Watch repairs.

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  1. simsy56

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    Hi, we are recently back from Spain, and we frequented Gibraltar for bits and bobs. We found an excellent watch repairers in Gib. If anyone needs a new battery, a repair, or even a complete overhaul of their watch, try;

    The Watch Clinic, Bell Lane, Gibraltar.
    They are tucked out of the way, in a tiny shop.
    Bell lane is on the left as you walk up Main St, away from Casemates Square.

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    My Tissot watch was fitted with a new genuine battery, serviced, cleaned, re-sealed, pressure tested, and the strap cleaned for £34.95p. Including a 12 month warranty! It was like new when I collected it. I was quoted by the jewellers on the IOM, £150.00 as it had to be sent to Tissot to have this done.

    My wife had her Fossil watch repaired there (this was the reason we went), serviced, new battery, pressure tested, re-sealed, and tested over three days for accuracy, and a 12 months warranty for £14.95p! She was quoted, again on the IOM £100.00 to have this done!

    There are three very knowledgable watch repairers in the shop, and give a first class service.
    They repair, service, renovate, and fit genuine batteries to any watch from Rolex to Timex.

    Just a bit of info if you are down that way,

    Craig
     
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    Yes they will. I asked them this and they do a postal repair service. I am sending off my old Seiko watch, and they are going to refurbish it.

    Craig
     
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    Sent my Citizen, which was working well, back to Citizen, for .........

    New glass
    New rotating bezel
    New bracelet clasp.
    Pressure tested to 100m, like I would need that ??
    Return P&P
    VAT

    £141.58. :love:
     
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    Many thanks. :)
     
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    I only pay about £12 for a casio,,,last one lasted eight years,,had this one for nearly five years and it very accurate...BUSBY...
     
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    Oh good.
    I'll pop my £3000 Rolex in a brown envelope and post it off.......not ! :LOL:
     
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    I'll send you my address...
     
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    Ok.
    The face may say citizen, but rest assured....it is a Rolex.
     
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    Hi pappajohn.
    I thought your Rolex was stolen when you were.......Gassed ? along with your Burberry Trench coat ? LOL
    Tea Bag
     
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    My daughter has a Tag Heuer. Was only talking about it yesterday. I spluttered when she spent £80 on a new battery. Seems that's not dear after all!
     
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    My rolex submariner in for an overdue 5 year service...been away 6 weeks already. £480:Eeek:
     
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    I had an OMEGA 50 years ago,,,services then cost more than my car,,what a rip off. Never bought an expensive watch since,,utter waste of money...BUSBY.
     
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    There's a stall in our shopping centre with a sign "Watch repairs done here"
    Well, after standing there for a few minutes, the guy asked what I was after. I said I was just wanting to watch him do some repairs as per his sign, but it was really boring so I wasn't staying.
    He muttered something but I didn't quite catch it.
    It's great being retired. :D
     
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    More expensive than a HABITATION SERVICE (i.e.,Quick look round) on a motorhome. BUSBY.
     
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    yes but a bit more involved....most of the time is taken running the watch to make sure its not running fast or slow.(no batteries perpetual motion). have had this watch since I was 50, it looks no different now 13 years later, worn 24/7 even when i worked in construction.......Top quality - Love it!

    value of habitation service questionable at best as well as if they even do anything. i used to get yearly damp check for 60 €. Watch serviced every 6-7 years supposed to be 5
     
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    I had a watch once , bought it from a street seller, guaranteed to 100m he told me , bargain I thought.......


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    well it last until I was about 200m away
     
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    Will stick with my cheapies i think,,,,BUSBY.
     
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