222 Replacement Links - Steel/Gold

To all,

 

Just picked up a 34 mm 222 with gold/stainless steel bracelet.  Watch is fantastic, Only one problem, and it is the opposite of what I was expecting.  I have a very slender wrist.  Every time I get a watch, it is questionable if they can shorten it up enough to fit my wrist.  In this instance, got the watch and in fact it is too small, so I have to lengthen the bracelet.  To that end, I plan on seeing my local VC shop here.  Before I go in, I just wanted to ask those more knowledgable than myself if they have had to add lengths and what it wound up costing, etc.

 

Plaw

If they have the links it shouldn't cost too much. Price may escalade if they have
08/05/2016 - 11:44

to make the links specially for you

Re: If they have the links it shouldn't cost too much. Price may escalade if they have
08/06/2016 - 00:46

Thanks for the continued responses to others on this site.  It appears that service requests are sent back to Switzerland.  When others have sent their pieces in, how long does it take to get them back?  I am hearing 12 months from the dealer here, but can't believe that.  I could see two or three weeks to get an estimate.  Of course, depending on what is to be done the amount of time can vary.  In general, how long is an "average" service request?

I think your situation may be different
08/06/2016 - 04:28

If you are just looking for an extra bracelet link, I would expect the turnaround time to be much shorter.

Your dealer and my experience are close.  For the past few years, every vintage watch that needs to be serviced in Geneva....the stated time is 48 weeks.  It is much faster if the service work can be done in-country (usually when a movement is currently still in production).

 

Re: I think your situation may be different
08/06/2016 - 17:33

Dan,

 

Many thanks for answering the question.  I will report back once I have an estimate to let others know what the turn around time is.

 

Plaw