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Old 3 January 2012, 10:43 PM   #31
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Good to hear that there is a viable option out there if needed. As stated new bracelets can be rather expensive.
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Old 4 January 2012, 03:31 AM   #32
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Good to hear that there is a viable option out there if needed. As stated new bracelets can be rather expensive.
Michael is a VERY viable option. I sent a second bracelet out to him a week ago via FedEx which cut the outbid transport time by almost twelve days versus using USPS.

He sent me an email yesterday, two days after receiving my bracelet, stating the following;

Hi there:

Just went to the post office and picked up your band. I have already put it in the queue and normally takes 8-10 weeks. But since we are limited in manpower there might be some delays if there is a tricky project in between, please be a little patient.

I shall email you once it is ready, and payment via paypal shall be requested then.


I have no problem with this minimal level of communication and happy with the service and the value offered. I just spent $2450 to buy a NEW TT 18k/SS oyster bracelet from my local Rolex AD for my 16753. Fortunately, I have a long standing relationship with them and they offered me a $300 discount on the purchase without my having to ask.

All the old ladies who need hand holding, please keep your stretched bracelets safe and sound in your possession so as not to clutter up the backlog of Mr. Young.
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Old 7 January 2012, 04:12 AM   #33
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All the old ladies who need hand holding, please keep your stretched bracelets safe and sound in your possession so as not to clutter up the backlog of Mr. Young.

Lol, x2.
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Old 9 January 2012, 01:00 AM   #34
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I will post before and after pictures later but can tell you that the result is VERY nice. Regarding time: I shipped out 24 October, MY received the bracelet early November, mailed me that it was ready 1 December and I got it back 10 days later.
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Old 9 January 2012, 01:16 AM   #35
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VERY nice!
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Old 9 January 2012, 04:37 AM   #36
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Old 9 January 2012, 04:48 AM   #37
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Old 9 January 2012, 04:48 AM   #38
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looks great.

i'd be curious to see a shot of the bracelets hanging to accurately show stretch or lack of?
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Old 9 January 2012, 05:38 AM   #39
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Stretch? There is NO stretch..... Bracelet is like NEW.
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Old 9 January 2012, 10:11 AM   #40
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any pics..

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Stretch? There is NO stretch..... Bracelet is like NEW.
any pics of the back side? Were the rivets and pins replaced? thanks in advance.. Looks great.
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Old 9 January 2012, 10:18 AM   #41
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Mr Young is a master!!

That bracelet looks awesome!
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Old 9 January 2012, 01:09 PM   #42
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Great work!!
Awesome!
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Old 9 January 2012, 06:19 PM   #43
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Nice to know these old bracelets can be brought back to such a nice condition.
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Old 17 January 2012, 07:26 AM   #44
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any pics of the back side? Were the rivets and pins replaced? thanks in advance.. Looks great.
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I assume (as in almost know for sure) that everything is replaced. Requested picture (and I have no 'before' of the back side):

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Old 12 February 2012, 05:21 PM   #45
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Here is the result of a Michael Young $150 bracelet refurbishment job:

Three bracelets for comparison

Top bracelet:Untouched stretched 14/SS Jubilee bracelet = moderate stretch
Middle bracelet: Brand new SS Rolex jubilee band never worn = New NO stretch
Bottom bracelet:14k/SS Jubilee bracelet refurbished/tightened by Michael Young*

* The bottom bracelet had MORE stretch than the top bracelet before Mr. Young tightened it!!!!





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Old 12 February 2012, 09:57 PM   #46
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The pix with the bracelets curved really show the difference.
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Old 13 February 2012, 12:51 AM   #47
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Hi Everyone. I'm new to trf and joined this thread late. I have a bi metalic jubilee I would like to send MY now Ive heard all your experiances. Can somone post all his contact details for me. Thanks!
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Old 13 February 2012, 12:53 AM   #48
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How does he actually do it?
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Old 13 February 2012, 12:53 AM   #49
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That looks amazing
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Old 13 February 2012, 01:02 AM   #50
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*salute* amazing work
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Old 13 February 2012, 03:53 AM   #51
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Be advised/fore warned, you have to send him the band and forget about it until he sends you an e mail saying it is ready and that you need to pay him.

Some TRF members need waaaaaayyyy too much hand holding to do business like that. In fact there are several he will not accept work from because is not worth the headache and hassle for the service he does versus the money he charges.

A big part of the wait time is the bracelet in transit. It took almost 15 days for it to get to him via USPS. He does have a Fed Ex address if you choose to use FedEx/DHL ect pwhich is what I do now.

The band is not like brand new, but it's damn close for only $150 and it will extend the life of a TT bracelet that others would be eyeing for scrap value of the gold links.

As soon as I got the bracelet in the photos back I sent him the top bracelet. When I et it back I will post the after photos for comparison purposes.

Cheers!

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Old 13 February 2012, 04:36 AM   #52
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Thanks for the update

With results like that it's worth the wait, the price is cheap and I think I'll start looking for a TT jubilee and buy it and send it to MY.

I think you can come out ahead doing it this way as unworn, un-stretched jubilee's are pretty pricey
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Old 13 February 2012, 08:43 AM   #53
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Old 7 March 2012, 06:07 AM   #54
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where and how can i contact Michael?
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Old 7 March 2012, 06:21 AM   #55
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Wow, some great work!
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This may be him:
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Did someone here on TRF ever did send a President bracelet to Mr MY ?
Please do advice on the work you received.
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Old 7 March 2012, 06:56 AM   #58
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Yes that is Michael's website. FYI, the top stretched TT jubilee bracelet in my photos above has been with Michael over a month now and if the lat was any I dictator, it should be back by month end and I will post photos again.
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Old 11 March 2012, 09:30 PM   #59
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Did someone here on TRF ever did send a President bracelet to Mr MY ?
Please do advice on the work you received.
About 3 years ago I sent my Bark President bracelet to Michael Young for repair.

Here are before and after pictures of my bracelet.

The first picture is before I sent the bracelet to Michael Young. The next two are after the "tightened" bracelet was returned.

MY also installed the two links that I had removed as the bracelet "stretched" over the 30 years I owned the watch. The restored bracelet would have been too small for my wrist without these two links.

I am thrilled with the results.
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