Watch Repair - Recommendations?

Discussion in 'Off-topic' started by Phil1979, May 20, 2017.

  1. Phil1979

    Phil1979 Member Georgia Carry

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    Back when I was a kid my grandfather was friends with an old man who was a genius to repair anything that kept time, who had his shop at his house. The man kept a wad of snuff in his cheek and the place smelled like old snuff, but not in a bad way.

    Anyway, looking for someone like that (not necessarily with the snuff, lol) who can fix anything. You know, old school.

    I have a bunch of watches that need fixing, one of which is an old Bulova that was my grandfather's.
     
  2. Malum Prohibitum

    Malum Prohibitum Moderator Staff Member

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    Watch? What is that? Is it like an iPhone or something?
     

  3. Adam5

    Adam5 Atlanta Overwatch

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    I'm not sure if he's still there, but try Swiss Watch and Clock in Roswell.

    Bowers Watch Repair on Cheshire Bridge did some work for me not too long ago.
     
  4. UtiPossidetis

    UtiPossidetis American

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    Womble Watch
    Address: 2799 Delk Rd SE #300, Marietta, GA 30067
    Phone: (770) 952-1812

    They are old school, real, watch repair folks. They are NOT cheap. But they are one of the few places in Atlanta that the Watch Collectors will trust with their watches. Watch collecting is one of my hobbies and I can tell you that there are a LOT of fakers out there that can barely change a battery.
     
  5. Georgia1911

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    +1. Ashley has overhauled my Omega twice (needs to be done every 5 years or so if you wear it regularly) and it always looks new when I get it back.
     
  6. Tom S.

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    Nice to see another . . .

    watch collector around. I've heard good things about Womble from other collectors, but never personally used him. Another to consider, if he hasn't retired, is Gary Wilson in Lawrenceville.
    Tom
     
  7. UtiPossidetis

    UtiPossidetis American

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    Kinda reached saturation myself. Particularly once I got my daily wear Sinn 757 UTC and my hard work G-Shock Aviation analogue face.
     
  8. Wheedle

    Wheedle Active Member

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    They were recommended to me by D Gellar & Sons to replace the battery in the Movado my father in law gave me, and to service my Seiko auto. I need to get the Movado up to them...
     
  9. Tom S.

    Tom S. Member

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    Unless you have a . . . .

    really high end Seiko auto like something from the Grand Seiko line, it may be cheaper to replace than to service. A watchmaker friend of mine once told me that he never serviced the inexpensive Seiko's like the SKX007, it was cheaper to drop in a band new movement and move on.
    Tom
     
  10. rmodel65

    rmodel65 Yukon Cornelius

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    you can pretty much live with just a phone now but my current occupation there arent any phone allowed so i still need a wrist watch plus i feel weird not wearing one since ive always worn one..i actually just bought a new watch should be delivered tomorrow https://www.govx.com/p/58804/mens-g-shock-mt-g-chronograph-watch
     
  11. Nemo

    Nemo Man of Myth and Legend

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    Its something you do to your phone, not something like a phone. It is to keep up with the news and email and all that stuff, including watching the clock on it to see what time it is.

    Nemo
     
  12. Wheedle

    Wheedle Active Member

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    It's just a Seiko 5 Sports, everyday watch. It's always gained time, I guess it needs to be regulated. Plus, after 5 years of wear, it's due a really thorough cleaning. If I ever get around to taking the Movado in, I'll see what they say.
     
  13. UtiPossidetis

    UtiPossidetis American

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    Very nice subdued G-Shock! I love the combination of analogue readout (hands) and G-Shock resilience.
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  14. UtiPossidetis

    UtiPossidetis American

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    Regulating a Seiko 5 Sport is pretty easy, and definitely not worth what will be charged. As for a really thorough cleaning......I have a 45 year old Seiko with a 7000 series movement in it (precursor to your 7s movement in the Sport) that has never been cleaned and runs just fine every time I wear it. Cleaning a Seiko 5 is not cost-efficient as it will cost you at least what a complete replacement would cost.
     
  15. GM404

    GM404 Well-Known Member

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    This is my primary "watch". Helps me remember when the garbage needs to be put on the curb. :lol:
     

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  16. Malum Prohibitum

    Malum Prohibitum Moderator Staff Member

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    Why no price?
     
  17. Malum Prohibitum

    Malum Prohibitum Moderator Staff Member

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    OUCH! :cpubeatme: Nevermind. I saw the price elsewhere.
     
  18. rmodel65

    rmodel65 Yukon Cornelius

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    gotta be logged into govx to see it. i got it on sale for 480$ i have been super frugal and my last watch with a plastic band flew off riding the motorcycle so i got one with a metal band :p
     
  19. rmodel65

    rmodel65 Yukon Cornelius

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    as do i hopefully it last me the next 20 years :crossfinger:
     
  20. UtiPossidetis

    UtiPossidetis American

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    It should. Amazing technology in that watch. Mine is a couple years older but has most of what that one has. I actually ordered it from Italy and saved 60% on it.