Internet Horology Club 185
September 30, 2018, 16:22Mark Cross
Does anyone here work on or do basic servicing for Accutrons like model 214 or 218 models?
September 30, 2018, 17:06Peter Kaszubski
Im not sure if any one here are left there was one guy I forgot his name .
September 30, 2018, 20:02Mark Cross
Thanks, Peter! You ever dealt with any of these folks?
September 30, 2018, 20:17Peter Kaszubski
no I have not .
September 30, 2018, 20:50Mark Cross
Thanks again, Peter! According to the business directory, it looks like it might have been Scott Cerullo, but his linked website no longer exists.You purchased a crystal from him for an Accutron 'back in the day'.
Anyone in the 185 service them now? All I need is a regular service for my running 214. It hasn’t been serviced/lubed since 2007 but runs fine and still keeps great time.
I just don’t want it locking up on me from not being serviced, and I’d rather deal with one of our own if possible.
October 01, 2018, 14:39Peter Kaszubski
that's him Scott C.
October 01, 2018, 16:07Mark Cross
Wonder what happened to him?
October 01, 2018, 17:12Tom Dunn
My WW guy is a certified Accutron tech, he can do it
That is IF you dont need any parts. If all you need is a basic cleaning that's no problem and he is good.
October 01, 2018, 18:00Mark Cross
That's all I need, Tom. A regular cleaning/service. It's running fine and keeping time now. I just wasn't aware how LONG it has been since it was last serviced, and they recommend them being serviced at least every 6 years or they grind themselves to death.
It's been since 2008 since mine was last done, so it's a bit over due.
Who is it and how do I proceed? Should I send it through you? Inquiring minds want to know!
October 01, 2018, 22:28Tom Dunn
Let me ask him. You have to go thru me as he works out of a jewelry store and only takes trade repairs from dealers. I think last one he did
service on was $90. May want to wait a few weeks
as we're goin to FL on the 15th. Let me know if that'll work.
October 02, 2018, 09:12Mark Cross
Works fine for me, and thanks Tom! No hurry at all, and I really appreciate it!
Just let me know here or drop me an email when you can.
October 02, 2018, 11:25Tom Dunn
Will do Mark. I've got 30 or so in my accutron collection, everything from a basic old 214 to a RR Approved 218 Mk IV, I am dreading pulling these out, all will need service and I'm sure more than one will probably need a coil, index wheel, etc etc
One big OUCH I'm not looking forward to
You are right about needing to keep these serviced,
if you run them for years they will get dirty just like any other watch, and if the coil keeps grinding away before you know it you'll need an index wheel as well. Those are one of the first things to get chewed up. Price one of those bad boys if you can even find one.
I'll be in touch, we'll get yours clean n hummin
October 02, 2018, 11:55Mark Cross
I have my Dad's 218 that he got for 25 years service at Goodyear Atomic Corporation back in the 1980's that he wore sparingly, then put back.
I don't run it, as it's an absolute PAIN to replace the battery, where my 214 is a cinch to replace the battery....so the 214 is the one I keep running and wear when it comes up in the rotation.
October 02, 2018, 16:10Gary E. Cochran
There is a group called The Accutron Collectors...There are several fellows on there that work on them..There is a fellow on there Andrew Price from Monroe, NC that is highly recommended for Accutron repair...I sent him one watch that I had another fellow clean and service but never would run right...I had sent it back to him several times with no success...I sent it to Andrew and in a few days he had fixed the problem...That is the only personal experience I have had with him...I am getting ready to send him another for more work...Gary
October 03, 2018, 09:24Mark Cross