A close friend of our family recently explained he forgot to check
his pockets and his Girard Perregaux men’s wrist watch tumbled for
the complete cycle in the washer, and, tumbled for the complete
medium heat cycle in the dryer. The watch is 18K and still in its
original shape, the crystal is not damaged but it no longer keeps
time. He took it to his local jeweler in Indiana and was told the
watch could not be repaired.
I am a great believer in asking again and again when I am told
something cannot be done. Surely there is someone on Orchid who
knows how to repair this or can provide a recommendation of a well
known genius in the field of watch repair. Perhaps some parts must be
replaced but most of the watch is salvageable. It was new in 1956
and was a graduation gift from his dad. It has a leather strap, a
second hand, no date box, arabic numbers, diameter is 1.5 inches,
thickness is 3/8 inches. I think our friend would fly to Switzerland
for repairs if necessary because of the sentimental value.
Looking forward to hearing from every positive thinking, high quality
watch repairer in our marvelous Orchid organization.
Many thanks in advance,