Please note: If your watch is not humming even with a new battery, it may need a new coil or coil set. Due to the high cost of coils these days (eg. 214 coils are generally around USD$130.00 + shipping on ebay) this may significantly increase repair cost. Of course, you are welcome to supply your own parts to save money. Parts are getting very expensive these days everywhere. Ebay seems to have levelled parts prices across the board. For Accutrons, there's no such thing as wholesale or trade prices for repairmen any more, but I do supply parts at my cost price to help keep repair charges down.
- Quotation for repair - US$20.00. Fully refundable if job proceeds. (Return shipping US$15.00 registered).
- Standard Service charge for ALL tuning fork watches (except Speedsonic or Esa 9210) is US$120.00. Servicing includes strip, clean, lubricate, reassemble, adjust, and new battery, but does not include parts.
- Speedsonic or Esa 9210 chronograph service charge is US$240.00 + parts. This is because of the substantial amount of work involved in doing these watches, not because of the brand name etc.
- Crystal Replacements - US$15.00 for regular generic crystals, in conjunction with clean/service. For Spaceviews, cost is more depending on the crystal required. I will generally use Clark crystals for these where available, unless otherwise requested. Other special crystals at extra cost also.
- Case Restorations - by quotation only.
- Return postage is US$15.00 by registered mail (or more if fast courier or insurance is required).
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Payment: I accept payment by Paypal, or if you are in Australia, bank transfer is preferred.
Turnaround time: When I repair watches, I like to test run them for at least 7-14 days to make sure that everything is 100% OK before I return them. So please allow about 5-6 weeks turnaround time, including postage time. Registered post usually takes around 10 days each way.
Some notes on the repairing of vintage watches: It should be noted that I cannot guarantee the waterproofness of any vintage watch. Even if the gaskets have been replaced, usually the crown seals are worn and in most cases can't be replaced. 214 crown gaskets can be replaced, but even so, 214's are not waterproof, even though it may say so on the case. In later years, Bulova stopped marking them as waterproof, for good reason. Sometimes crystals can leak if the case has dings or damage to the bezel or case top, or if it has a crystal that was not fitted properly. Even in the best circumstances, any vintage watch should be regarded as not even splash resistant, let alone shower proof or dive resistant. If you keep this in mind, then your watch will serve you well.
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