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Need a watch repair shop for my dad's old EBEL wristwatch
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Need a watch repair shop for my dad's old EBEL wristwatch - January 8, 2016, 01:43 PM

Does anyone know of a place to take my dad's Ebel in for service? It needs an overhaul and if I go to a jeweler that deals in high end automatic watches I already know it's going to be $1000 regardless of what the watch needs, I need an old school proper watch repair man that knows what he is doing...


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January 8, 2016, 01:47 PM

theres this old asian guy in the sears at fair oaks mall. I am pretty sure he would take care of you. He has his own watch repair section.


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January 8, 2016, 02:16 PM

I took my Seamaster to KJ at Mount Vernon Jewelers in Alexandria earlier in December for an overhaul. Great guy. Like a lot of shops, the higher end work is outsourced to a few watchmakers in the area.

Overhaul is only a few hundred bucks, nowhere near $1k. Or is this a really complicated watch?
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January 8, 2016, 04:51 PM

Send it into Ebel if you're ok on spending 1K. My omega cost 900 flat to service after 17 years. I just took it to the Omega store downtown Chicago. They cover all the other shipping/handling expenses.


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January 8, 2016, 05:39 PM

John Alabaster in Vienna might be the guy for you

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January 8, 2016, 07:37 PM

Ebel is out of business and Alabaster does seem like the guy I need, thank you!


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January 8, 2016, 11:00 PM

Are we talking about the same Ebel?

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Yes we are, it was bought out and is currently only a marketing name. They don't offer service anymore (nor would I want it...). A family member of mine was the North American sales manager for that brand some years ago, I know the company very well.


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