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Lunch (poached chicken salad) at my club today (forgive the crappy cell phone photo):

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Enjoy your weekend guys!
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Question for Rolex owners:

 

I haven't yet kept a watch long enough to require servicing. Can I just walk into the Service Center in NYC and drop a watch off for servicing? Is it that simple? Do I just take it off my wrist and say "here, service this please"?  

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Question for Rolex owners:

I haven't yet kept a watch long enough to require servicing. Can I just walk into the Service Center in NYC and drop a watch off for servicing? Is it that simple? Do I just take it off my wrist and say "here, service this please"?  
They don't actually service watches there, to my knowledge. It should be termed a shipping center as the work is done somewhere in Pennsylvania not far from the Omega service center.
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They don't actually service watches there, to my knowledge. It should be termed a shipping center as the work is done somewhere in Pennsylvania not far from the Omega service center.

Yes, the work is done in Lilitz I believe. But as far as the process of handing it over to Rolex...I can just walk in and drop it off? 

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Question for Rolex owners:

 

I haven't yet kept a watch long enough to require servicing. Can I just walk into the Service Center in NYC and drop a watch off for servicing? Is it that simple? Do I just take it off my wrist and say "here, service this please"?  

Yes, you can physically hand the watch to NYC RSC. You can wait for a cost estimate or you can leave it and they will call you with an update. The work is done in the Dallas facility, so you should get it back in about 4 weeks. You get a Rolex pouch & cloth when you get it back.

 

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Yes, you drop it off at NYC RSC. The work is done in the Dallas facility. You should get it back in about 4wks. You get a Rolex pouch & cloth. 

 

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Oh yea...I forgot about Dallas. Lilitz, Pa is the training facility.

 

4 weeks is not bad at all. I was going to wait until after my vacation this year in Nov., but maybe I should do it before... 

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Question for Rolex owners:

I haven't yet kept a watch long enough to require servicing. Can I just walk into the Service Center in NYC and drop a watch off for servicing? Is it that simple? Do I just take it off my wrist and say "here, service this please"?  

Others have chimed in already, but I just walked in and had mine regulated while I waited. I'm sure you will have no problem dropping something off for a full service. They are really nice in there. I had a great experience.
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Oh yea...I forgot about Dallas. Lilitz, Pa is the training facility.

 

4 weeks is not bad at all. I was going to wait until after my vacation this year in Nov., but maybe I should do it before... 

Do it before the vacation, and then enjoy it during your vacation (particularly if going somewhere exotic and you might go swimming with it, so its been pressure tested).  I dropped my ExII off there last year.  I was very pleased with their prompt service and its running great.  Also, if the case and bracelet are in good shape, you may want to instruct them not to polish it (that is what I did and they made a note of it on the paperwork).   If you say nothing, they will refinish the case and bracelet.  Obviously, that's up to you, I just prefer my watches not be refinished .

 

Below is a photo of it in the shipping package with the service warranty when it was returned to me. 

 

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Another question for those who have purchased expensive watches. What form of payment did you use and was there a cash discount option over paying with a card?

Most dealers I dealt with didn't care.  Same discount cash or credit, so might as well get points.  In recent years only dealt with one place that insisted on cash or check, as it was a hard to get watch and some dealers weren't discounting it at all.  

 

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Lunch (poached chicken salad) at my club today (forgive the crappy cell phone photo):

Looks great, both the food and the watch! :cheers:

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Others have chimed in already, but I just walked in and had mine regulated while I waited. I'm sure you will have no problem dropping something off for a full service. They are really nice in there. I had a great experience.

Thanks for the reply!

 

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Do it before the vacation, and then enjoy it during your vacation (particularly if going somewhere exotic and you might go swimming with it, so its been pressure tested).  I dropped my ExII off there last year.  I was very pleased with their prompt service and its running great.  Also, if the case and bracelet are in good shape, you may want to instruct them not to polish it (that is what I did and they made a note of it on the paperwork).   If you say nothing, they will refinish the case and bracelet.  Obviously, that's up to you, I just prefer my watches not be refinished .

 

Below is a photo of it in the shipping package with the service warranty when it was returned to me. 

 

 

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 Thanks, Dino. I will most likely be diving with it, so I had planned to at least have it pressure tested locally. 

 

If I had purchased this watch brand new, I would not want it refinished. Since these are not my scratches on here, I want it to come back from service brand new then it can start it's second life. I'll have to plan a trip up there in the coming weeks, then. 

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Another question for those who have purchased expensive watches. What form of payment did you use and was there a cash discount option over paying with a card?

Catch a flight to Greece and let us all know. I've heard 15-20% on Rolex (cash).
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They don't actually service watches there, to my knowledge. It should be termed a shipping center as the work is done somewhere in Pennsylvania not far from the Omega service center.

 



Since when does Omega have a facility in Penn? Nice to see if they're adding facilities. Had only ever heard of Secaucus NJ and Seattle WA

I know Rolex has actual watchmakers in NY, I've met a handful of them, not sure what exactly they do at the HQ though, I'll ask next time I see them.
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Since when does Omega have a facility in Penn? Nice to see if they're adding facilities.
I ordered some Speedy straps and buckles from them circa 1990. So at least 25 years. That area of Pennsylvania was once home to several of America's great watchmakers. Lancaster, where Omega SC is located, was once home to Hamilton..
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Hmm not on their website as a service center
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