My Submariner out for a full service.

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My Submariner out for a full service.

Post by john wilson » Wed Jan 31, 2018 12:16 am

It's the M116610LM. Sent to Lititz PA. Refinishing case and service $700.00. $100.00 shipping and insurance and 4 weeks turn around time.
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Post by JP Chestnut » Wed Jan 31, 2018 4:22 am

$100 for shipping seems expensive but $700 for a service isn't bad.

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Post by Grahamcombat » Wed Jan 31, 2018 4:54 am

4 weeks seems pretty good too

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Post by rockmastermike » Wed Jan 31, 2018 5:58 am

I used Brown & Co in ATL and they sent my LV to Lititz, PA last Nov for service and new crystal and also returned in 4 weeks. Exceptional work and decent price. Also got an appraisal letter saying the replacement watch should be the LVc.

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Post by TSD » Wed Jan 31, 2018 9:33 am

rockmastermike wrote:
Wed Jan 31, 2018 5:58 am
Also got an appraisal letter saying the replacement watch should be the LVc.
Man, I’d be pissed though if I had your awesome LV and had to take the LVc as a loss replacement.

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Post by JP Chestnut » Wed Jan 31, 2018 10:00 am

TSD wrote:
Wed Jan 31, 2018 9:33 am
rockmastermike wrote:
Wed Jan 31, 2018 5:58 am
Also got an appraisal letter saying the replacement watch should be the LVc.
Man, I’d be pissed though if I had your awesome LV and had to take the LVc as a loss replacement.
Me too. I cant stand the new version.

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Post by rockmastermike » Wed Jan 31, 2018 10:31 am

JP Chestnut wrote:
Wed Jan 31, 2018 10:00 am
TSD wrote:
Wed Jan 31, 2018 9:33 am
rockmastermike wrote:
Wed Jan 31, 2018 5:58 am
Also got an appraisal letter saying the replacement watch should be the LVc.
Man, I’d be pissed though if I had your awesome LV and had to take the LVc as a loss replacement.
Me too. I cant stand the new version.
agree 100% - if I ever had to use the insurance, I would probably sell the Hulk and find another LV
I like the Lvc, but like the LV more

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Post by john wilson » Thu Feb 01, 2018 3:04 pm

rockmastermike wrote:
Wed Jan 31, 2018 5:58 am
I used Brown & Co in ATL and they sent my LV to Lititz, PA last Nov for service and new crystal and also returned in 4 weeks. Exceptional work and decent price. Also got an appraisal letter saying the replacement watch should be the LVc.
My AD said I'll get the appraial letter also.
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Post by deepcdvr » Thu Feb 01, 2018 3:13 pm

Nothing like getting a freshly serviced Rolex ;)

I went the cheap route: watchdoctorpa

He did a great job and it only took a week and cost 200 bucks plus 25 for shipping ;). It’s not the “real deal” but I was very happy with the entire experience
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Post by 2ar2c1 » Sat Feb 17, 2018 11:28 am

deepcdvr wrote:
Thu Feb 01, 2018 3:13 pm
He did a great job and it only took a week and cost 200 bucks plus 25 for shipping ;). It’s not the “real deal” but I was very happy with the entire experience
nothing wrong with trade watchmakers as long as the customer has the proper expectations: many shops are "to the trade" only, their clients are jewelers who only want to spend a little and get the watches back quickly so they can be sold. One local shop bragged recently their watchmaker finished 20 rolexes in a week, pretty amazing. I wonder if genuine parts were used, probably not.
$150 to $200 is common for a trade service.

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Post by deepcdvr » Sat Feb 17, 2018 12:23 pm

^^^ I don’t know anything about the trade service, but I’ve always wondered who these mass second-sellers use. The guy I used says he uses OEM parts, but who knows? He just serviced the watch - cleaning/oiling/oring replacement and pressure test. Watch was -15 before I sent it and it had a reserve of about a day. When I got it back, it was awesome - buttery winding, long reserve and much better timekeeping. Round trip, 10 days.
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Post by Selym » Sat Feb 17, 2018 12:26 pm

Is Le Tits an RSC, or independent watchmaker?

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Post by JP Chestnut » Sat Feb 17, 2018 1:19 pm

Selym wrote:
Sat Feb 17, 2018 12:26 pm
Is Le Tits an RSC, or independent watchmaker?
If Le tits = Lititz, it's actually a Rolex training school that does services on the side. Dom in MI used to teach there.

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Post by 2ar2c1 » Sat Feb 17, 2018 4:15 pm

Lititz Watch Technicum in PA is the official name and consists of the school and a separate service center, which normally handles overflow from the other rsc's: that's why many do not know it exists.

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Post by john wilson » Wed Feb 21, 2018 2:50 pm

It's back! 3weeks one day. Cool box ,warranty card ,green Rolex watch travel pouch. Rolex appraisal letter,fantastic polish job.
And all paid for with my income tax check.
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Post by james80 » Wed Feb 21, 2018 2:57 pm

Pictures.....

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Post by john wilson » Wed Feb 21, 2018 6:09 pm

No pics do to photo bucket all screwed up. I have before and after on my phone.
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Post by james80 » Wed Feb 21, 2018 6:27 pm

I use Tapatalk pic upload, even easier that PB.

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Post by CGSshorty » Wed Feb 21, 2018 6:32 pm

Good to see you’re not dead, John.
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Post by BBK357 » Wed Feb 21, 2018 7:10 pm

JP Chestnut wrote:
Selym wrote:
Sat Feb 17, 2018 12:26 pm
Is Le Tits an RSC, or independent watchmaker?
If Le tits = Lititz, it's actually a Rolex training school that does services on the side. Dom in MI used to teach there.

Yes that is true

Unfortunately he taught all the other watch makers that when he pops a bezel off of a vintage Rolex and loses the beautiful brown PIp that it is acceptable to install a lumed pip that doesn’t match the matte dial and trit hands.... and shipping it without mentioning it to the owner
DEATH FROM ABOVE
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Post by toxicavenger » Wed Feb 21, 2018 7:27 pm

BBK357 wrote:
Wed Feb 21, 2018 7:10 pm
JP Chestnut wrote:
Selym wrote:
Sat Feb 17, 2018 12:26 pm
Is Le Tits an RSC, or independent watchmaker?
If Le tits = Lititz, it's actually a Rolex training school that does services on the side. Dom in MI used to teach there.

Yes that is true

Unfortunately he taught all the other watch makers that when he pops a bezel off of a vintage Rolex and loses the beautiful brown PIp that it is acceptable to install a lumed pip that doesn’t match the matte dial and trit hands.... and shipping it without mentioning it to the owner
You forget that then he tells you to "come and look for it yourself if you want it".

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Post by hoppyjr » Wed Feb 21, 2018 7:41 pm

CGSshorty wrote:Good to see you’re not dead, John.
Yes. Also easier to enjoy the watch.

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Post by john wilson » Wed Feb 21, 2018 7:44 pm

CGSshorty wrote:
Wed Feb 21, 2018 6:32 pm
Good to see you’re not dead, John.
I had a heat attack on Valentine's day at home, emt's showed up in 3 minutes. Out now and on the mend. The Doc sucked out a blood clot...99 percent clogged then put in a stent...this was all done in 30 minutes.
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Post by Grahamcombat » Wed Feb 21, 2018 7:48 pm

john wilson wrote:
CGSshorty wrote:
Wed Feb 21, 2018 6:32 pm
Good to see you’re not dead, John.
I had a heat attack on Valentine's day at home, emt's showed up in 3 minutes. Out now and on the mend. The Doc sucked out a blood clot...99 percent clogged then put in a stent...this was all done in 30 minutes.
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Post by Captdave » Wed Feb 21, 2018 7:56 pm

john wilson wrote:
CGSshorty wrote:
Wed Feb 21, 2018 6:32 pm
Good to see you’re not dead, John.
I had a heat attack on Valentine's day at home, emt's showed up in 3 minutes. Out now and on the mend. The Doc sucked out a blood clot...99 percent clogged then put in a stent...this was all done in 30 minutes.
glad you came out ok! Rest up for a couple days and heal up quickly. Those stents are amazing!


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