WatchWorks / cost of replacement watch battery

I contacted Watchworks at Innaloo about the cost to replace a battery in a Swiss Railway watch: cost: $44.95. When I told the salesman that this was an outrageous price his reply was that Swiss movements are hard to work with. Replacing a battery is hardly the brain surgery of watch repairs. So he kept his battery and I contacted another specialist watch repairer in Balcatta: cost $25 including labour. Making a reasonable profit is one thing, price gouging (perhaps on the principle that if you have a Swiss watch you must be loaded) is another. Never, ever will deal with this franchise again. Its ethics are non existent.

Jun 04, 2018

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