Service on a vintage VC: Cal 1003 I think

 

Hi there

 

I just got news from Geneve that the service alone on my watch is around HKD18,000 not including the cost of a new balance shaft.

 

Is this reasonable?  

 

Many thanks

 

P

 

I am by no means an expert, but...
08/31/2014 - 12:48

This seems "in line" with other things I have heard and experienced.  (This is roughly $2,325 USD, for those that have not already looked it up.)

VC's service estimates
08/31/2014 - 12:55

Hi,  VC usually provides a list of what is required and what is optional in terms of service.

Did they specify anything was wrong with your watch?  (besides being dry and/or dirty...which is essentially normal).

I do not believe 18K HKD is unusual.

Re: Service on a vintage VC: Cal 1003 I think
09/02/2014 - 16:11

This is the standard service price.

Best

Stan

Re: Service on a vintage VC: Cal 1003 I think
09/02/2014 - 16:43

Hard to comment in the absence of more detail on the work actually done, the condition of the watch etc.

My 6115 (dated 1975) had a standard service in October 2012 and it was considerably cheaper than this.  However, 1975 is probably not 'vintage'!!

David