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22 April 2010 @ 08:13 am
Pocket Watches  
LT409 and UD25 are now working, ticking away quietly on the coffee table in front of me, and with the right faces on too this time. They came back from the jewellers/watchmenders the first time with the faces swapped, so that LT had bold late deco period Roman numerals and UD had exuberantly stylish 40's?50's Arabic. Luckily the repairer owned up when questioned about this and put it right without complaint. LT needed a new mainspring and service, total cost £75, and UD just needed a service for £50. One of them (no one's sure which, now) required a new top balance pivot (I think). Many, many thanks to duoinchains.
duoinchainsduoinchains on April 22nd, 2010 05:43 pm (UTC)
You're welcome ^_^

Just out of interest, where did you get them serviced/repaired please??

Those prices are better than any quotes I've had so far and I still need to get the 3 intact ones we kept sorted out.
ridley_walkerridley_walker on April 22nd, 2010 10:27 pm (UTC)
Hallmark Jewellers in Royston is the outlet. They accept watches for repair by a gentleman called Brian Bulley, and it was good to be able to speak to him personally before deciding. I can give you his number (text me and I'll reply) if you like, or you can probably find the shop's number and get his number from them. He lives in Royston, so it's a local business (League of Gentlemen cues unintended). I suggest you make contact with him personally and take it from there. Let us know if we can help out physically getting your watches to him and back again, e.g. if you're visiting/passing this way and leave them with us in preference to using parcel post. If you send them all at once it might be best to make a note of the numbers and the features that distinguish them, though I doubt he'd make the same mistake again :-)