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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Re: My Submariner out for a full service.

Post by Selym » Sat Feb 17, 2018 12:26 pm

Is Le Tits an RSC, or independent watchmaker?

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Re: My Submariner out for a full service.

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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Re: My Submariner out for a full service.

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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