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  1. 1shot1k

    1shot1k New Member

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    I am in need of having a balance staff replaced, the watch is an Elgin 384 serial number 23275668. I live in Southern WI and am not having much luck finding a watch repair shop.
     
  2. musicguy

    musicguy Moderator
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    If you PM me I can send you some referrals that you can send the watch
    to by USPS

    I'm sure someone may also contact you by PM as well

    Welcome to the NAWCC forum


    Rob
     
  3. 1shot1k

    1shot1k New Member

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    Is there a way to send just the balance, or is it better to send the whole watch?
     
  4. musicguy

    musicguy Moderator
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    #4 musicguy, Jan 13, 2020
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    I would say no.
    I don't know any watchmakers who would without servicing the watch at the same time.
    It also may need timing adjusting and testing in your movement.

    Others here may disagree


    Rob
     
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    They would need the whole watch. Important items are pivot / hole size, end shake, beat, and so on.
     
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    Far too many times a worker who does the partial job gets blamed for things he/she did not have or address. Most watchmakers only take the whole job.
     
  7. Al J

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    When people ask me why I don't do "partial repairs" I always use the analogy that watch repair is like a game of tag...the last person to touch the watch is "it" and anything that goes wrong will fall on them, even if they had nothing to do with that particular problem.

    This usually gets the point across pretty well. I only take in watches that are getting a full service for that reason.

    Cheers, Al
     
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    I understand completely, I was thinking that was the case. I just wasn't sure.

    Thanks Doug
     

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