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Old 19 June 2010, 06:13 AM   #31
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I really like Tim Hayes at Ben Bridge in the Kitsap Mall. Rolex and Omega AD, reasonable price, quality workmanship.

Kitsap Mall
10315 Silverdale Mall Way NW
Silverdale, WA 98383

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Old 23 June 2010, 08:22 AM   #32
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Any one have a good one in the Chicago area, besides the one already posted because they dont have a website
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Old 30 June 2010, 03:40 AM   #33
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Any recommendations in DC and Northern VA area?
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Old 1 July 2010, 04:28 AM   #34
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Old 15 August 2010, 04:39 AM   #35
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01780 481319 or 020 7477 2224


Stamford and North London

robert looms relible watch maker as he makes his own STAMFORD
(Rutland, Leicestershire, Nottinghamshire, Lincolnshire and East Cambridgeshire)
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4 St Marys Hill . Stamford, Lincolnshire PE9 2DP
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london add im not sure
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Old 11 September 2010, 10:57 AM   #36
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How about any in eastern PA ( pennsylvania )??
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Old 2 November 2010, 04:30 AM   #37
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Hi,
Can anyone recommend a watchmaker in or near Boca Raton, Florida who can work on a 22 year old President?
Thanks....
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Old 13 November 2010, 09:48 PM   #38
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Karl Braunsteiner, Master WatchMaking
http://www.masterwatchmaking.com.au/

He is the official Audemars Piguet service agent.
I bought quite a number of Rolex from him in the 90s. He also trained one of the staff in Sydney RSC.
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Old 19 November 2010, 01:55 AM   #39
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Has anyone used USAWatch Service in New Hampshire....can you share your experience. I have a Tudor/Rolex Chrono which I would like serviced. thank you
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Old 3 December 2010, 01:36 AM   #40
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Was wondering if anyone knows a Independent watchmaker in the Kansas City area that would be a reasonable source to work on 5-10 watches per month.

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Old 1 January 2011, 04:19 AM   #41
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I really like Tim Hayes at Ben Bridge in the Kitsap Mall. Rolex and Omega AD, reasonable price, quality workmanship.

Kitsap Mall
10315 Silverdale Mall Way NW
Silverdale, WA 98383

360-698-3055

Ben Bridge has ALWAYS done well with me for the past 35 years.
2- 1665's and a 1500.
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Old 1 January 2011, 07:44 AM   #42
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How about the D.C. Metro Area?
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Old 2 January 2011, 01:29 AM   #43
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Bob Ridley--Watchmakers International: http://www.watchmakers.com/index.html
Bob is in a league of his own IMHO when it comes to vintage Rolex. He takes the time to educate you on the phone-30-45 minutes. He sends you multiple updates with pictures while the watch goes thru the process. Lastly-just having his paperwork with your watch-adds instant credibility and value to your watch as Bob is so well known and respected.
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Old 22 January 2011, 12:41 AM   #44
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royal jewelers fargo no their watchmaker just celebrated his 25th anniversary there, great guy and very interested in educating the consumer and collectors rather than just breaking cases and making money when i win the lotto i will be getting my patek from him and all i am going to do is tell him to put a watch on my wrist i will take it, trust him that much. had my 04 datejust serviced 7 days 350 bucks and includes warranty.
I live in Manhattan and need help with two watches from the '60s and '70s. Can you give me his specific info? It is hard for me to know whom to trust, but if you vouch for him, that would ease my mind. Perhaps send me a PM.
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Old 10 February 2011, 07:59 AM   #45
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If you are seeking a good Rolex watchmaker in central Texas, try:

David Throckmorton
5716 W Highway 290
Austin, TX 78735
(512) 495-9997

He is Rolex certified and been in the business for over 30 years.

You can find some information about him here.
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Old 17 February 2011, 01:50 PM   #46
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just wanted to share a pleasant experience with Shant and Carlos at Four Crowns, 608 S Hill, LA, CA, 213-488-3381.

They replaced the hands and crystal on my TT DJ, and also replaced the seals and made an adjustment to the movement, I was told something was too tight. All while I waited and it only took 45 minutes, and had nice talk about watches and their history.

They're all from the BH service center and even have their work stations from Rolex. They opened up shop when the BH SC closed down.

I'm really happy with the customer service I received and the fact they fixed exactly what I wanted in 45 minutes instead of the 6-8 week turn around I was quoted from the Dallas SC.
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Old 18 February 2011, 10:21 PM   #47
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Hi there my name is Stanley Mason I am the head watchmaker at Wristwatch Doc.
we service all Types of mechanical Watches Mainly Rolex,Cartier,Omega

Wristwatch Doc.
Columbia Sc.
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Old 22 February 2011, 01:38 PM   #48
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In SAN DIEGO, SO CAL or THE USA...

Call Mr. Tom Doan of D's Time Service. Located in downtown San Diego. He is a fantastic watchmaker, very knowledgeable guy and a just a very nice person. He will do a GREAT job with your Rolex, or any other swiss watch you have. Repairs, services and restorations and great prices. Check out his website: www.dstimeservice.com

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Old 5 March 2011, 03:17 PM   #49
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In Portland, Oregon USA

Two great indendent watchmakers in Portland:

Alex's Watchworks and Crown Jewelers.

You will be well served at either. I have used both and they are both good. Alex's is downtown Portland. Alex is the owner, really knows his stuff and has two Rolex trained guys. Great pre-owned inventory as well. Their phone is 503-223-1368.

Crown Jewelers is out in Clackamas in the Town Center Promenade. Tom Madison is the owner/watchmaker. 30 years experience. Currently has a heck of a nice 1016 Explorer FS BTW.... Their number is 503-659-4459.


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Old 19 March 2011, 03:42 PM   #50
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Anyone have any experience with Peter Schuler in Beverly Hills? Apparently he is RSC BH trained and has been in business for decades.
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Old 6 April 2011, 11:59 AM   #51
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In Menlo Park, CA I used Franz Lorist for many years. I am now in Texas and close to Bob Ridley. If I needed some work while in the SF Bay Area, I would definitely go to Franz.

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Old 4 June 2011, 02:28 PM   #52
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IN Toronto Check out MY watchmaker he worked at Cartier and in middle east for 30 years let me know if i can help and TRF members
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Old 8 June 2011, 12:00 AM   #53
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Cool guy in Clearwater, FL: ebay username is "grand-central-sell-4-u"

He has a ton of NOS parts and an awesome deal at $250 to overhaul your rolex and completely restore the outside to new.
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Old 27 June 2011, 09:07 PM   #54
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Based on others recommendations on this forum (and dissatisfaction with Rolex Dallas SC work), I had Rik Dietel of http://TimeCareInc.Com work on my Rolex DateJust midsize watches. He is Rolex Certified and Rolex Repair/Parts Authorized. Based in Seminole Florida, he is readily available to communicate with you for your Rolex servicing needs. His work on my watches was superb and his polishing/detailing skills was far superior to what I got at RSC. His service prices were half of what was charged to me at RSC. Finally, I never had more than a 4 day wait for my watches to be sent back to me!! Compare that to RSC! Rik comes highly recommended by me!
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Old 11 July 2011, 01:46 AM   #55
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Old 14 July 2011, 05:55 PM   #56
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Old 17 July 2011, 11:41 PM   #57
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How about any in eastern PA ( pennsylvania )??

I have used Mark Sirianni Watch Repair in Kane PA. He is great and very reasonable pricing
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Old 28 December 2011, 02:45 AM   #58
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I'm considering buying a used Rolex from a private party in central florida, looking for a watchmaker to inspect and verify it. Any suggestions?
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Old 29 December 2011, 05:24 PM   #59
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I'm considering buying a used Rolex from a private party in central florida, looking for a watchmaker to inspect and verify it. Any suggestions?
Rik Dietel comes highly recommended. He is located in Seminole, Fl


Time Care Inc.
P.O.Box 7489
Seminole, Florida. 33775

Phone: 727-215-8870
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Old 22 January 2012, 02:19 PM   #60
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looking to restore a Gold vintage Rolex in south FL,
Put all my saving on it, need a reliable professional to fix it
Any recommendations? Thanks in advance
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