Originally Posted by DerekS
very common. its a machine.
thats a pretty quick turnaround time. I sent my Panerai 88 in for service and to re-align the hands once and it was gone for months. **thats my excuse for 2 watches....gotta have one to wear while the other is at the spa.
when the watch has all the papers and is under the origional warranty they are much quicker about it.
if its missing papers or past the 3 or 5 year warranty its gonna be a long ass wait.
though i read a very interesting article in watchtime mag a few issues back about how with the explosion since the early 2000s in mechanical watch sales, and the very few properly trained high end watch makers, repairs on all these watches is going to be very difficult for most companies to keep up with. there are few schools that offer the training and not many people going.
there is a rolex sponsored school i think, you can go for free. if you are skilled you can make bank.