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    Servicing Costs?

    Hi guys,

    I am interested in the Star Worldtimer/ Timewalker HEMISPHERES- i believe they both have the same ETA movement inside but just want to confirm...

    If 5 years from now I would like to have the watch serviced, would it be doable with a local watchmaker (assuming the ETA inside can be easily serviced locally) or would it have to be sent in to Mont Blanc service center for service?

    I am picking these 2 watches due to them offering a little more than just local time function, without going all the way for chronograph function (which can be more expensive to service).

    Would like to know ballpark servicing costs and what would be included. thanks!

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    Being an ETA movement, I would think that a reputable Watchmaker would be able to service it. I would, however, suggest to send it in to a MontBlanc Service Center. I would not have a clue to as how much it may cost, sorry. 5 years is a good timeframe to factor in a cost of a Service but it may not need to be serviced until 7 or more years from brand new, if it is well looked after.
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    Re: Servicing Costs?

    Depending on where you live, an automatic will run 275 to 375 USD.

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    Re: Servicing Costs?

    If you have an old Minerva chronograph like I do the service can run into $800 or more and also take up to a year to get back to you ( my experience, yours may vary). I'm satisfied with what was done, but certainly not the price nor the time frame. Mine was running a valjoux 7750 movement so next time I'm might send it to RGM or somebody local.

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    Re: Servicing Costs?

    Quote Originally Posted by 3puttjay View Post
    If you have an old Minerva chronograph like I do the service can run into $800 or more and also take up to a year to get back to you ( my experience, yours may vary). I'm satisfied with what was done, but certainly not the price nor the time frame. Mine was running a valjoux 7750 movement so next time I'm might send it to RGM or somebody local.
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    Re: Servicing Costs?

    All things being equal a competent watchmaker could fix it. However, all things are not always equal and parts availability might be an issue unrelated to the movement itself. Sometimes the few extra dollars spent to have the manufacturer service it might save you down the road! At least you will have multiple options when that time comes.

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    I would think that an acceptable amount of time for a Watch to be sent away and Serviced, would be up to eight weeks.
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    If there's no line in front of you.
    Quote Originally Posted by dantan View Post
    I would think that an acceptable amount of time for a Watch to be sent away and Serviced, would be up to eight weeks.

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