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Dropped my Milgauss!! - sapphire replacement advice

  1. amiriqbal Jul 18, 2019

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    While taking it out of the safe, only a few moments ago, I managed to drop my Milgauss GV Z blue onto the tiled floor.

    Unfortunately the Saphire has completely cracked and there is a small scuff around 1300hrs at the bezel. Noticed some shards of glass on the dial.

    I've pulled out the crown to immobilise the movement for now to prevent any (further) damage to the watch movement.

    I'm abroad at the moment and will take back to my AD when home. In the meantime any one have an idea of cost of repair??

    I know the Milgauss GV glass is difficult to manufacture and, from my initial Google search, rolex will likely want to service the movement also, to make sure no glass fragments inside.

    Watch is only a few months old, so pretty gutted but hopefully all will be right once repaired.
     
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  2. Martin_J_N Jul 18, 2019

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    Don't know about cost to repair, just wondered if the watch is covered under your household contents insurance for accidental damage, my watches along with any other personal items, cameras etc are covered under that policy away from home. Just a thought.
     
  3. amiriqbal Jul 18, 2019

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  5. amiriqbal Jul 18, 2019

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    Thanks for the advice. I'm hoping it is, I'll check when I'm back home, travelling back to the UK today.

    Man, why couldn't I have dropped my Speedie and taken benefit from the hesalite!!
     
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  6. Wivac Terribly special Jul 18, 2019

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    OW.
    I actaully winced when i saw that.
    Got away with doing the same to my PO not so long ago, no idea how.
     
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  7. rob#1 Jul 18, 2019

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    :eek:

    Best wishes for a positive outcome
     
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  8. amiriqbal Jul 18, 2019

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    You and me both!!

    Suppose its a lesson, hard learned, to be more careful.

    The watch is really heavy which no doubt added to the impact.
     
  9. Wivac Terribly special Jul 18, 2019

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    Absolutely gutted for you. I knew the glass was very different, but not THAT different, some sort of withcraft used in making that?

    My PO bounced and took a chunk out of the tile. I was on the floor quicker than gravity looking for damage in situ, heart in mouth.
    For the rest of the trip spare towels / rugs were dragged underneath any over head safes.
     
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  10. Alpha Kilt Owner, Beagle Parent, Omega Collector Jul 18, 2019

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    Wearing mine today with EXTRA care.
     
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  11. Dan S Jul 18, 2019

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    Sorry to see that photo, but I’m sure Rolex will make it like new again. At least it’s a new watch where replacement parts are no problem and don’t devalue the watch.
     
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  12. amiriqbal Jul 18, 2019

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    Thanks for your concern.

    Reassuring words for sure :)
     
  13. stevec14 Still bloody here Jul 18, 2019

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    Sorry to see what happened. I would expect Rolex will insist on a full service to ensure any shards have not got into the movement (at least that fits what I’ve seen before).

    A service, polish up and new sapphire maybe expect a bill of 8-900 quid.

    From memory a Crystal was approx £150 on my gmt. Suspect it will be more as is the green crystal.
     
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  14. Darlinboy Pratts! Will I B******S!!! Jul 18, 2019

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    The milgauss crystal will be around US$500 bucks plus labor & tax. Your watch has taken a pretty hard shot and if it were mine, I'd have the movement checked as well. RCS will likely do this in any event, but I'd be sure to ask.
     
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  15. amiriqbal Jul 18, 2019

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    Thanks @stevec14 - very useful info.

    I thought it would be around that ballpark
     
  16. amiriqbal Jul 18, 2019

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    Thanks for the advice. Will be sure to have the movement checked also
     
  17. whippetman01 Jul 18, 2019

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    I understand that they will only replace glass when doing a full service...
     
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  18. BlackTalon This Space for Rent Jul 18, 2019

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    You may want to consider removing that invoice, and reposting a photo of it that does not include your address...
     
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  19. amiriqbal Jul 18, 2019

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    That's exactly the info I was after - thanks so much!

    Looks like that's what I'm going to end up paying

    That
     
  20. stevec14 Still bloody here Jul 18, 2019

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    It’s the address for the grey dealer. Service was done while watch was with them
     
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