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Watch Repair and Watch Band Replacement Area?

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Re: Watch Repair and Watch Band Replacement Area?

Postby afterspivak » 23 May 2016, 08:31

Too bad. I guess the Victorinox people here take their product and reputation more seriously.

And I know what you mean when you encounter a shopkeeper utterly uninterested in your query. One time I had trouble with some leather straps on a wool coat--a pretty decent coat, and I wanted it fixed. Thinking this would be a slightly tricky job (working with leather), I went to a high end tailor on Zhongshan North Road. He didn't quite chase me out of his shop, but his tone and message ("this is impossible!") were quite unwelcoming. Following this setback, I went to my usual awesome local tailor in one of those wet markets with meats and fruits and all that other stuff around. She took one look at the coat, went to her sewing machine--and presto it was repaired. I think it cost me NT$20. There are some good people around but sometimes we need luck and patience and persistence to find them!

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Re: Watch Repair and Watch Band Replacement Area?

Postby bob_honest » 23 May 2016, 12:57

I will contact Hamilton about it too. I have a Hamilton as well and it might need servicing one day...
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Re: Watch Repair and Watch Band Replacement Area?

Postby bob_honest » 22 Jul 2016, 13:40

The watch is now in a high class shop which has Rolex and all the sweet darlings. They concluded after a 10 minute inspection my watch (the Breil Auto Chrono) would only need a full service (cleaning, oiling), which would be 8000 NT. Should have taken 2-3 weeks, yet it is now there for 6 weeks. Curious what happens first, me leaving Taiwan for good (planned in the very near future) or the watch being serviced. I understand a Breil gets low priority and all those other ticking babes need servicing too, so I guess I just have them keep it til my departure :-)
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