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Originally Posted by WhoKnewI View Post
For the New Yorkers in this thread, I have a watch with a 2824-2 running about 30 seconds fast per day. I do not think it is magnetized as the watch has anti magnetic properties. Anyone know of a good reputable watch repair person in NYC. I just want to take it to the best place possible. Thanks!
Not cheap, but he does great work:
Swiss Watch Repair
515 Madison Ave # 1230
New York, NY 10022-5490
(212) 758-3224
post #7052 of 48312
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Originally Posted by sterlingprice View Post
Not cheap, but he does great work:
Swiss Watch Repair
515 Madison Ave # 1230
New York, NY 10022-5490
(212) 758-3224

+1; Alkis does tremendous work with impeccable customer service.
post #7053 of 48312
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Originally Posted by Oyaji View Post

I have not found any I actually liked on both side.
Wearing a watch with the crown on the left doesn't work for me, so having 2 was my solution,
Sorry for being redundant.
View on mechanism appealed me a lot.
And engravable version is the most classic version, I think there is nothing to understand neither to explain.
I love the classic version, but am very temped by this fellow:

http://www.timezone.com/library/tmac...87709196542247




It is about the same size as your classic one -- I don't care for the larger reversos so much.
post #7054 of 48312
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Why would anyone go to Alkis to service an ETA movement? Seems like a waste of talent and money
post #7055 of 48312
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Originally Posted by Oyaji View Post
View on mechanism appealed me a lot.
And engravable version is the most classic version, I think there is nothing to understand neither to explain.
I understand it.
post #7056 of 48312
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Originally Posted by gdl203 View Post
Why would anyone go to Alkis to service an ETA movement? Seems like a waste of talent and money

I was thinking the same thing. I'm pretty sure any competent watch maker can service an ETA movement.
post #7057 of 48312
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Originally Posted by vbuskirk View Post
I understand it.
Fair point, but OP did ask for the best...

OP, feel free to PM for a more reasonable possibility in the same neighborhood.
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http://img96.imageshack.us/i/subf.jpg/ 2003 Submariner http://img843.imageshack.us/i/72368221.jpg/ 2005 Baume and Mercier Capeland Chrono gold and stainless http://img717.imageshack.us/i/sealc.jpg/ Old quartz Omega Seamaster
post #7059 of 48312
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Originally Posted by Oyaji View Post
I could not resist these 2 beauties:

Fantastic
post #7060 of 48312
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Originally Posted by gdl203 View Post
It was a lot less than that when i bought it nine years ago. It's also a very rugged watch and one I don't mind knocking around - it has seen a lot and I tend to reach for that one the most on weekends.

Exactly...it's not a dress watch; it's robust and meant to be worn in a variety of conditions.
post #7061 of 48312
Recently added a brown strap to my Parnis. Rather like it.
post #7062 of 48312
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Originally Posted by .Kurtz. View Post
Not specially suit friendly, but one of my favourites anyway:


Great watch, Kurtz. I often wear my Omega Seamaster and Christopher Ward Trident with my suits. May not be technically correct, but I think they both look great with anything, including suits.
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Lovely Reversos!
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I have a question for you guys. I recently purchased a Timefactors speedbird III direct from the webstore. I received the watch and it is running about 40 seconds fast a day. Eddie (owner of time factors) told me to wait a few weeks and let the movement settle in. However, I have other watches with the ETA 2824-2 and they didn't need any time to "settle in." I plan on getting the movement regulated/adjusted, but I was wondering if maybe I should demand an exchange from Eddie. I know that the 2824 tends to run a bit fast out of the box, but 40 seconds seems excessive to me. I'd love to hear your opinions.
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I'm nowhere near as experienced with watches as most of these guys but I've never heard of a sped up watch slowing down on its own.
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