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Author Topic: inherited orange sea wolf must fix! they want $750 to repair????????  (Read 1992 times)

Offline rhsnyc

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Hello,
This is my first posting on any site period so please forgive me if I mess this up!

My father gave me an vintage orange Zodiac Sea Wolf (I believe its a 1781B) all original everything when I was about 8 years old. He said he traded his friend from viet nam his favorite pen knife for it. Since then it had been sitting in a box in my house and I recently re-discovered it. I am now 34 years old needless to say I am in love with this watch not only because it was from my father but because it is simply just soooo cool!!!!!
It doesnt run so I took it to a repair shop where I live in Manhattan NYC. They apparently specialize in vintage Zodiacs and are all over the web top ratings etc.
So they opened up my watch and sadly the movement is rusted and he said I will need a new movement. He said he has them in stock and it would cost somewhere around $750 for the movement and to get the watch running.
Is this normal? What is the watch worth for this to cost so much? Any suggestions as to my options?
I am tempted to just throw down the money but since I am a starving artist its a big commitment for me.
Thoughts?

Offline Sea Wolf

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Re: inherited orange sea wolf must fix! they want $750 to repair????????
« Reply #1 on: November 30, 2011, 05:49:16 PM »
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Offline davec73

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Re: inherited orange sea wolf must fix! they want $750 to repair????????
« Reply #2 on: November 30, 2011, 08:19:58 PM »
That's obscene, more than the watch is worth.  You can get a decent Seawolf with a clean movement as a donor for $150 or so and voila.

Hope it wasn't the place in Grand Central.

From a fellow New Yorker.

Offline jon p

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Re: inherited orange sea wolf must fix! they want $750 to repair????????
« Reply #3 on: December 04, 2011, 10:52:07 PM »
 :wtf :yeller :what  try our watchmaker!!!!! someone where you live is really trying to rip you off big time! if the watch is that rusty i would think the damage would be visible on the dial also.

Offline rhsnyc

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Re: inherited orange sea wolf must fix! they want $750 to repair????????
« Reply #4 on: December 05, 2011, 08:32:15 AM »
Hi, yes I agree they are rip off! Who is your watch repair? The dial seems perfectly fine. I saw that the movement its rusty but otherwise  rest is good.
Thanks for the reply looking forward to wearing my sea wolf ASAP!

Offline jon p

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Re: inherited orange sea wolf must fix! they want $750 to repair????????
« Reply #5 on: December 05, 2011, 10:03:40 AM »
 :wehe       click on watch repair header above for info, this guy is fantastic and REALLY IS a zodiac expert. he can bring them back to life, he has done great work for all of the members here. you WILL be pleased.

 

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