Originally Posted by Newcomer
By the way, I tried the Tank Solo on today. It was very nice on the wrist, but I can't help but think that I would rather have a Reverso on my wrist. Particularly, the 1931. So I am leaning more towards that now. Time to start saving money for a supplement
And Stitch, I am really looking forward to the pictures. Please let me know how the service was. i.e., what they were able to polish out, and what they were not.
i did not have it serviced and polished by JLC. as i understand it, that would take a number of months and would be very costly. there is a place we use in florida that specializes in high end watch servicing, and that is where we send the watches that we buy to be serviced before we put them up for sale.
i asked them to only polish the high gloss parts and leave the brushed sides as is, because i dont think anyone can provide a brush finish the way the manufacture does, it never looks 100% to me. it always feels too flat and sticky if that makes any sense. and anyways, the brushed sides didnt really need any touch up. they did a perfect job on the high gloss portions, it looks like new.
as well, there were no parts that needed to be replaced, just fix the amplitude, and clean and re-lubricate. even though they only use OEM parts when part replacement is needed, if it needed that kind of service i probably would have sent it to JLC and ponied up the cost.
it took about 4 weeks and they did a fantastic job as always. i have been timing the watch off my wrist since i got it back a week ago. i have left it in 4 positions, on its side crown up and down, and face up and face down, and it has been running great. we have a great relationship with this company and they did not let me down.