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In case anyone has ever looked into re-application of caseback medallion enamel by Longines...

  1. jshaw083 Jul 7, 2018

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    Seems pretty steep to me. You could likely buy two mint Conquests for this price. Not sure why it's this expensive.
     
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  2. ulackfocus Jul 7, 2018

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    Because Switzerland.
     
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  3. Tony C. Ωf Jury member Jul 7, 2018

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    Any kind of vintage watch restoration in Switzerland will be expensive. You should hear some Rolex stories...
     
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  4. MikeMan2727 Jul 7, 2018

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    Hah, if they consider 3000 CHF "relatively" high for a medallion restoration, I wonder what they would consider "Very" high!
     
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  5. jshaw083 Jul 7, 2018

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    Ha yeah, I thought that was particularly cheeky on their part. They seem to have lost touch with reality if that's what they consider "slightly" or "relatively" expensive for a touch of enamel on a caseback.
     
  6. TropicConnie Jul 9, 2018

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    I've had luck with nail polish and a steady hand.
     
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  7. Larry S Color Commentator for the Hyperbole. Jul 9, 2018

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    My assumption is that the set up costs to do this for one case back are the culprit.
     
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  8. rcs914 Jul 9, 2018

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    There are some very good restorers out there of cloisonne dials that I'm sure could do it. I would think it would be a similar process.
     
  9. Modest_Proposal Trying too hard to be one of the cool kids Jul 9, 2018

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    "Relative" does not mean "slightly" - it means "with respect to". So it is high compared to the average Swiss restoration job.

    If anything, that suggests exactly what it is - which is damn high!
     
  10. hotsauz Jul 17, 2018

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    Thanks for sharing, but wow that's pricy...
     
  11. JimJupiter Jul 17, 2018

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