So, just sent my watch off for a service…
That can’t be a service only?
Includes a crown but that is included in the price of the device anyhow. After having recently had to spend £900 on a new turbo for the car and now this, the worst kind of things to have to spend money on.
The watch is an Ebel BTR GMT, it was a 30th present from the wife so obviously I couldn’t really sell it. I always kind of thought a service could cost around £250ish, never in my wildest dreams could I have thought £580.
I could have bought a used Sinn U1 for not much more, which I’d much rather have done.Posted 4 years ago
Ebel BTR GMT, the problem is they have a proprietary movement which might win enthusiast brownie points but means that it cost big money to work on, unlike ETA based movements which can be worked on by any competent watch mechanic. Didn’t cross my mind when I bought it, and why would it. You live and learn I guess.Posted 4 years ago
You should have used Genesis (http://genesiswatchmaking.co.uk/) fabulous service by a person at least as competent than by the watchmaker (if it’s an inhouse movement) themselves. Approved by TZUK and if your a member of TZUK you get a further 15% off.
I am on TZUK and tried Genesis, they said the same thing, due to the movement it would be hideously expensive and would be better to get Ebel to do it anyway.Posted 4 years agobailsSubscriber
now this, the worst kind of things to have to spend money on
You know you could just have bought a new watch, right? For less than a tenner, and it would have told the time just as well. Probably better.
But no, you’re right. A £600 watch service is literally the worst thing to have to spend money on.
*mutter* first world bloody problems *mutter* 😉Posted 4 years agojuliansMember
Did it really need a service? or just a new crown, which any competent watch maker could do?
I’ve got a couple of expensive’ish watches, but I’ve never had them serviced in 12 years, they still keep time as accurately as they did when new – which compared to a quartz watch like the nixon above is not very accurate at all.
expensive watches really are a totally irrational purchase, there is no justification for one, other than ‘ I just want it’Posted 4 years ago
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