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Post by JR8 » Sun, 21 Aug 2011 11:05 am

sensei_ wrote:
JR8 wrote:Your watches are Rolex issit?
A couple are rolex. but going back to tong building everytime i need a service (5yr intervals) is getting abit rich.
Perhaps you shouldn't buy Swiss watches if you can't afford the maintenance.

Just a thought.

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Post by sensei_ » Sun, 21 Aug 2011 11:25 am

JR8 wrote:Perhaps you shouldn't buy Swiss watches if you can't afford the maintenance.

Just a thought.
well, rolex isnt as bad as some of the other european brands, some take even longer (6mths) and cost 2-3x as much.

and plus, if you arent fussed about the 2yr warranty, there are many competent watchmakers who can service your watch (rolex or otherwise) without any problems. personally, i do official servicing every alternate servicing.

just like a car, where you can do your own oil/filter and bolt tightening service, but you leave the big parts to the mechanic.

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Post by JR8 » Sun, 21 Aug 2011 11:32 am

Yep fair enough.

Only thing I'd be cautious of is that you don't send your Rolex in for servicing and what you get back inside is a $2 Casio watch

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Post by thegirlnextdoor » Thu, 25 Aug 2011 4:44 pm

hey there =)
just thought this may help.. there's this watch repair shop in lucky plaza that you can try visiting.

i forgot the name of the place but it's in the first level of lucky plaza, just beside 'ayam penyet ria restaurant' in the corner..

i've been going there and recommending my friends when they needed to get their watches repaired too and so far we've been satisfied! =) they handle all sorts of branded watches.

hope this help!
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Post by sensei_ » Thu, 25 Aug 2011 5:01 pm

is it by any chance top hour? opposite another watch shop "peng kwee"?

if so, the owner is an ex rolex technician.

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Post by JR8 » Thu, 25 Aug 2011 5:29 pm

I know the place. Went there once and was rather miffed to be charged about double what it might cost for a battery change at the watch-uncle in Toa Payoh Mall. We're only talking $10 vs $5, but you don't become wealthy by throwing it away :)

p.s. Note also these places cannot pressure-test the cases of waterproof watches after opening them up.

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