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Thread: So I dropped my Fortis B-42 on my bathroom floor....

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    So I dropped my Fortis B-42 on my bathroom floor....

    ...and this is the result!!!!

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    Looking for suggestions on what to do, who/where to repair and approximate prices?

    I know, Iíve bent over for you to smack my bottom!

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    Maybe give Bedford Dials a ring?

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    I keep telling people - watches are far safer on wrists than when taken off!!!!

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    Ooo ouch, surely somewhere what services them can fix that?

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    Bugger. I hope you get it sorted.

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    I did the same with a Panerai and claimed the repair on my contents insurance

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    Ouch!
    I did something similar with a Tag F1, but luckily it only dislodged a hand.
    Good luck with the repair.

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    Simon Freese is an expert on dial restoration http://www.simonfreesewatchmakers.com/
    Keith

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    Surely a replacement dial from Fortis won't be too expensive? I've been charged sub £250 for a Breitling dial swap so I would expect change from £200.

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    Hopefully sorted out quickly and not to expensively!

    Good luck.
    It's just a matter of time...

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    I opened the thread expecting to see a picture of a broken floor tile, given Fortis' usual heft & build-quality..

    Hope you get that sorted without too much expense

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    Quote Originally Posted by huytonman View Post
    Simon Freese is an expert on dial restoration http://www.simonfreesewatchmakers.com/
    Keith
    Are you sure?

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    Contact James (dreamboat10), Iím pretty sure he could sort it ;-)
    Cheers

    Simon



    Ralph Waldo Emerson: We ask for long life, but 'tis deep life, or noble moments that signify. Let the measure of time be spiritual, not mechanical.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave O'Sullivan View Post
    Maybe give Bedford Dials a ring?
    Funny as I walk my dogs past Bedford Dials twice a day and never thought to look them up until now!

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    Quote Originally Posted by gcleminson View Post
    I opened the thread expecting to see a picture of a broken floor tile, given Fortis' usual heft & build-quality..
    +1 They are pretty robust, so unlucky that this happened. Hope you can get it sorted OP.

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    I actually did exactly the same with my favorite Fortis, an older Fleiger, with exactly the same result

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