How much should I expect to pay to have a watch strap adjusted? Watch

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As the title says. It's a metal one, with links...hopefully people know what I'm on about.
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err...nothing...lol H Samuel did it for free
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err...nothing...lol H Samuel did it for free
dont be silly dude, its not free.
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I have done it once...it was 7 pounds, I'd rather get a new watch :eek:
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£10. I looked in loads of places, then went to this other shop (I think it was Goldsmiths) And the man did it for free.

Sometimes they do do it for free, look around and ask for prices.
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I got mine done recently in a stall thingy in a Debenhams. It was £7 which I thought was really quite expensive, but then I turned into an awkward customer and went back another 2 times to get it readjusted again and didn't pay any more.

Edit: I did look around first and went into shops that sold the same brand as my watch, but the strap is unusual and the watch wasn't cheap, so they didn't want to damage it. But they recommended I took it to the specialist in Debenhams
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dont be silly dude, its not free.
well i had it adjusted last year and it was free its basically just pushing a pin out and pushing it back into another slot. 10 second job. if the people are nice enough they won't charge you
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I have had three different watch straps adusted on three different occassions, all at my local jewellers.
The first time they didn't charge and on the other two occassions, they charged £5.
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well i had it adjusted last year and it was free its basically just pushing a pin out and pushing it back into another slot. 10 second job. if the people are nice enough they won't charge you
I got charged 2 pounds for one of my watches, only 10 sec job.
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£10. I looked in loads of places, then went to this other shop (I think it was Goldsmiths) And the man did it for free.

Sometimes they do do it for free, look around and ask for prices.
Was this in Canterbury? As that'll be where I'll be looking to do it. Goldsmiths sounds familiar, can't think where it is though. I know there's a few watch places/jewellers around Canterbury though.
But overall consensus from the thread, shouldn't be any more than £10.
Thanks everyone
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I got charged 2 pounds for one of my watches, only 10 sec job.
well i'm sorry to tell you mate, but you got ripped off :rolleyes:
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(Original post by hobo06)
Was this in Canterbury? As that'll be where I'll be looking to do it. Goldsmiths sounds familiar, can't think where it is though. I know there's a few watch places/jewellers around Canterbury though.
But overall consensus from the thread, shouldn't be any more than £10.
Thanks everyone
Oh no, that was in Exeter =[

But if you ask around enough places you might get someone doing it for free. I guess if they're bored or something :mmm:
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It depends.

When I first bought my watch, H. Samuels did it for free, but then I needed another one taken out and they charged me £10!

The next time I needed one taking out (yes, still the same watch), I shopped around a bit more. H. Samuels said £10 again, the guy in the shopping centre with the cart said £6, as did the guy at Timpsons, and the guy in the market said £3.50.
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mine was done for £10
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It's possible to do yourself with a few tools.

My strap broke once, and I had to have it repaired bloody quickly for a night out. Needed a new pin etc. Ran into a little jeweller's shop and he did it for £3.
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Who needs a watch anyway?
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Bah the main jeweller places wouldn't do it because it's not a brand they deal with
One of them directed me to another place but it was shut. I'm thinking I'll probably be better off going into town on market day and see if anyone there does it.
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I paid like £4/5 last time, and free to get that adjusted.
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