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    I generally send my automatics in about every 3 years for service. I was just curious what you all do with your Bremonts in particular? Do you find yourself waiting a little longer before sending yours over? Also, just curious what you have found to be the average cost in sending it in for a regular service?

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    4-5 years is more usual unless you've had any issues. The SW200's are a bit notorious for the reversing wheels to stick (automatic rotor will spin when winding) but other than that are quite robust as are the 7750 type (SW500) Chronos. Not actually sent mine in yet as it's only 2 years old but costs are somewhere in the region of £2-300 plus any parts.


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    You'll get various opinions on this, but I'm of the ilk that manufactures' recommended service intervals are just that...recommendations. A modern-day mechanical watch, such as a Bremont, can go to five years or possibly longer without servicing. That is, of course, just my opinion.
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    Thanks for your thoughts on this. Given the expense associated with sending them in multiplied across a collection I think I'm going to look at the 4-5 year interval, unless like you said there is an issue.
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    Actually 4-5yrs is what most manufacturers recommend anyway. Since the introduction of synthetic oils there's increased intervals between services anyway as these oils don't go sticky and gum up like older type mineral based oils did.


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    Re: Regular Maintenance

    Quote Originally Posted by hub6152 View Post
    Actually 4-5yrs is what most manufacturers recommend anyway.
    Unless you're Rolex of course.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vig2000 View Post
    Unless you're Rolex of course.
    Interesting article although a warranty period will still incur costs for servicing. But ten years frankly is easily workable for most movements anyway given what I said about synthetic lubricants. I've got several 2824 based watches that are at the ten year point unserviced that are still running just fine!


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    Quote Originally Posted by hub6152 View Post
    Interesting article although a warranty period will still incur costs for servicing. But ten years frankly is easily workable for most movements anyway given what I said about synthetic lubricants. I've got several 2824 based watches that are at the ten year point unserviced that are still running just fine!


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    I have just sent my Sinn U2 in for service after wearing it for 10 years and 21 days straight (virtually 24/7 as I sleep with it on my wrist). It has an ETA 2893-2 movement....
    I have just
    ordered one of the last Sinn U1000 to wear while the U2 is away......

    So, WHY am I posting on a Bremont thread?

    Well because I rather like the Bremont S2000 and the S301 and I may well treat myself for my next birthday. I realise that you can't really just have "one" watch

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    Re: Regular Maintenance

    I have my bremont sent to uk for services, the shipping is not cheap, and if you are in canada, dont sent them to the AD in toronto as they will charge you the shipping to UK for service unless you bought from them, my recommendation is to send to UK directly.

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