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My Angelus Chronodato (circa 1940-1950) loses 10 minutes everyday and its chronograph function isn't working properly (minute counter doesn't reset to zero, sometimes doesn't advance a tick after the chronograph hand completes 60 seconds).

I'm thinking of sending it for a servicing but am having no luck in finding a watchmaker in Singapore who can do the job.

So I did a quick google and found a couple of online watchmakers who do servicing of vintage timepieces.

1) Watchrepairs USA - Angelus Watch Repair Specialists - Watch Repairs USA
2) Watchrepair.cc - Antique Chronograph Wristwatch Repair, Mechanical Chronograph Watch Cleaning, Repair and Overhaul of Chronograph wrist watch
3) Chronodeco - chronodeco - Repair and Restoration

Anyone know if they are any good? Or has an alternative watchmaker to recommend?

The first 2 seemingly are capable of servicing any and all watches which make me somewhat wary.
 

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I have no experience with any of them but I believe that Chronodeco has an amazing reputation. I've seen several good reviews on WUS and also on my local Dutch watch forum.
 

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Ok thanks will drop Chronodeco an email.

Anyone else with an alternative suggestion - do let me know.
 

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Craig at Chronodeco restored my Chronodato. Great job but was expensive - parts hard to source and lots of time involved in my particular case. Not Craig's fault - just the state of the watch.
 

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I would suggest Alberto from Chronoworld.. Is one of the best watchmakers i have dealer with and a lover of Angelus watches. He owns several sf240 stations and a chronodato inherited by his father (also watchmaker) so he knows the stuff about the 217 calibers. his service of full restoration use to take arround 2 months and use to be 120-150 euros. I own a chronodato and never hesitate to leave mine to him. No better hands for this concrete model.
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Could you share in terms of a ball park cost that Craig charges to undertake a restoration of your Chronodato? Thanks

Craig at Chronodeco restored my Chronodato. Great job but was expensive - parts hard to source and lots of time involved in my particular case. Not Craig's fault - just the state of the watch.
 

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Complicated movement ... I have a Chronodato in service by my watchmaker, it's not the easiest to work on I guess.

For the records adding some pictures. There seems to be a date code alike number on the main plate under the balance wheel, mine says 12 52 ( Dec 1952 ? ), movement serial number is 654246 and caseback serial number is 278149 - may be useful if we want to put serial numbers vs manufacture dates together.

All photos are in custody of Ronald Prins ( Vintage horloges | Uw Klokkenmaker ):

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