The perils of servicing your watch!

I was taking my wife's Tank in for a service at my trusted watchmaker (who also sells vintage watches) .... and left instead with this 1972 Seamaster on my wrist!

I had a similar situation nearly happen to me recently. Took something in and nearly walked out with a vintage Speedmaster. Had the wife not been there, it would have been mine!

TimeToRide

I had a similar situation nearly happen to me recently. Took something in and nearly walked out with a vintage Speedmaster. Had the wife not been there, it would have been mine!

Oh... pity! 馃槣

Umm were you not supposed to buy that lovely Seamaster????

BtownB9

Umm were you not supposed to buy that lovely Seamaster????

Nope ... just dropping the watch for servicing and then out .... but fate stepped in 馃槣

Hate it when that happens馃槣馃槀

Nice watch and extra plus for supporting your watchmaker.

Congratulations on a very cool watch!!! You experienced the hazards of "I was minding my own business when this watch jumped pit at me." Syndrome

Caliber 1022? Your dial and the hands are remarkably well preserved. Bravo and congratulations on the new purchase!

I have the Geneve version (the less fancy version) that I need to take it in for the service soon. I hope I don't randomly walk out with a Tank since my wife already owns one. Now, if the watchmaker has a nice vintage JLC...

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jcRUwithMe

Caliber 1022? Your dial and the hands are remarkably well preserved. Bravo and congratulations on the new purchase!

I have the Geneve version (the less fancy version) that I need to take it in for the service soon. I hope I don't randomly walk out with a Tank since my wife already owns one. Now, if the watchmaker has a nice vintage JLC...

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Beautiful watch! Yes mine is cal. 1022. It was at a great price for one in fully original well-preserved condition , so I felt I wouldn鈥檛 find one again in such a good state for awhile. Well, that鈥檚 what I told myself at the time anyway鈥

HorologyNash

Beautiful watch! Yes mine is cal. 1022. It was at a great price for one in fully original well-preserved condition , so I felt I wouldn鈥檛 find one again in such a good state for awhile. Well, that鈥檚 what I told myself at the time anyway鈥

Yours is in a great shape. Mine was my father's wedding watch, and it was in a terrible shape. All the hands were free floating inside the watch, the crystal was cracked, and the movement was stuck. I had to spend a lot of money to restore the watch, which I would not have spent if it didn't have the sentimental value of my maternal grandfather giving it to my dad as a wedding watch.

Now, I'm looking for a watch maker to restore it. The guy who restored it left Illinois for Indiana, and the other watch maker that I used to go to stopped communicating with anyone. The website is still up without any changes. Sigh... It's getting harder to find a watch maker.

jcRUwithMe

Yours is in a great shape. Mine was my father's wedding watch, and it was in a terrible shape. All the hands were free floating inside the watch, the crystal was cracked, and the movement was stuck. I had to spend a lot of money to restore the watch, which I would not have spent if it didn't have the sentimental value of my maternal grandfather giving it to my dad as a wedding watch.

Now, I'm looking for a watch maker to restore it. The guy who restored it left Illinois for Indiana, and the other watch maker that I used to go to stopped communicating with anyone. The website is still up without any changes. Sigh... It's getting harder to find a watch maker.

You can't put a price on sentimental value or on a heirloom. Good luck finding a watch restorer!

That watch is in gloriously fine condition! Great find! 馃ぉ