Automatic Watch Servicing (Seiko, Omega, TAG, Bergeon, Rolex) from £59.99 @ eBay/Watch Kings
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Automatic Watch Servicing (Seiko, Omega, TAG, Bergeon, Rolex) from £59.99 @ eBay/Watch Kings

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Found 12th FebEdited by:"MrJinxy"
This will probably go cold, but it may be useful to someone. I have a Seiko 5 and it slowed down to the point where it would lose 5 mins a day. I went looking locally for a watch specialist but was being quoted over £100 to get it serviced. I looked online and came across watch kings on eBay, their feedback was good so i went with it.

I messaged them first to tell them of my problem and they told me what option to go with, they also do other repairs for all kinds of watches. Luckily eBay had that 20% off anything offer on just after Xmas so i got it for around £50 but i was still willing to pay the £65.

The way it works, you choose which service option to go for, send your watch to them (at your expense) i recommend next day special so its insured and that's it. They pay for the return postage. It took mine approx 4 weeks to come back, it was fixed, serviced and all cleaned up. Very happy with the service.
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Or maybe you could service it yourself
Doesn't seem a good idea to me, to send by post a couple of grand worth watch to someone I don't really know..
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Servicing has been the bane of automatic watches.. You take great care of your watch making sure there’s never a blemish on it then you send it off for servicing and a lot of the time it comes back with a scratch or the water proofing is lost because they didn’t seal it properly.
Edited by: "dush_yant" 12th Feb
Shame they don’t do brietling, though I did notice the Rolex service is not from this price. Heat added anyway.
Did they tell you what they did to fix it
You could buy a new Seiko 5 for that much!
I have no time for this kind of deal.
Or maybe you could service it yourself
Doesn't seem a good idea to me, to send by post a couple of grand worth watch to someone I don't really know..
I sent them a message two or three weeks ago about my Seiko which needs a bit of work but they never responded. Seem to do good work though based on their reviews.
Hmmmmm. I'm a bit torn. Been quoted £300+ elsewhere for an Omega service so price wise this is tempting but also a bit worried sending off my antique watch to some random guy off the internet!
Would I risk sending either of my watches to an Ebay seller, erm nope. Even if it costs hundreds i'd rather them go through the likes of Goldsmiths where they were bought or whoever they recommend.
Cold from me.
No way I would trust anyone other than Rolex Service Centre with any of my watches.

Expensive for a reason....

Nearly bought a second hand DSSD (a Rolex Seadweller to those who ain’t a clue) from a dealers that had been serviced by someone like this eBay company.
Watch hadn’t had the correct manufactures seals fitted and wasn’t properly pressure tested or watertight anymore.
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I understand the worries of sending a watch but feedback speaks for it's self - feedback.ebay.co.uk/ws/…ler

The risk for me was low as i was only sending a Seiko.
Just another note that when i purchased my Oris automatic fro Goldsmiths they said i could use Tesco voucher to pay for the cost but i dont know if this was some iffy sales pitch?
Technoman210 h, 28 m ago

Or maybe you could service it yourself[Video]



Not really a job for 'it' when you look at the lube prices. Ok if you are doing a number of movements.
thethinwhiteduke8 h, 28 m ago

Here you …Here you go:https://www.amazon.co.uk/Seiko-Analogue-Automatic-Self-Winding-Stainless/dp/B000KKO84O


Not quite the style of Seiko om personally after, but that's a cracking price. Thank you.
mjwatt7712th Feb

I sent them a message two or three weeks ago about my Seiko which needs a …I sent them a message two or three weeks ago about my Seiko which needs a bit of work but they never responded. Seem to do good work though based on their reviews.


Yes I sent them a message too, like you, no response so I guess that tells you everything you need to know
Who in the right mind would send their expensive watch to an "Ebay" seller to save on service costs? If you can't afford to send your watch to the manufacturer to service properlt then you probably can't afford to keep that watch?

Agreed that manufacturer costs can be considered steep, but the notion of sending your couple grand watch to someone via Ebay is just mad.
thethinwhiteduke21 h, 58 m ago

Here you …Here you go:https://www.amazon.co.uk/Seiko-Analogue-Automatic-Self-Winding-Stainless/dp/B000KKO84O


They are normally priced in that region.
valhallablue12th Feb

Shame they don’t do brietling, though I did notice the Rolex service is n …Shame they don’t do brietling, though I did notice the Rolex service is not from this price. Heat added anyway.


Nothing against this company. But I wouldn't feel comfortable sending such a valuable item off in the post to an eBay shop to be serviced or repaired. If something goes wrong, you've probably got little to no come back from them. Maybe PayPal might do something for you, but I wouldn't like to take the chance. And I highly doubt you'd get any support from Brietling or Rolex for repairs done at a non-authorised repairer. I mean you wouldn't take a Lambo or ferrari to be serviced or repaired at Kwik-Fit.

Heat for what it is though OP
Edited by: "Dekard97" 13th Feb
japes12th Feb

Hmmmmm. I'm a bit torn. Been quoted £300+ elsewhere for an Omega service …Hmmmmm. I'm a bit torn. Been quoted £300+ elsewhere for an Omega service so price wise this is tempting but also a bit worried sending off my antique watch to some random guy off the internet!


Yes the trouble is that generally as your watch gets older it loses value, so if you were to measure the cost of a service compared to the value of your watch it gets comparatively more expensive.

There is a tipping point where it becomes good value again though, because once your watch reaches a certain age it's the Omega factory in Switzerland that service them rather than the UK service centres.

Couldn't get a good clip, but the factory is amazing inside. Featured in this episode when Michael Portillo visits Geneva.

bbc.co.uk/pro…45n
Edited by: "Sharps87" 13th Feb
Meathotukdeals12th Feb

Not really a job for 'it' when you look at the lube prices. Ok if you are …Not really a job for 'it' when you look at the lube prices. Ok if you are doing a number of movements.


You will also need movement cleaning machine (old skool or ultrasonic), case opening tools, hand removers and press, very good screw drivers, tweezers, eye loupe and movement holder.

That's in addition to very steady hands and a decent understanding of how a mechanical watch works.
You can find trusted independent watch repairers on most enthusiast forums. Going rate is around 60 for basic watch and 120ish for chrono.
whopaysrrp1 h, 3 m ago

They are normally priced in that region.


And? The user requested a link for a Seiko 5 around £60, so I provided one. I didn't suggest it was some kind of special deal but thanks for your input anyway.
japes12th Feb

Hmmmmm. I'm a bit torn. Been quoted £300+ elsewhere for an Omega service …Hmmmmm. I'm a bit torn. Been quoted £300+ elsewhere for an Omega service so price wise this is tempting but also a bit worried sending off my antique watch to some random guy off the internet!


Omega want £500 to service my GMT chrono aqua terra 😖
edgeone46 m ago

You will also need movement cleaning machine (old skool or ultrasonic), …You will also need movement cleaning machine (old skool or ultrasonic), case opening tools, hand removers and press, very good screw drivers, tweezers, eye loupe and movement holder.That's in addition to very steady hands and a decent understanding of how a mechanical watch works.You can find trusted independent watch repairers on most enthusiast forums. Going rate is around 60 for basic watch and 120ish for chrono.



LOL I know that mate as I've bought most of it (sent the press back to Amazon tho) and some cheap lubes to try my hand at servicing basic winding mechs. I've still not got around to it tho. Another project waiting in line. Mind I did Google the synthetic lubes when I posted and you could get some down in the 3 gram region which was much better than the 10 g IIRC when I had this rush of blood to the head and bought most of the kit I'd need.

One day I'll...

PS wasn't going to get any fancy cleaning machine. Just Ronsonol (spelling?) and jam jars.
Meathotukdeals3 m ago

LOL I know that mate as I've bought most of it (sent the press back to …LOL I know that mate as I've bought most of it (sent the press back to Amazon tho) and some cheap lubes to try my hand at servicing basic winding mechs. I've still not got around to it tho. Another project waiting in line. Mind I did Google the synthetic lubes when I posted and you could get some down in the 3 gram region which was much better than the 10 g IIRC when I had this rush of blood to the head and bought most of the kit I'd need. One day I'll... PS wasn't going to get any fancy cleaning machine. Just Ronsonol (spelling?) and jam jars.



Ronsonol isn't anything I have seen on any Watch forums. Just an idea when I was into large format photography and it was rated for cleaning some parts of shutters and leaving no residue.
Meathotukdeals6 m ago

LOL I know that mate as I've bought most of it (sent the press back to …LOL I know that mate as I've bought most of it (sent the press back to Amazon tho) and some cheap lubes to try my hand at servicing basic winding mechs. I've still not got around to it tho. Another project waiting in line. Mind I did Google the synthetic lubes when I posted and you could get some down in the 3 gram region which was much better than the 10 g IIRC when I had this rush of blood to the head and bought most of the kit I'd need. One day I'll... PS wasn't going to get any fancy cleaning machine. Just Ronsonol (spelling?) and jam jars.


Ha. We're in a very similar position. I got a number of cheap autos off of ebay to "practice" on. I've done bits and pieces but not confident enough yet to have a go on my expensive watches.

You can get away with a single universal lube if you don't care too much otherwise your looking at 3 or 4 different types and as you know they're not cheap. A hobby I think I will take up on retirement
Urizen20037 h, 42 m ago

Several on Ebay around that …Several on Ebay around that price!https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/SEIKO-SNXS77K-Seiko-5-Automatic-Blue-Dial-Day-Date-Watch-Authorised-UK-Stockist/282828374664?epid=2213529214&hash=item41d9e28288:g:Ci8AAOSwa81aKrBC



Watch out there. I watch the Indian watch sellers' stuff and for about 6 month to a year ago they have been selling vintage Seikos / Citizens / Richos. All fakes (by inference). Some UK buyers get them and re-sell here. Granted you specified a seemingly 'legit' biz but the fakery going on now is crazy.
edgeone3 m ago

Ha. We're in a very similar position. I got a number of cheap autos off of …Ha. We're in a very similar position. I got a number of cheap autos off of ebay to "practice" on. I've done bits and pieces but not confident enough yet to have a go on my expensive watches.You can get away with a single universal lube if you don't care too much otherwise your looking at 3 or 4 different types and as you know they're not cheap. A hobby I think I will take up on retirement



I've seen something called Liquid Bearings touted for watch repairs. I got three different viscosities of lube. Didn't bother with grease. Shouldn't have bothered with the lubes.
Meathotukdeals9 m ago

I've seen something called Liquid Bearings touted for watch repairs. I got …I've seen something called Liquid Bearings touted for watch repairs. I got three different viscosities of lube. Didn't bother with grease. Shouldn't have bothered with the lubes.


A friend who has worked on some of my vintage pieces will only use Moebius, couldn't believe how expensive the stuff is. Goes a long way though....
japes12th Feb

Hmmmmm. I'm a bit torn. Been quoted £300+ elsewhere for an Omega service …Hmmmmm. I'm a bit torn. Been quoted £300+ elsewhere for an Omega service so price wise this is tempting but also a bit worried sending off my antique watch to some random guy off the internet!


Not sure what this includes but an omega service they replace parts inside and outside to get your watch looking like new, something to bear in mind as this one may not include the same
seriously?
Got a quinting watch but can't find anyone in the UK who's authorised to work on it. Pain in the behind.
Edited by: "bfam" 14th Feb
Meathotukdeals2 h, 34 m ago

LOL I know that mate as I've bought most of it (sent the press back to …LOL I know that mate as I've bought most of it (sent the press back to Amazon tho) and some cheap lubes to try my hand at servicing basic winding mechs. I've still not got around to it tho. Another project waiting in line. Mind I did Google the synthetic lubes when I posted and you could get some down in the 3 gram region which was much better than the 10 g IIRC when I had this rush of blood to the head and bought most of the kit I'd need. One day I'll... PS wasn't going to get any fancy cleaning machine. Just Ronsonol (spelling?) and jam jars.


I've also had a go at watch servicing on the many duds I've picked up in various batches at local auction houses and one thing I've found is that watch repair isn't like DIY or replacing parts in your car or washing machine, you really can't YouTube it and feel your way through. The right equipment is a must and some actual motor skills and aptitude are required. It's so easy for a microscopic screw to ping away off your tweezers never to be seen again, well until you next hoover the room, that is.

Respect to any one who makes a go of this!
blackrat6210 h, 28 m ago

£41 actually - free …£41 actually - free delivery.http://www.creationwatches.com/products/seiko-automatic-sports-89/index-1-3a.html


Buying from creationwatches nowadays results in almost certain import duties to be paid as they declare full value.
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