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My friend says that his jeweler says that " the half moon mechanism" in his watch is starting to show signs of wearing out, and needs replacing in due course, so my friend would like to get one. I will attach a pic of the watch. My friend is elderly and is not familiar with computers, and i suspect that his jeweler may also not be very internet savvy. So its my job to try find what he needs. He wasn't able to give me any more info on what he needed, and i am having a bit of trouble finding that. I would appreciate some guidance assistance, please.

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1 minute ago, CluelessAssistant said:

Hi folks,

 

My friend says that his jeweler says that " the half moon mechanism" in his watch is starting to show signs of wearing out, and needs replacing in due course, so my friend would like to get one. I will attach a pic of the watch. My friend is elderly and is not familiar with computers, and i suspect that his jeweler may also not be very internet savvy. So its my job to try find what he needs. He wasn't able to give me any more info on what he needed, and i am having a bit of trouble finding that. I would appreciate some guidance assistance, please.

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Surely it just needs to go to a reputable watch maker for a service, replacing any worn parts? The jeweller sounds like a numpty!

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Well, we dont live near very big bustling cities, and my friend says he's the only jeweler around these parts, that is willing to repair and service his watches (an avid watch and clock enthusiast, with many of both).

 

But i see your point, i might have to look online for watchmakers within a couple hours of us. He would like to continue supporting this guy tho, as he's the only guy in our parts willing to work on them, as i said. 

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Well, he may be a competent at doing the repair and service work, but he needs to improve his communication skills, otherwise you are going to be on a wild goose chase and wasting time and money on parts you don't need.

I'm guessing what he means by "half-moon mechanism" is the automatic winder, maybe just the rotor, maybe the reverser wheels, or whatever is in a Tudor like that. But that is just a guess.

In any case, you are going to need to know the movement i.d. and get an exact description, (in conventional watchmaking terminology) of which parts are worn. Pictures would be good. Then, if you are lucky, someone on here will give you a parts list and part numbers to help your search.

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18 minutes ago, CluelessAssistant said:

Well, we dont live near very big bustling cities, and my friend says he's the only jeweler around these parts, that is willing to repair and service his watches (an avid watch and clock enthusiast, with many of both).

 

But i see your point, i might have to look online for watchmakers within a couple hours of us. He would like to continue supporting this guy tho, as he's the only guy in our parts willing to work on them, as i said. 

You don't have to live near the watch repairer, I have all servicing jobs that are beyond my skill level done by Rich Askham, who lives a couple of hundred miles from me. Never actually met him but all dealings are done by post using Royal Mail Special Delivery service....

Here's one he did earlier for me....

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and currently have this with him for a service and cannon pinion tighten......

 

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22 minutes ago, JohnD said:

You don't have to live near the watch repairer, I have all servicing jobs that are beyond my skill level done by Rich Askham, who lives a couple of hundred miles from me. Never actually met him but all dealings are done by post using Royal Mail Special Delivery service....

Here's one he did earlier for me....

1278046482_JDChronowrist3.thumb.jpg.1479afba3e48bd5e9e1214a280391ad8.jpg

and currently have this with him for a service and cannon pinion tighten......

 

Camy Bowtie wrist2.jpg

Beautiful 😊. I hear you, honest i do. My friend is oldschool tho, he takes the greatest pleasure in the trip to the jeweler, the one on one chat, the trip back up to get it and the chat when picking it up. 

 

I've since been looking on the internet and found a watch repairer a little further away, and suggested him to my friend. So, as its currently out of our "safe travel" area at the moment due to the virus, we will go up to him once the restrictions are lifted. My friend is excited for the trip up, he has a pocket watch for the guy too, apparently he specialises in them, and the other guy said he couldnt do it.  

 

Also, on reading Klassiker's reply, thats confirmation of what i suspected. I just wont be getting detailed enough descriptions of what i need. So its better to try the guy mentioned above. I suggested posting it, but nope my friend would rather the day out, and personally deliver the item, and know where it is. 

 

Thank you folks, for your time and energy, and suggestions. I do appreciate it.

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I've since been looking on the internet and found a watch repairer a little further away, and suggested him to my friend. So, as its currently out of our "safe travel" area at the moment due to the virus, we will go up to him once the restrictions are lifted. My friend is excited for the trip up, he has a pocket watch for the guy too, apparently he specialises in them, and the other guy said he couldnt do it.  

 

Also, on reading Klassiker's reply, thats confirmation of what i suspected. I just wont be getting detailed enough descriptions of what i need. So its better to try the guy mentioned above. I suggested posting it, but nope my friend would rather the day out, and personally deliver the item, and know where it is. 

 

Thank you folks, for your time and energy, and suggestions. I do appreciate it.

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I suggest Christian Dannemann in the UK -- watchguy.co.uk

"I have been working as a professional watchmaker since January 2012, and I have been a member of The British Watch & Clock Makers’ Guild since April 2015. In May 2016, I was appointed as a director of the Guild."

BTW, thanks for taking time out to help your friend.

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