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Hello All,

I'm looking to get my Speedmaster serviced/detailed, as it's not holding reserves for more than a day, and has been beaten up a bit as my daily watch.
I got it in 2010, so I guess it's overdue for a service. Should I only take it to an Omega service centre? I'm new to this. I was quoted $900 when I inquired at the Omega boutique in NYC, which seemed excessive to me.

I would greatly appreciate any advice/recommendations :)

Thanks!
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arvind84 wrote:
Sep 19th, 2017 1:21 pm
Hello All,

I'm looking to get my Speedmaster serviced/detailed, as it's not holding reserves for more than a day, and has been beaten up a bit as my daily watch.
I got it in 2010, so I guess it's overdue for a service. Should I only take it to an Omega service centre? I'm new to this. I was quoted $900 when I inquired at the Omega boutique in NYC, which seemed excessive to me.
I'd reach out to Al from Archer Watches. He did a great job servicing my Submariner!
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Al hasn't been taking new customers for a while now unless that has changed recently.

Service cost at Omega is a set price.
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Al serviced my Seamaster GMT a couple weeks ago- give him a call/email.
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velomane wrote:
Sep 19th, 2017 6:01 pm
Al serviced my Seamaster GMT a couple weeks ago- give him a call/email.
Ballpark price? I should take my moonwatch in soon, and it would be my first time getting this sort of thing done.
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Ballpark? 600 bucks. This included parts that needed replacing. All replaced parts were returned with my watch a CD with pics of the service.
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mebiuspower wrote:
Sep 15th, 2017 5:54 pm
Less than the one on the right.

The Mk XVIII is not far from a Rolex 39mm Oyster so you might as well get the Roll.
Swiss watch industry has run amok with their pricing, its no surprise that their exports have been decreasing every quarter. The Mark XVIII should retail for ~$3000 CAD instead of the ~$5000 CAD that it's listed for right now
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superock wrote:
Sep 22nd, 2017 3:18 pm
Swiss watch industry has run amok with their pricing, its no surprise that their exports have been decreasing every quarter. The Mark XVIII should retail for ~$3000 CAD instead of the ~$5000 CAD that it's listed for right now
Of course. That's why I've been buying German watches.

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Are authorized dealers like European in Toronto Eaton Centre, open to price negotiations?

Or are they locked into a MSRP set by the watch manufacturer?
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blindemboss wrote:
Sep 23rd, 2017 7:35 pm
Are authorized dealers like European in Toronto Eaton Centre, open to price negotiations?

Or are they locked into a MSRP set by the watch manufacturer?
They're open to negotiations, but their answer is probably "We can't do that." or something along that line.
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mebiuspower wrote:
Sep 19th, 2017 1:46 pm
Al hasn't been taking new customers for a while now unless that has changed recently.

Service cost at Omega is a set price.
Can also try Shane Ede.

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