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    Anyone used Timpsons for watch repairs?

    The Raketa Olympic I bought from eBay arrived with the crystal practically hanging off.
    The Tesco just down the road for me has a Timpsons that does watch repairs... Could they screw up replacing the knackered crystal with plexiglass?
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    I thought they started out doing shoe repairs and key cutting ? .........

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    I thought they started out doing shoe repairs and key cutting ? .........
    Yep, they've branched out
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    They ship automatic watches out to central workshops rather than in house.

    I bought a battery for life from them for my Tag Kirium and I've never had a problem, I always find their service excellent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scottjc View Post
    They ship automatic watches out to central workshops rather than in house.

    I bought a battery for life from them for my Tag Kirium and I've never had a problem, I always find their service excellent.

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    Thanks, that's good to know. I've used Ryte Time in the past for servicing, but given that I only paid 15 for the watch I don't really want to have to deal with 10 of postage charges on top of the repair.

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    I don't know what their prices are for servicing, I would think that they could be quite high if they're sending them away.
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    Quote Originally Posted by scottjc View Post
    I don't know what their prices are for servicing, I would think that they could be quite high if they're sending them away.
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    It's running fine, so all I need is the plexiglass fitted.
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    Quote Originally Posted by whatmeworry View Post
    It's running fine, so all I need is the plexiglass fitted.

    They may well be able to do that in the shop, worth asking anyway.
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    some of the old Russian just pop in and out of the case are you sure you don't just need to pop it back in ? the sekonda de luxe is like that
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    Quote Originally Posted by is that my watch View Post
    some of the old Russian just pop in and out of the case are you sure you don't just need to pop it back in ? the sekonda de luxe is like that
    No, it's knackered, it's like it's got brittle and cracked. I'll post a pic tomorrow
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