1. Pitfitter446

    Pitfitter446 Feb 25, 2019

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    I asked in my local dealer about getting my Carrera chrono serviced, they quoted £410 and a 6-8 week time, anyone know an reliable alternative in Scotland or UK that may do for less, cheers.
     
  2. Jim Dollares

    Jim Dollares Feb 25, 2019

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    What was included in that? Sounds very cheap to service a chrono for only 400, I would go for that option.
     
  3. abrod520

    abrod520 Feb 26, 2019

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    That's about standard for a chrono service from a manufacturer. However if your Carrera is a 7750-base, you can probably find a local watchmaker to service it. If it's a Sellita/DD modular or in-house, you're best off going thru the manufacturer. However, learn from my mistake - if you do send it to TAG, send it directly and insure it yourself; don't trust the dealer to handle it properly if it gets lost
     
  4. Yago

    Yago Feb 26, 2019

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    It's usually a quest and most people have 'their guy'. Official channels take long and are very very expensive. Everyone loves a good in house calibre right? Until it has to be serviced and sent back to Switzerland :)
    I'm surprised it's 'only' 400 and I would def go that route. However luckily there are still independent watchmakers who are in it for the love for their trade and not (just) the money. I asked around and found some great & affordable watchmakers that way.
     
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  5. OttoWilliam

    OttoWilliam Feb 26, 2019

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    I'll go with authorized service center. No matter the cost. I sleep better at night afterwards.

    Just my 2 cents. Been hoping to find good trustworthy watchmaker where i live and still couldn't.
     
  6. Yago

    Yago Feb 26, 2019

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    I suppose it also has to do with whether these are recent or vintage watches.
     
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  7. Pitfitter446

    Pitfitter446 Feb 26, 2019

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    Spoke to AD who quoted this cost and said to drop the watch in and he’ll try demagnetising it first to see if that helps the accuracy, if not it’ll have to go on holiday to the spa.
     
  8. Squadrone Rosso

    Squadrone Rosso Mar 1, 2019

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    Are you in the U.K.? Official service over here is pretty dire.
     
  9. OttoWilliam

    OttoWilliam Mar 1, 2019

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    Sorry, i am not. But i have heard stories from my friends about how dire it was in here too where i lived.

    Finger crossed i never have to experience any of it.
     
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  10. Pitfitter446

    Pitfitter446 Mar 19, 2019

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    Dropped my watch intro the shop today and while I was form filling, assistant stuck watch on timer and confirmed it was running slow, and magnetised, my wife browsed for a birthday present in the meantime shop demagnetised watch, better but not right so left watch to be stripped from case and done again, hopefully to ok. Gonna call me when it’s complete, adjusted, and tested, fingers crossed nothing else required.
    My wife didn’t see anything she liked still looking for a pressie but heyho.
     
  11. Pitfitter446

    Pitfitter446 May 29, 2019

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    Had my watch demagnetised but still running pretty rough, I was recommended on another forum(there life away from here too) a firm Genesis Watchmaking run by a guy Duncan Potter, long story short, great job £305 plus 2 year warranty against Tag at £410 and 1 year, and back in about 3 weeks. Very happy.
     
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