about 30% of the cost of a comparable replacement (checked Chrono24 for that model on bracelet).
    Check with a reputable watchmaker near you for comparison.
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    Re: Servicing LUC seems...expensive

    Quote Originally Posted by MediumRB View Post
    Yikes! Is a certified Chopard service worth it to you? I would contend that it is not, as that is about 30% of the cost of a comparable replacement (checked Chrono24 for that model on bracelet).
    Check with a reputable watchmaker near you for comparison.
    My assumption was that, since the movement is in-house (and not nearly as common as an Omega or Rolex, for example), it would be fairly difficult for a local watch repairman to source the parts and to have the necessary knowledge, but maybe I'm just not giving them enough credit.

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    Re: Servicing LUC seems...expensive

    I guess the crystal and half link set off my reaction more than $725 for a full service. But perhaps you wear it hard enough that it will be worth it to you (the estimate suggests this). If a reputable watchmaker can do better... you may need to send it off to a specialist, but in the end, Chopard service could be the best.
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    Re: Servicing LUC seems...expensive

    Prices correspond with other high end manufacturers, see GO for example.
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    Re: Servicing LUC seems...expensive

    Service could be found cheaper from an independent local watchmaker, but doesn't sound too surprising.

    Prices for the other bits seem rather high though.
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    Re: Servicing LUC seems...expensive

    My Chopard have the 7750 movement, who any reputable watchmaker can service; but LUC? Its not something Ill risk to save 50-100$ on, as they have their own in-house movements, unless you find someone whoo understands and worked on LUC movements.
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    Re: Servicing LUC seems...expensive

    The price for the service doesn’t seem way out but the other stuff seems a bit on the high side.

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