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Old 29 October 2013, 07:55 AM   #91
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Turns out that I used Rik for my Omega Seamaster a couple times years ago.
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Old 29 October 2013, 09:07 AM   #92
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San Diego. CA

http://www.dstimeservice.com/index.html

Tom is the owner and he is a master watch maker. Highly recommended! He as rebuilt all my Rolex watches.
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Old 26 November 2013, 09:08 AM   #93
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Atlanta recco?

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Old 27 November 2013, 07:15 AM   #94
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Anyone have a recommendation in Phoenix, AZ area? Or should I just head over to SD and see Tom @ dstimeservice?
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Old 2 December 2013, 07:18 AM   #95
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Colorado Rolex Service

I wanted to add the following watchmaker to the list:

http://www.matheusfinewatches.com/

They are located in Highlands Ranch, CO. This is a suburb of Denver, CO.

They have a Rolex parts account, and do a great job with a full service. I had a chance to meet Tim (a watchmaker there) and see their operations. They have done my families Sub and vintage Air King a few times.

They offer a two year warranty, and are priced just below the RSC's.

Matheu's Fine Watches is good to go!
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Old 5 December 2013, 07:30 PM   #96
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Anybody in the UK...there's only really two to go to.

Tylden Reed and Chris Heal.

Tylden repaired and renovated my dead Oyster Date and is probably one of the only guys who can now service the watch (he was recommended to me by Rolex Bexley).
http://www.tyldenreed.co.uk/

Chris, I have not used yet but he is highly regarded and has always been professional, polite and prompt in our correspondence.
http://www.chealwatch.co.uk/

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Great resource, thanks guys.

Is there any update in the UK or London recommendations in the last few years?
Looking to get a vintage datejust repaired, and don't want any "refurbishments" done by RSC at the same time.
(Would also rather not pay RSC costs if possible.)
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Old 9 December 2013, 09:34 AM   #97
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I wanted to add the following watchmaker to the list:

http://www.matheusfinewatches.com/

They are located in Highlands Ranch, CO. This is a suburb of Denver, CO.

They have a Rolex parts account, and do a great job with a full service. I had a chance to meet Tim (a watchmaker there) and see their operations. They have done my families Sub and vintage Air King a few times.

They offer a two year warranty, and are priced just below the RSC's.

Matheu's Fine Watches is good to go!
I've had a bad experience there. I asked them to polish a small scratch on a lug of my Nomos before I sold it. They tried but didn't do very well but there was no charge. When I got home I saw they scratched the case back. I went back and they denied the case back scratch and wanted $250 to polish both out because they said the needed to disassemble the case to polish out the light scratches I declined and cleaned up both with a Cape Cod.


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Old 17 January 2014, 12:40 PM   #98
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Can anybody recommend me a watchmaker in Montreal,Quebec,Canada?
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Old 21 January 2014, 11:49 AM   #99
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Get ahold of Rik at Time Care Inc....he'll make it right. Guaranteed.

Can't let this comment go without response.

Recently had my Speedmaster serviced by Rik.
Long story short; he was not responsive to my issue
with his work.
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Old 21 January 2014, 01:56 PM   #100
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I wasn't going to say anything unless someone else did, but I sent 4 watches to him end of January of last year. I asked how things were going in May and was told another week or so. Asked again in June, was told next week. Asked in July, then August when I was told 95% done. October, nothing. Last week, nothing.

So they've been gone almost a year now. No word for the past 6 months.
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Old 23 January 2014, 08:37 AM   #101
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The last two comments are in line with my only two (phone) contacts with Rik: neither responsive nor sounding interested in my business. So I took it elsewhere.
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Old 3 February 2014, 11:30 AM   #102
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To Docar not sure what issue you had with your speedmaster but I believe that maybe it was the crystal issue which I addressed and as I said crystal replacement is up to the watchmaker and the owner and if you had wanted it replaced it would have been done when we initially talked about your watch. Not all crystals are replaced during a routine service especially on an obsolete watch. As I stated in my email if you want a crystal I would be more than happy to order one and install at whatever the cost is for such a crystal. I believe that was the only issue you mentioned in your letter. Rik
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Old 3 February 2014, 11:35 AM   #103
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Mikki I emailed you 2 weeks or so ago after you said that you might want to call it quits and asked to call and discuss sourcing parts for 80 plus year old watches is difficult at best and time consuming so it is done during down time which unfortunately hasnt been around lately seeing as all these parts have to be fit my hand no catalogues to just point and order a part. If you would like me to return them unfinished all you need to do is ask one is done the other needs one parts that I have just not been able to find so far so if you can wait I will continue to look if not I understand. Thanx Rik
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Old 3 February 2014, 11:40 AM   #104
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Pivo I dont kow what watch you called about to have repaired but I dont fix all brands and I talk to 50 plus people a day so refresh my memory and if you have already had it fixed sorry about that. I do my best to be instructive and courteous when talking to customers but some watches can't be fixed or parts can not be sourced and some watches are meant to be worn and when they stop throw them away it's the world we live in. I don't work on Timex either does this make me a bad guy? Thanx Rik
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Old 8 February 2014, 10:08 AM   #105
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I don't know about the 3 previous comments, Ive sent dozens of watches to Rikki. All services done well with in reason of time and value. Ive nothing but good to say and have had nothing but great service. Great communication. All around nice guy and awesome watchmaker!
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Old 10 February 2014, 03:10 PM   #106
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Hi, I would recommend 2 places in Chicago:

1) Sutter's Watch Repair, a Rolex Authorized Service Center

2) Fine Swiss Watch Repair, run by Kent, a Rolex Certified Watchmaker.

Both are great, but the advantage with Kent is that you can communicate with him directly. At RSCs, you never get to communicate directly with the technician or watchmaker.

Also, his pricing and turnaround is typically better than an RSC.

Hope this helps!
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Old 19 February 2014, 10:18 AM   #107
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I don't know about the 3 previous comments, Ive sent dozens of watches to Rikki. All services done well with in reason of time and value. Ive nothing but good to say and have had nothing but great service. Great communication. All around nice guy and awesome watchmaker!
Agree with this 110% - he will be servicing another watch for me this week and I have already had three done by him.
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Old 21 February 2014, 12:50 AM   #108
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Agree with this 110% - he will be servicing another watch for me this week and I have already had three done by him.
Sending one to Rik right now!
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Old 7 March 2014, 04:35 PM   #109
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I know this is kinda a long shot but I have a Raymond Weil I bought 27 years ago that I would like to see about getting repaired. It's not worth much but has some sentimental value to me. It's a quartz watch. I sent it into the RW repair/warranty place here where I live and they wanted to charge me some astronomical amount to replace the movement. The shop seemed kinda shady to me.
Anyway, any help would be appreciated in terms of ideas on where to send it.
Thanks in advance.
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Old 10 March 2014, 02:19 AM   #110
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Depending on the movement, it's probably a ETA or Rhonda. The movement can usually be replaced for 80-150 depending on what it is. Being 27 years old it's more economical to replace the movement than service.
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Old 31 March 2014, 07:08 AM   #111
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Philadelphia, pa. Sam kalter

The one, the only, Sam Kalter, 127 South 7th Street. Philadelphia, Pa. 19106
Sam is Rolex Certified. He attended the Bowman School in Lancaster, Pa.(school now defunct sadly), and then was trained for an additional two years in Switzerland. He has been through the Rolex Factory in Switzerland many times, and through most of the major watch brand facilities. He's honest, and is highly qualified to work on (almost) any watch you have. His rates are fair and reasonable.

Tel. 215-629-1022

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Old 17 April 2014, 04:42 PM   #112
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Try this list

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Old 17 May 2014, 01:08 PM   #113
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Has anyone used Qualitytyme.net in St. Petersburg, Florida. I have a watch to be serviced.
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Old 4 June 2014, 08:39 AM   #114
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Old 8 June 2014, 09:59 AM   #115
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Old 21 March 2015, 01:12 AM   #116
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The Watch Doctor in Kane, Pa. Reference needed

I am seeking reference about Rolex watch repair service by Kane Pa. watchmaker THE WATCH DOCTOR. Looking forward to all replies, thank you.
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Old 8 April 2015, 09:58 PM   #117
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I got my watch serviced at Xupes, ask for Sam, she was very helpful!
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Old 13 April 2015, 05:03 AM   #118
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How about Sacramento or Stockton, CA

I'd prefer not to have to mail the watch, if possible.

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Old 18 May 2015, 12:54 AM   #119
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Good evening forumite , one week ago I was seized with the thought to buy new watch in internet store and was suggested the link of the store
http://www.authenticwatchstore.com/
My question is that , what do you think about this shop ? Does it really sell original watches. Who can give me answer ? I'm waiting for your responses.
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Old 25 October 2015, 08:10 AM   #120
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Anywhere in the Oklahoma/Missouri/Arkansas/Kansas area? Needing gaskets and pressure test for an incoming 16570.
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