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Hello all,

I'm looking for a reputable watch repairer to service a Smith's Everest Automatic 25j wrist watch and was wondering if you had any recommendations. The watch is needing a clean, oil and I'd like to have it calibrated.

Thanks

Kieran

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Please mention in which country and town you live? Even if it's the UK as with many other members, this is truly an International forum.

In the UK the common advice is to check BHI database but my own is to consider first the various reputable watch repairers with good online presence and published service estimate cost.

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1 hour ago, JohnD said:

Might be worth contacting Rich Askham, I can recommend his work, having had several watches serviced by him😎...

The first being this one about 5 years ago...

Hey JohnD , off the topic, but that one you got serviced is a ripper 

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6 minutes ago, Graziano said:

Hey JohnD , off the topic, but that one you got serviced is a ripper 

As it explains in Rich's write up, I've had it for 52 years now. It was bought for me as a 21st birthday present by first wife and cost just under £40 at the time.....It is a bit special..😎

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7 minutes ago, JohnD said:

As it explains in Rich's write up, I've had it for 52 years now. It was bought for me as a 21st birthday present by first wife and cost just under £40 at the time.....It is a bit special..😎

Wow, I love stories like that, thanks JohnD 

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4 hours ago, JohnD said:

Might be worth contacting Rich Askham, I can recommend his work, having had several watches serviced by him😎...

The first being this one about 5 years ago...

Yes also off topic it is as Graz said, a ripper. Curious, wonder how he matched old lume? Did he have old lume to apply or did he mix n match new stuff to look vintage? I myself have done a few lume jobs and although fun as a hobbyist, not so fun trying to mix n match.  Vintage patina alludes me. Success has been less than stellar. 

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4 hours ago, MechanicMike said:

Yes also off topic it is as Graz said, a ripper. Curious, wonder how he matched old lume? Did he have old lume to apply or did he mix n match new stuff to look vintage? I myself have done a few lume jobs and although fun as a hobbyist, not so fun trying to mix n match.  Vintage patina alludes me. Success has been less than stellar. 

Sorry about this...

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Rich mixes the lume colour himself to match, here is another one that he did for me and re-lumed the hands to match the existing lume dots on the dial....

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