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  • Question on Service-Hand it over to Partriges or send it straight to Nairns

    Hi Everyone,

    When you want to service a watch, do you take it to the AD, in this case, Partridges, or do you drop it/ship it straight to Nairns Watch Service? Is there a cost difference? Is it faster to ship it directly?

  • #2
    OMFG someone help me

    Dm sent
    Harlan
    Timekeeper Watch Club
    New Zealand, Pacific Ocean, Earth

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Kronos View Post
      Hi Everyone,

      When you want to service a watch, do you take it to the AD, in this case, Partridges, or do you drop it/ship it straight to Nairns Watch Service? Is there a cost difference? Is it faster to ship it directly?
      I wouldn’t trust any of my watches with either of those places. Ever.

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      • Kronos
        Kronos commented
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        Oh, is there any other option? I mean, are there any other good service centres?
        Last edited by Kronos; 12-03-21, 20:40.

      • LeroyC
        LeroyC commented
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        Yes, there are enough. Not necessarily heaps, but enough to not have to be fleeced by Partridges or stuffed around by Nairns (except of course when you have no other option for a controlled genuine part like H mentioned). However I see you’ve been able to sort it yourself which is great news.

    • #4
      Originally posted by harlansmart View Post
      OMFG someone help me

      Dm sent
      Haha, thanks, Harlan for the dm and clarifying my question. I will send the watch directly to Nairns.

      A bit of context. As soon as I got my Speedy, I sat to resize the bracelet. I have done it before and thought I can do it myself, which I did. However, after resizing the bracelet, I noticed that one of the pins is protruding from both sides. I checked with the local Partridges and they told me that it might be the wrong pin and they will have to send it to the service centre. They also said that by the looks of it, the bracelet seems to be secure. However, I am not convinced that the bracelet is secure. I would like to get it checked asap. Hence the question.

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      • #5
        The only reason some will be forced to use 'official channels' is due to the parts supply restriction

        Recently we needed a small part, which we could not get, so we were forced to use official channels

        This meant we had to pay maybe 10 times the cost of the part, just to get the one part
        Harlan
        Timekeeper Watch Club
        New Zealand, Pacific Ocean, Earth

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        • #6
          anyone can sort that bracelet pin

          literally anyone

          probably take a tiny squeeze of the collet

          0 cent job
          Harlan
          Timekeeper Watch Club
          New Zealand, Pacific Ocean, Earth

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          • #7
            Why, is it an unobtanium watch ?

            'I will send the watch directly to Nairns.'
            Harlan
            Timekeeper Watch Club
            New Zealand, Pacific Ocean, Earth

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            • #8
              Look, no offence but, I was somewhere, I won't say, recently, lady walks in, hubbiez TAG Kirium clasp cover was flicking open, lol a HUGE problem lol

              I knew what was wrong, without touching it, just by knowing, could have 100% fixed it zero tools in 30 seconds

              She books it in, they say '3-6 weeks' she will have to drive again from Taupo to Auckland to collect it

              'Requires Official Service Centre Repairs, maybe a new bracelet' - FFS WTF

              Got to be stupid or what, eh

              'Common sense, the least used sense by humans'.
              Harlan
              Timekeeper Watch Club
              New Zealand, Pacific Ocean, Earth

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              • Horos
                Horos commented
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                They should have just stayed in Taupo at Pilbrows - an excellent and honest service (your original enquirer would be wise to send their watch there's well.)

            • #9
              Push pin out, squeeze collet in 2 spots where its crimped

              Reassemble, there, you just saved the cost of a new bracelet

              Harlan
              Timekeeper Watch Club
              New Zealand, Pacific Ocean, Earth

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              • #10
                Originally posted by harlansmart View Post
                Push pin out, squeeze collet in 2 spots where its crimped

                Reassemble, there, you just saved the cost of a new bracelet
                Thanks very much, Harlan. A stupid question. By collet, do you mean the small tube?

                Will push the pin out now and post a pic.

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                • #11
                  Did I get it right? No protrusion now.

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                  • #12
                    Loving it

                    Good work K

                    Bracelet Repair 101

                    So the pin had a groove in the dead centre right ?

                    And you've squeezed the collet a tad more, dead centre right ?
                    Harlan
                    Timekeeper Watch Club
                    New Zealand, Pacific Ocean, Earth

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                    • #13
                      Yes, that's what I did :-) I wasn't able to hammer it in. So, used a link remover :-)

                      Thanks for the tip, Harlan. Saved quite a lot :-)

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                      • #14
                        Nice work!

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                        • #15
                          Originally posted by harlansmart View Post
                          Why, is it an unobtanium watch ?

                          'I will send the watch directly to Nairns.'
                          Haha, just saw this now. Well, I was a tad bit scared to apply my "skills" on this one. Not anymore! :-)

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