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 Post subject: 806 Service UK
PostPosted: Sat Apr 20, 2019 1:57 pm 
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Hello, Please excuse me if this subject has been covered repeatedly.
I bought my 806 when I was 20, I am now nearly 73 and the watch has been worn nearly every day so shows signs of wear but that is not important to me, this watch is my only personal possession that I would be devastated if I lost it or damaged it.
I bought it from Joe a Polish watchmaker in Shrewsbury who when he was still alive serviced the watch for me, it has been a number years since his death so I am looking for someone preferably located in the Midlands UK who could look at it for me, it is working but I just get the feeling when winding the watch that the spring is getting weak and it would benefit from a general clean.
Joe advised me to take care who looked at the watch as reassembling the watch is a task that not every watch repairer s skilled enough to complete. Any advice or suggestions would be appreciated thanks


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 Post subject: Re: 806 Service UK
PostPosted: Sun Apr 21, 2019 12:40 am 
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I could recommend Richard Askham at http://thewatchspotblog.com. I think he is in the midlands someplace. He has a good reputation and there is a wide variety of work done with vintage watches shown on his site. I have used him and his work is very exact.



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 Post subject: Re: 806 Service UK
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Many thanks for the information, I have sent an email to Richard explaining the situation.


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Art - if Richard can't help I recommend any of the following, they have all done work on my Navitimers or Venus 178 movements to a very high standard.

Sean at https://watchrepair.expert/

Mitka at https://mitka.co.uk/

Christian at https://watchguy.co.uk/


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 15, 2019 1:32 pm 
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Thank you very much for those suggestions, i have sent a mail to Sean so will wait to see what his suggestions are, apologies for not returning to this thread promptly. I received no response from the original suggestion person.


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PostPosted: Sat May 02, 2020 11:42 am 
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An even later response, my apologies, following your suggestions I contacted Sean at Watch Repair expert and arranged a autumn date for the service. I cannot speak highly enough of the whole experience, Sean keeps a secure web page for each job which he updates as the job progresses together with a selection of photographs as he dismantles and re assembles the watch. I am very pleased with the work undertaken, just a clean and no renovation work.



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