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LeCoultre Power Reserve (slightly bent lug)

  1. Taddyangle Convicted Invicta Wearer Jul 17, 2012

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    Hello,

    I am trying to determine how easily this can be corrected, of if I should return this watch. In the picture, the bottom left lug (5 marker) is slightly pushed in (maybe 1/2mm). Any idea or comments are greatly appreciated. Basically I don't want to spend much money to fix a $400-500 watch.

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  2. Taddyangle Convicted Invicta Wearer Jul 17, 2012

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    lecoultre (2).jpg
     
  3. ulackfocus Jul 17, 2012

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    It's not uncommon to see bent in lugs. Don't know how easy it will be to fix that if the case isn't solid gold. What did you pay for it?
     
  4. Taddyangle Convicted Invicta Wearer Jul 17, 2012

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    Paid $427 plus $30 for shipping
     
  5. Taddyangle Convicted Invicta Wearer Jul 17, 2012

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    I had asked if there were bent lugs, dealer stated they were straight.
     
  6. ulackfocus Jul 17, 2012

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    Shocker. :rolleyes: He might not have realized it wasn't supposed to look like that.
     
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  7. Taddyangle Convicted Invicta Wearer Jul 17, 2012

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    I really like the watch and would like to keep it, but it is bent just enough that it is a problem with how it looks when the strap is installed. Not sure I can live with it, so I might either return (he does not accept returns) so might have to use the ebay insurance, or I can negotiate a lower rate and use that to pay for the repair. Any other ideas are greatly appreciated.
     
  8. X350 XJR Vintage Omega Aficionado Jul 17, 2012

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    Wrap the lug with a few layers of masking tape so you don't mar it and grab it with a pair of needle-nose pliers, then gently tweek it. It doesn't need to go far, I've done this many times often up to a couple of millimeters. Otherwise take it to competent jeweler and let them do it.

    BTW even if eBay intervenes you're still on the hook for return shipping.
     
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