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Service; Local or IWC?

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How important is it, if at all, that I have my watch serviced by IWC instead of my local watch repairer, who I have know for many years, works on plenty of luxury watches and is reliable?

I have a beautiful Pilot Chrono Le Petit Prince, Steel that needs service. It is out of warranty (Purchased in Juy 16) I am not the original owner. It is running slow - about 20 secs, and does from time to time stop.

He can get it done for me in a week and a half, for about 550.00 IWC I believe is several months and about 670 I think?


Does IWC do anything in their standard service that would not be included with my local guy? Does having it serviced by IWC add to the value of the watch? 


Any info would be much appreciated.





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A good watch repairer should be able to process that repair to the same standards. At a fraction of the price.

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Yes under that glitz and glamour is an ETA 7750 slightly modified by IWC

Their new watches use a Sellita movement, which is basically an ETA copy.

Very high grade IWC watches have their own make calibre and the old vintage ones do. The calibre 89 IWC movement is considered to be the finest movement every made by quite a few watchmakers........... Their pocket watches are also excellent with the "fish tail" movement highly prized by collectors

Sadly IWC are putting profit before their own name and reputation and they will fall big time in my opinion............. 

Selling a £5000 watch with a £200 movement brought in is not good marketing :rolleyes:

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No, your watch has a standard 7750 movement made by ETA, which is then bought in by IWC and fitted to your Pilot Chrono Le Petite Prince watch

So it does not need "specialist" IWC servicing

Hope that helps

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