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Dear Forum Members;

You know how you never hear from someone until they want something?

I was a member years ago and after the computer of the time fried, just dropped out if you will. I spent a while searching for this site.

I bought a Seamaster Aqua Terra 39 mm in February 2005. I bought it from Jim Gianforte as recommended by John Holbrook, the proprietor of this establishment. The watch has been a faithful companion that I cherish, and has lived a rough life. It's been stopping off and on for the past month and has finally decided to stop.

I searched this forum using "Omega Service" as the search string and got eighteen pages. I went through seven pages which got me to 2010. Here's what I was able to devine;

Don't use the NJ service center.

The Miami service center had a good review.

The NY service center had a good review.

While not a service center, this guy got a good review, timecareinc.com/]Time Care Inc. - The Watch Repair Experts!

I really don't want to send the watch to Switzerland, I've mailed stuff overseas lately and the costs are high.

I'm leaning towards sending it to Miami, but would like any input forum members would care to share.

Thanking you in advance.
 

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There are several sponsors who can handle the co-axial calibers like the one in your watch. You might want to Google "archer watches" - Al is a member of several forums and is great with modern and vintage Omegas.
 

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ULF;

I had seen you in the threads that I searched and saw you are a moderator. I was hoping you would chime in. Thanks for the reply, and I will update the thread when I have the work done.

Jono
 

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I got my watch back from Al about two weeks ago. Full up service w/o the reconditioning, $350.00 plus $48.00 shipping on my end. The watch came back all sparkly and new. It runs like a top! Al is very professional and a real nice guy. I got the used parts back, a video of the work and tests...... I can't recommend Al highly enough.

archerwatches.ca

Jon
 

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I know many members here have had bad experiences with the NJ service center. I took my SMP back to the AD where I purchased it for warranty service. They sent it to the NJ service center. I was very pleased with both the quality of the work and the quick turn around time. I was quoted 2-3 months and had my watch back in about 6 weeks. A complete service was done including refinishing the bracelet (which I did not expect on a warranty service). I do not doubt the word of the other members here. I guess I was just lucky:)!!

Cheers,
Jeff


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No, no, no. I was late in sending it. I made do with a vintage Seiko. Al had a lot of stuff to do and told me that up front, and I told him I was in no hurry. Maybe two months at the most. I am happy as a clam.
 
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