Fake Watch Repair?

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I would have thought any small watchmaker would repair what is a Chinese copy. Just don’t take it to any of the big chains or brand repair centres…… it won’t come back in one piece.
 

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Depending on brand you can get in touch with Kasio or Sikhonda for general repairs & high end stuff you can try Teesot or Rollyex







Sorry fella I've no idea who could help ;)
 

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I would guess fakes use pretty standard low cost movements so should be repairable. If it's expensive to repair then get another fake
 

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I would guess fakes use pretty standard low cost movements so should be repairable. If it's expensive to repair then get another fake

My friend, ahem, has already got another one. :cool:

Find an old school, local, independent jeweller and be upfront. Saying that, if it's a fake, does it have the parts or design to be fixed?

The hands adjust manually fine - it just won't wind thus has stopped working. At least it's right twice a day. It lasted three years... :sneaky:

Depending on brand you can get in touch with Kasio or Sikhonda for general repairs & high end stuff you can try Teesot or Rollyex

Sorry fella I've no idea who could help ;)

Cheers, I'll try Cairter then. ;)
 

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Asking for a friend. :sneaky:

Anyone had a fake watch repaired? If so, where please.
I haven't, but a former colleague told me that his local Breitling authorised dealer was quite happy servicing and repairing good quality fakes. The decent ones apparently had Seiko automatic movements inside that were more reliable than the genuine watches.
If the watch gives you pleasure then why not get it repaired?
 

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I haven't, but a former colleague told me that his local Breitling authorised dealer was quite happy servicing and repairing good quality fakes. The decent ones apparently had Seiko automatic movements inside that were more reliable than the genuine watches.
If the watch gives you pleasure then why not get it repaired?
The Jeweller I use for my watch collection is also happy to assess fakes and either recommend as above or simply chuck.
 

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I would like it fixed, but yes, there’s a point where it may not be financially viable.
As daft as it seems, watchmakers/ repairs are a dying breed. I took a Hunter in to get repaired and the shop said it would be more to fix than what it is worth. As it is sentimental, it was me grandads. I still have it. But is your Pals Rolox ? sentimental
 

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Paying thousands of ££££ to buy something that tells you what the time of day is always astounds me.
Buying a fake one takes it to a completely new level of stupidity.



IMVHO.............;):love:
Depending on what you buy it won’t cost you anything.
, thousands up front maybe but more when you come to sell it.
All you have to do is keep it long enough.
 

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Paying thousands of ££££ to buy something that tells you what the time of day is always astounds me.
Buying a fake one takes it to a completely new level of stupidity.



IMVHO.............;):love:

I treated myself to a tag when my daughters mum left me.
i love it, but struggle to justify having an expensive watch I only wear a few times a month
 

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Paying thousands of ££££ to buy something that tells you what the time of day is always astounds me.
Buying a fake one takes it to a completely new level of stupidity.



IMVHO.............;):love:

I’ve collected watches since about 2005, and currently have 6 in the box ?
I’m currently sporting an Apple Watch but have a small fortune invested in them, it’s just a hobby but an enjoyable one.
 
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I've never understood buying fake gear, if you cant afford the real thing why not just buy a cheaper brand?

Good luck sorting a repair though?
 
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