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Considering sending in for factory maintenance. Good idea?

  1. Zip

    Zip Oct 25, 2022

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    35AA5FEB-C9A2-4C15-8707-9E9193B49990.jpeg AEF2FD03-DF94-446F-A43F-DA55B4983A0B.jpeg I have what I think is a model1500. A watchmaker friend made it for me from spare parts. It has run great for 20+ years with only the occasional battery replacement.

    Thinking of sending it off for maintenance:
    - Needs the hands and indices re-lumed.
    - Bezel at zero needs the triangle indicator black enamel replaced and the illuminated dot restored.

    I am puzzled by the dial face in that it has an arabic “12” and 30, 45, and 60 minute numbers printed just inside the bezel. Is this a model 1500 with a 2000 dial face?

    Is it a good idea to send it to Tag or should I find a local watchmaker? My friend who assembled it has retired. Thanks!
     
  2. Aquagraph

    Aquagraph Oct 25, 2022

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    Hi, this is indeed a 2000 face in a 1500 watch.... so sending it back to TAG isn't going to work.
     
  3. Zip

    Zip Oct 25, 2022

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    What would they do, return it without estimate?
     
  4. Aquagraph

    Aquagraph Oct 25, 2022

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    They certainly wouldn't service it, so I'm guessing yes.
     
  5. Aquagraph

    Aquagraph Oct 25, 2022

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    Well... actually... they might. If it has the original movement then they might quote for a new dial if they have spare dials?