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Accidento with my Roth Seconds@6

August 7 2006 at 9:49 AM

Geo  (Login PAM36)

 
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Today I had a bad accident with my white gold Daniel Roth, that can happen to any brand.
I pulled the crown gently to set the time and the whole crown came out.
The watch was bought in Geneva and I wonder if I can bring it to any good watchmaker
in my own country.
Have no idea if this is very difficult to repair.
Sending it back to Swiss is an option, but not an easy one, since they're not in the EG.
Geo

 
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AlbertoS
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Well, if it is still under warranty...

August 8 2006, 12:51 AM 

...I would suggest sending it back to DR as having someone else open the watch could likely void your warranty from then on.

This is probably either a case of a small screw that worked itself loose (the one holding the stem in place), in which case it simply requires retightening, or else the crown stem itself which got damaged (though usually this happens when one pulls like mad on it), and which by deforming itself slipped past its retaining screw (in this case the stem and the screw need to be replaced).

Chances are you are dealing with the first issue, but if that is the case you could also have the small screw floating around loose in your movement, where it could easily wreak havok - just imagine it getting mixed up with the hairspring.

So, my advice would be to take your watch to a DR AD, and have it sent back to Switzerland for servicing. If you are unsure of how an AD might receive your watch since you did not buy it there, you could also try contacting DR directly (after the month of August, though) and see if they can arrange a return through an AD on your belhaf...

Sorry about your "loss", but the prognosis should be good...

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Geo
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Re: Well, if it is still under warranty...

August 8 2006, 1:20 AM 

Thanks for your response Alberto!
I bought the watch in 1997 in Geneva, so there is no warrenty anymore.
But I am glad to hear that it probably is not a major issue.
A retour thru an AD should be the best solution in this case.
Geo

 
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AlbertoS
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In that case...

August 8 2006, 8:58 AM 

...why not have a good local watchmaker have a look at it first? In both instances, they may be able to fix it. If it is just a loose screw, that that's a no-brainer, if instead the stem needs to be replaced, then a stem for a GP3100 is something he may easily be able to acquire.

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Geo
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Re: In that case...

August 9 2006, 7:24 AM 

I followed your last advice and gave the watch to my AD.
They have an excellent watchmaker.
She'll be back from holiday next week, so then I know more.
Thanks for your advice Alberto.
Geo

 
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AlbertoS
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No problem!

August 9 2006, 7:52 AM 

I hope it will be back in your hands quickly!!!

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Geo
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Just got the watch back

August 11 2006, 4:10 AM 

I had left the watch at my AD and his watchmaker had it repaired
the same day.
It was probably an easy thing to do, so I am glad we choosed this option.
Thank you Alberto.
Geo

 
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AlbertoS
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EXCELLENT news!!!

August 11 2006, 7:37 AM 

I am glad this worked out for you, and that the watch is back on your wrist.

Don't you just love it when things get resolved quickly and perfectly???

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AlbertoS
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Now: can we get a wrist-shot...

August 11 2006, 7:39 AM 

...with the repaired baby on your arm?

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Geo
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Wristshot for Alberto

August 12 2006, 1:42 AM 

I tried to make a shot this morning, but I find wristshots always
very hard to do with a SLR and 50mm.
But this is the repaired sec@6

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and this is my Chrono.
And I wonder if you will notice what's very different with this version.

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Thanks for looking!
Geo

 
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Jacky
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Wow...your chrono got two dial colour?

August 13 2006, 9:57 AM 

Both are very beautiful timepieces but the chrono is rather unique! Never seen one of those. Is it a LE? Thanks for sharing.


Regards
Jacky

 
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Alberto_S
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Very beautiful!!!

August 13 2006, 2:05 PM 

The copper/rhutenium dial of your 3-counter chrono is simply stunning!!! First time I see that...

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Geo
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Re: Very beautiful!!!

August 14 2006, 1:25 AM 

@ Jacky & Alberto
Thanks! The dial was a special order.
I absolutely dislike date windows, so I asked the company to make a dial
without that hole. The two tone was in the catalogue at that time ('98)
Inside is the regular Elprimero and the watch case is steel.
Geo

 
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AlbertoS
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Brilliant - I had not noticed...

August 14 2006, 5:23 AM 

...and it DOES indeed look eons better!!! Congrats on owning a wonderful piece!

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Jacky
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Its sure beautiful, but can we actually order the dial from factory? Special request? nt

August 15 2006, 2:33 AM 


 
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Geo
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Re: Its sure beautiful, but can we actually order the dial from factory? Special request? nt

August 15 2006, 7:57 AM 

eMail sent.
Geo

 
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Jacky
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Email sent too. nt

August 15 2006, 9:50 PM 


 
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Jeff Warden
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Wow. Stunning watches. Just lovely! nt

August 17 2006, 12:50 PM 

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SteveG
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These are 2 magnificent watches! Thanks!..................nt

August 24 2006, 6:30 PM 

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AlbertoS
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I know!!! And I must say...

August 25 2006, 2:21 AM 

...that the more I look at it, the more I like the three-counter chrono dial without the date opening!!!

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