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Old 06-09-2009, 06:49 PM
 
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Where (central) can I get two very basic watch "repairs" done?
  • replace a battery
  • replace a pin on the watchband
A jeweler on Lamar wanted $27 for the "repairs". Not on you life! I need a little mom/pop shop....

Thanks!
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Old 06-09-2009, 11:00 PM
 
Location: Avery Ranch, Austin, TX
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Where (central) can I get two very basic watch "repairs" done?
  • replace a battery
  • replace a pin on the watchband
A jeweler on Lamar wanted $27 for the "repairs". Not on you life! I need a little mom/pop shop....

Thanks!
A repair kiosk in a mall might be worth a try...they usually want to sell a 'pressure check' or some add-on but will stick to the basics if you ask. Interesting timing as I just ordered a watch case and pin tool kit from Amazon for $11...I've got a collection of cheap watches to practice on and a couple of nicer ones that need 'tweaking'.

Also, there is a shop in Cedar Park that offers a free battery replacement or band adjust through a coupon ad in the 'Community Impact' newspaper...don't know if anyone 'central' would offer the same.
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Old 06-10-2009, 06:06 AM
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Location: Jollyville, TX
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Call McCoy Jewelcraft on 183 - it's a little mom and pop shop. DH usually takes the watch in to get the battery changed so I don't know how much they charge, but it seems like it was way more reasonable than the repair shops.
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Old 06-10-2009, 07:14 AM
 
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Default Old Timer on 35th

Old Timer on 35th east of Mopac. Clock and watch repair, old Austin fixture.
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Old 06-10-2009, 11:15 AM
 
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Old Timer on 35th east of Mopac. Clock and watch repair, old Austin fixture.
Great -- perfect! Definitely want to support small central shops, and I'm headed to that area later today anyway.

Thanks, guys!
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Old 06-10-2009, 11:22 AM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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I'll be surprised if you get it for much less then $27, and then consider your gas and time to drive to another part of town.
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Old 06-10-2009, 08:03 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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Most Wal-mart jewelry departments will do the watch repairs way cheaper then a jewelry store.
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Old 06-10-2009, 09:28 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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Why do you need a wrist watch these days? Most cell phones, digital organizers, all have clocks and alarms built in.

And, if $27 is too much for you, you can buy a brand new casio digital wristwatches for $11 or so;

Amazon.com: Casio Men's Classic Black Digital Resin Strap Watch #F91W-1: Watches
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Old 06-11-2009, 10:26 AM
 
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Old Timer replaced the pin for $3.79.
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Old 06-11-2009, 10:41 AM
 
Location: Greenville, Delaware
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There's a little quickie watch repair shop in Barton Square Mall. I used to use them everytime I needed something like a battery replaced.
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