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Got my AT back from overhaul service from the Sydney boutique.

They told me it would take up to 10 weeks but it was ready in 7 weeks.

It needed a service after 7 1/2 years due to the wheel that controls the hour hand slipping. Cost me AU$830 which is the standard service fee for a non-chronometer automatic watch.

I am going to test the accuracy over the next 24 hours. Hope it keeps to within 1 second per 24 hours like the brand new watch did for the first 2-3 years of its life.

To celebrate I took out all my watches and took some photos.







 

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Nice! It looks brand new.


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Great looking watch, love it on that brown leather strap. (y)
 

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Glad your overhaul was quicker than expected! I have a Railmaster I probably need to send their way.
 

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Nice! Did they re-finish it? If they did, they did an amazing job at not jacking up the edges.
 

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I like that AT8500.


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thanks for posting this, this is good information. I just purchased a pre owned AT 8500 with a warranty card dated 2013. It is running -3 sec per day which I am happy with. maybe it was serviced by the prior owner
 

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Great pics of not only the watch, but the cool boutique as well. Your AT looks really good on that leather strap.


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thanks for posting this, this is good information. I just purchased a pre owned AT 8500 with a warranty card dated 2013. It is running -3 sec per day which I am happy with. maybe it was serviced by the prior owner
-3 sec per day is fine. Given the cost of servicing, I personally wouldn't think about servicing until the daily error was over 10 seconds, or until something broke (my hour wheel broke so the hour hand wouldn't advance, this happened after 7 1/2 years of nearly daily wear).
 

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Nice, thanks for sharing, please let us know if it keeps good accuracy now.
Do you know if they swapped the mainsprings for new ones?
I set the time and checked after 24 hours, and it gains 3 seconds. I was hoping for a bit better, but it is within COSC standards. When I first bought it it was accurate to within 1 second per day for up to 2-3 years. But as we all know, we don't buy automatic watches for their accuracy..
 

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I am amazed at how few parts they replaced. When I brought my 1992 Chrono Seamaster for service (which had never been serviced through Omega, if ever) they replaced half the parts. I will take a picture of the parts, it is very impressive.
 
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