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    JLC qualifies watch maker??

    Hi all,

    My AMVOX 2 is playing up and the chornograph seconds hand and discs are not resetting to zero correctly.

    JLC is quoting me £750 for a service which is not unreasonable but they think it might take 3 months as their U.K. boutique watch maker is not qualified to work on the AMVOX 2.

    Does any body know of a watch maker who might be able to work on the AMVOX 2 located in London or Surrey? I don’t fancy sending my watch away for that long!

    Many thanks,
    Chi Kai


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    Not London or Surrey but try Brendan, webwatchmaker of these parts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Danstone View Post
    Not London or Surrey but try Brendan, webwatchmaker of these parts.
    Thanks Danstone. Sorry but I don’t understand how I can contact Brendan.... probably being thick!


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    .olli. of this forum is a fully qualified watch repairer, based in Hampshire, and you can contact him here or on https://onatelier.co.uk/

    As is Duncan, on here as thewatchbloke and here: https://thewatchbloke.co.uk/

    He's near Reading.
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    I think the problem with newer JLC’s might the availability of parts. I am interested in seeing how this thread develops.

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    Thanks all! Will contact them to see if they think they can fix an AMVOX 2.

    Hoping no new parts are needed!

    BW,
    Chi Kai


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    I was in a similar dilemma with a Dualmatic. Had to send it to JLC, as no independent watch repairer would entertain servicing my watch / match JLC’s price
    Last edited by geoffcotton; 28th September 2020 at 06:34.

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    Another vote for Brendan (webwatchmaker) from this parish.

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    Hi all,

    Just an update. Spoke with a few watchmakers and their responses are similar. “Would love to work on this watch and have the right skills. But no access to spare parts.”

    As such, am taking the watch to JLC this Friday.

    Many thanks for everyone’s contributions.

    BW,
    Chi Kai


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    It's not really spare parts that are an issue with the AMVOX. The construction of the chronograph reset uses a pre-tensed hairspring which requires a very special JleC tool to reset. Only JleC can repair it.
    Quote Originally Posted by Ctam View Post
    Hi all,

    Just an update. Spoke with a few watchmakers and their responses are similar. “Would love to work on this watch and have the right skills. But no access to spare parts.”

    As such, am taking the watch to JLC this Friday.

    Many thanks for everyone’s contributions.

    BW,
    Chi Kai


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