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  1. I am relatively new to the watch collecting/interest scene and just wanted some advice on buying a Squale (may have to go the pre owned route due to cost) I have a couple of Seiko SKXs, a Laco Augsburg, Alpina pilot's watch and an Otis Artelier. I tend to go for the sporty/dive watch look as I don't really have any cause to wear a more formal watch. I have watched numerous reviews on YouTube, and seen that TGV raves about them, and has a model named after him, so is he biased ? Are they well made and reliable ? I have read many conflicting opinions on build quality and
  2. My local watchmaker did not have the courtesy to reply to my email about modding my SKX. Probably beneath him to perform such work on such a modest (but iconic) watch. His loss, I will spend my hard earned cash at my (more) local jeweller who has said he knows how to do it.
  3. I assume a watchmaker is a higher level of skill than a jeweller albeit with many years of experience ? He has said that he can do the mods but cannot pressure test it. I won't be diving so is this pressure test critical ?
  4. I have just got my first SKX007K1 and want to have a double dome sapphire crystal and a new bezel insert fitted. I have no skill with watches neither am I good at things requiring a degree of precise skill. My local jeweller has said that he can do this modification. I will be buying the sapphire and the insert, so it's "just" the jeweller's labour costs. Any idea how much I can expect to be charged for a proper job ?
  5. I am relatively new to the watch collection/appreciation world. I now own a Laco Augsburg and 2 x Seiko dive watches. Is it possible to say how often roughly a watch should be serviced to keep it running properly please, I have seen a lot of comments that some owners' watches have not had a service in 7, 8, 9 years. I assume that any competent jewellers can service my Seikos (they will be out warranty after 2 years) ? As for my Laco, does that need anymore specialist attention, or at this price point, is a watch, a watch ? All advice appreciated.
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