Stowa fell off arm and hit the floor....suggestions?
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    Stowa fell off arm and hit the floor....suggestions?

    So last night, I installed a deployment clasp on my Stowa Flieger (A-Dial with date and logo) and I noticed the clasp wasn't clicking very loudly when I put it in on the strap (not the buckle side). Didn't make much of it until I was showing my wife the clasp telling her it was meant to prevent dropping the watch when putting it on/off. Right at that moment, the strap side of the clasp came open (without manipulation on my part) and the watch fell off my arm and onto the tile floor.

    The good news is that the cosmetic damage is nearly non-existent (tiny mark on the left top and bottom lugs). The bad news is that the watch has gone from running reliably 4-6 secs fast/day to 8-10 secs slow per day. I also think the rotor makes slightly more noise than it should/used to.

    I think it is fair to assume the movement got jarred and something in the movement was damaged. I called a local watchmaker (very good) but he refused to open the watch given that he cannot get parts should it be necessary to replace any of them. I have also emailed Stowa and am awaiting an answer from them.

    Any of you have any suggestions as to how to potentially handle this stateside without sending the watch to Stowa? If not, no biggie. Stuff happens I guess...

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    Re: Stowa fell off arm and hit the floor....suggestions?

    Sorry if this sounds harsh.....What a watchmaker is this who can't source parts of an ETA 2824-2, one of the most omnipresent movements on our planet ?
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    Re: Stowa fell off arm and hit the floor....suggestions?

    Russel Korman has what they say is a top-notch watch maker. Here's the link:

    Swiss Watch & fine jewelry Repair, Engraving & Appraisals in Austin, Texas - Russell Korman | Russell Korman Jewelry Official Rolex dealer

    I am assuming the guy is not a complete novice. And your post did not sound harsh btw.

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    Re: Stowa fell off arm and hit the floor....suggestions?

    Then his statement really puzzles me.....
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    Re: Stowa fell off arm and hit the floor....suggestions?

    Quote Originally Posted by stuffler,mike View Post
    Then his statement really puzzles me.....
    I was surprised myself. Do you have someone here in the US that you trust with an issue like this?

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    Re: Stowa fell off arm and hit the floor....suggestions?

    PM our senior editor, Bhanu. He is living in Austin and might now someone.
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    Re: Stowa fell off arm and hit the floor....suggestions?

    Werde ich machen. Vielen Dank.

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    Stowa fell off arm and hit the floor....suggestions?

    Quote Originally Posted by ATXWatch View Post
    Werde ich machen. Vielen Dank.
    I live in Austin too, and I have had great luck with David Throckmorton at Throckmorton's watch and jewelry (off Hwy 71). I've had different watches calibrated and serviced there, always with good results.
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    Re: Stowa fell off arm and hit the floor....suggestions?

    Thanks so much. I will call there to see what they can do.

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