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    Stowa Servicing Question

    My newly purchased 2011 Stowa Flieger Chronograph (from this forum) is running a second or two slow per day.
    Stowa said they will gladly take care of servicing and provided estimates for the service and polishing with exact estimates once they evaluate the watch.
    No problem so far.

    I went to FedEx and they said the cost for shipping would be around $200. Any other alternative?

    Since I live in the USA, should I send it to WUS recommended RMG Watch Repair & Restoration instead?
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    Re: Stowa Servicing Question

    RGM is as good as it gets, but really any competent watchmaker ought to be able to work on ETA...
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    Re: Stowa Servicing Question

    2 seconds slow? That really isn't worth shipping it overseas for 200 bucks. Just try a different resting position at night. 2 seconds is waaay inside specs.
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    Re: Stowa Servicing Question

    Ya, no need. Danm, u just get the flieger chronograph? I have been looking for one too

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    Re: Stowa Servicing Question

    Great replies thus far and helpful insights. I admit I've got a little tunnel vision about getting this newly acquired 2011 serviced.
    RGM responded to my email in a just a couple of hours. They said they would have no problems servicing/polishing. Much cheeper sending mailing it to them and their approximate cost is close to that of Stowa's.
    Stowa also responded quickly and suggested sending it regular parcel service rather than by FedEx. That should be cheeper but still might be a costly problem with duty/custom fees/insurance. If I insure it for less (600 as opposed to 1300) to come 'under the wire' and avoid higher fees...and my watch is lost in the mail....I'm out less the amount insured.

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    Re: Stowa Servicing Question

    If its going for service why would there be customs fees?
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    Re: Stowa Servicing Question

    Am I reading this correctly? 1-2 seconds a day slow?

    It may or may not be time for service, but the deviation described above in no way serves as an indication that it is time for service. That daily rate is exceptional.

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    Re: Stowa Servicing Question

    ev13wt: Being a newby and receiving a recent education from Internet University, maybe I'm wrong or at least don't know.
    omeglycine: Think I'll take the advice from you and ev13wt and wait on service. (Providing you both don't charge me Import Tax or Duty fees!) :0 Thank you both for your help.

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    If there are any reputable watchmakers in your area, you could take it to them and get their thoughts. They should be able to quickly assess timing and amplitude in a number of positions, functionality of chronograph, crown, etc.

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    Re: Stowa Servicing Question

    Quote Originally Posted by omeglycine View Post
    If there are any reputable watchmakers in your area, you could take it to them and get their thoughts. They should be able to quickly assess timing and amplitude in a number of positions, functionality of chronograph, crown, etc.
    Thanks. Actually, RGM is about a couple of hours away. When service out of warranty is needed, that where I'll send it. Might also check to see if it has been magnetized.

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