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With all the problems the Swatch monopoly has caused I was sure I wouldn't be able to get one of my old school pieces repaired. Well Bill (my local watchmaker) got lucky and was able to buy a good deal of parts and movements from a Sellita supplier in Switzerland. Since he has previous customers whose watches use the movements as well, he was fortunate. The wind gear shattered in my "300" series mod 4469 and all the little pieces fell down into the case and made a real mess of things. It took a month to get my watch back (much quicker than IWG I'll wager). But now I have a pristine timepiece again. A cleaned, re calibrated SW200 and keeping time within COSC specs. He said that the ETA 2824-2 parts wouldn't work even tho the SW200 is a clone. His company Swatch account wasn't much help.
BTW I'm glad to be back after an extended sabbatical:cool1:


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Its great to have you back!!! Great news in regards to the repair too. Its good to know that parts are available for Sellita movements while ETA parts will continue dwindle unil they disappear. Great looking piece too. I remember when you changed the bracelet out in favor of the strap.
 

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Thanks!

Thanks Scott,

I didn't realize how long it had been since I last posted. Funny how time slips away so quickly.Well, I got some incoming pieces I will share when they finally hit home next week. Cant wait to see them myself. Have a great day all!
 

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I know the feeling............

Talk about close calls..............I just bought a invicta 6899 about 5 months ago and have been wearing the thing every day. So I was doing some work around the house and started to clean some of my power tools with some WD40 and looked at my watch and noticed I had sprayed a little on it. Well then i noticed that one of the buttons for the stop watch was open..........CRAP ! So yep it starts to get moisture on the inside of the crystal.......................ok..ok.. dont panic around the corner to my local watch guy and about 5 minutes of taking the watch apart cleaned , dryed and $6.oo bucks i'm back in business baby.........:w00t:
 
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