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  1. Zenith Grand Prix Paris 1900: maintainance guidance and information

    Zenith
    Hi, new to the forum. Found an family heirloom that belonged to my great-grandfather, born 1904. My grandmother speculated he got it from his uncle who lived in America in the 20's. I'm not sure whether watches like this were available in the US at the time, so not sure if that's the case. Any...
  2. Aevig Corvid watch battery replacement

    Public Forum
    Hi, I have two Aevig Corvid stealth black watches with dead batteries. One just came out of the box today (I was saving it for a special event for my son, he is off to Basic training next week and needed a watch). I have searched the web and cannot find any information on the replacement...
  3. Advice on wearing your watch on a daily basis.

    Public Forum
    I'm buying a new Rolex soon and I want to wear it to work (desk job), but I'm scared of scratching it. What are your tips and tricks for keeping your watch looking as pristine as possible while wearing it almost everyday. Thanks in advance.
  4. About To Launch a New Product – Need Some Feedback Please!

    Public Forum
    Hey guys, Last month we announced the partnership between Phigora and Watch Central. For those of you who may not know, Phigora is an online retailer specialized in pre-owned luxury watches and Watch Central is a luxury watch service and repair center. The specialists at Watch Central...
  5. We’re Partnering with Watch Central!

    Public Forum
    Hey WUS! I’m excited to announce that Phigora has partnered up with top luxury watch repair and maintenance center, Watch Central. As both our companies are based in New York City, it was a great fit for us to join forces to offer a complete experience for pre-owned watch buyers. As...
  6. Good or bad idea? Partial Maintenance @ Hamilton Service Center in L.A.

    Public Forum
    I am a happy owner of H38755751 | Hamilton Watch It's time to have the watch cleaned, according to the Hamilton documentation (Swatch Group U.S.) Does anyone have good or bad stories related to using a Service Center maintenance in LA? Thanks.
  7. Gasket Inspection / Replacement

    Casio G-Shock
    So I apologize if this has been done before. I did a brief search, but did not find anything exactly like this. Plus, members are coming and going everyday, so it won't hurt to stay current. I was perusing the FAQ's on the Casio Worldwide website and noticed one (of many) of the questions...
  8. What is the general consensus on lubricating crown threads thread

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    Watch grease / watch oil / clean out old lube with waxed dental tape / how often / how much / which brands / which formulas - compounds / wear & tear vs. lube vs. dust & grim buildup / any other concerns / ideas / techniques / reasons not to do / reasons to do / waterproofing enhancement / etc...
  9. Help: I've hit service interval times for my watches. At a crossroads, what to do?

    Public Forum
    Hi Fellow WUSkers, I started my collection 7 years ago, amassing 11 watches to date. I've also just hit my service timeframe where one is coming up for service one after the other. I want to know if some of you have experienced this and how you guys dealt with it. It makes me want to cull...
  10. Getting a high end watch serviced when there isn't any serious problem with the watch?

    High-end watches
    Straightforward question. Watch is quite okay (there is a pretty big scratch running right through the brand logo on the case that bothers me a lot, and the timekeeping accuracy is not perfect but at the same time not that bad either, etc). However, my stamped warranty soon runs out. I've seen...
  11. where to repair / maintenance!?

    Hamilton
    Hello all! I have a 6 year old Hamilton Jazzmaster auto-chrono. The chrono timer dial is misaligned (ill admit longer than i care to share). I need to run it for a minute and stop it to line up the dial. Having said that, it needs to be fixed, and it's time for a movement cleaning and then a...
  12. A Breitling Ethical Dilemma

    Breitling Fake Busters
    I'd be curious hear members' sentiments about fakes, as a way to sport the timepiece of one's dreams, day to day, while avoiding damage or excessive wear to the genuine article. I own and especially relish the Navitimer World with a brown Croc band. Although I wear it often enough, more often...
  13. Daily care of a non-WR hand-winding vintage watch?

    Vintage & Pocket watches
    I own a Universal Geneve Tri-Compax as well as an Omega WWW military watch. Both were made in around 1945 with manual movements. I was told the Tri-Compax is definitely not water-resistant in any way, so even light splashing is NOT okay. I'm afraid even wiping it with a damp cloth may damage...
  14. Can manufacturers change the hands for you?

    Public Forum
    Anybody here requested before, or know about whether or not we could ask them to "change" the hand not to a new one but to a different one? For example, I have this watch that has a dauphine hour/minute hand. And I send this for maintenance to the official brand service center in Europe. Can I...
  15. Blackbird Maintenance/Service Options?

    Breitling
    Friend has an approx 5 year old Blackbird Steel. Prudent to get maintenance performed, I'm sure, though cosmetically it is in outstanding shape. Breitling has a basic service for $170 and the complete overhaul for $750. Interested in whether it makes sense to go for a full overhaul at this...
  16. Newbie: Maintenance / trouble-shooting a skeleton clock

    Clock world
    I have a beautiful skeleton clock that has been very reliable until recently. After I wound it this week it will not tick for long. I didn't move it and have checked that it's level several times (the extent of my troubleshooting skills!). When I start the pendulum it swings freely and...
  17. Movescount Maintenance & Connexion issue

    Suunto
    Hi everyone, just seen this message to movescount facebook page: Not sure what it means, but this doesn't sounds good. I may be wrong...
  18. Multiple Watch Maintenance.....

    Public Forum
    Hi Everyone.... New to forum....Try to search for answer in faq but not having any luck finding it.... As time goes by, I found myself accumulate more and more watches... The watch which you don't wear as much does it make sense to pull the knob and stop it from running, or just let it run...
  19. Caring for my "new" Kienzle Selecta!

    Public Forum
    Hello All, I've recently taken possession of a unremarkable Kienzle Selecta wristwatch, nothing special I understand but it belonged to my grandfather and I am rather taken with it's appearance. unfortunately he's not around to give me a clue as to how often and how many times I should wind it...
  20. Cost of Servicing Blancpain

    High-end watches
    I live in the United States and I'm deciding whether I would like to purchase a Blancpain. One of the factors is the cost of future servicing and maintenance. Can anybody give me an idea of how much it'll cost, assuming there are no major problems? And if these watches often have major problems...
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