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Offline ireneselznick

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newbie here
« on: May 16, 2011, 11:29:25 PM »
hi! here's my saga.....first of all, i guess it would've helped me to have found this site BEFORE i bought the watch.

i've had a 70s era senator for many years (it was my father's, on the left). it runs fine. i wear it infrequently because i don't want to ruin it. sometime back, i decided to try & find a duplicate so that i could wear "it" and no be nervous about dad's watch. i bid on a watch from the UK a few weeks ago & lost. it went for over £250. seeing that it went for so much, i revisited a senator that was listed as a "buy it now" on ebay & bought it. i knew i'd be spending money on a new band, but when it arrived, it was slightly smaller than the watch i already had AND it was running almost 1/2 hour fast. i returned that one. then another popped up for auction & i won it(pictured on the right). problem with my latest purchase is that it only runs intermittently. i've alerted the seller & he says i may return it, but should i?

went into my local watch repair shop & he explained that parts are unavailable. (he said rolex owns the company & will only sell to its dealers.) he quoted me between $250.00-$285.00 to clean it and get it running right. i had no idea these watches were this special, but now i do.

i know i've come to the right place for good advice and i thank you.

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Re: newbie here
« Reply #1 on: May 17, 2011, 07:24:16 AM »
I sent you the service info, get them both done and you will be happier later.
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Offline jon p

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Re: newbie here
« Reply #2 on: May 17, 2011, 08:05:44 AM »
service prices sound high and ROLEX does not have anything to do with zodiac!!! what a cock and bull story! our watch maker AKA butches watch guy will do it up right for you. no one but him ever touch my zodiacs. try him, you will like him.

 

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