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Old 1 November 2019, 11:22 PM   #1
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Can anybody recommend a good guy in the UK who can carry out basic tasks like crystal swaps etc without being told I need to send my 1680 off for months!!! ????
The last 2 I used really successfully have now retired. ....
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Old 2 November 2019, 12:51 AM   #2
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Where in the UK are you based?
Might be worth asking on more UK based watch forums, such as TZ - https://forum.tz-uk.com/
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Old 2 November 2019, 02:25 AM   #3
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Near to Milton Keynes so about 50 miles north of London.
Looking to get a T19 superdome swapped over.
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Old 2 November 2019, 04:54 AM   #4
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One option is Watchdoctors in Tring
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Old 2 November 2019, 06:41 AM   #5
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Seth , The watchmaker is Essex have a google , lovely guy and really happy to help out
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Old 2 November 2019, 10:12 AM   #6
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Try Duncan Hewitt, The Watch Bloke.
Based in reading, has done bits on my 16800 and I was very happy.
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Old 3 November 2019, 06:52 PM   #7
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Simon Freese (was at Swisstec).. Very knowledgeable with vintage pieces and will source original parts..
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Old 3 November 2019, 11:41 PM   #8
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I have had small jobs done while I waited at watch doc in tring
Nice people
Ernest Jones in Mk used to have a in house Rolex trained bloke who would do small jobs for the cost of the parts
Not sure if he is still there
As for changing the crystal do it yourself itís a very easy job
Then take to timpsons ,yes I know, and have it pressure tested
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Old 5 November 2019, 08:02 AM   #9
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Seth , The watchmaker is Essex have a google , lovely guy and really happy to help out
I second that used him plenty

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Old 6 November 2019, 10:20 PM   #10
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Thanks for all your replies everyone. I'm gonna get a T19 superdome from Michael Young for my 1680. Have searched and read past posts on here. Great info! Any fresh stories and especially pics would be welcome too.
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