Bummer, unless you are just barely smart enough to:
A) Not buy a $40 chunk of shit watch that doesnt fit without having a
jeweler make the adjustment.
B) Do it yourself.
If you cant do either, be ready to pay someone who is.
Its not clear at all, you dont know that they all gouge like that.
Did you actually ask costco what they suggest you do about it ?
Bet they do have some way to get the bands adjusted.
If they dont, buy one of the tools off ebay, it aint rocket science.
And if they dont, return it for a full refund and ring around the
jewellers and find one that will match costco's price, tell them
what costco wants for that watch, and buy it from them and
get them to adjust the band when you buy it.
nah that's total rubbish, he just doesn't want to do your watch so he
quotes a ridiculous price, just ask around its only a 5-10 minute job
for someone with the right tools.
I would hate to take a battery job to that guy, he would probably charge
$40 for a battery swap and no pressure test.
anyway the point is the tool is about $20, if you have a few bands to do
good, but if you only have one band it's a bit of a waste, it shouldn't
cost more than $10 to resize the band.
I don't mind buying the tool as you never know when you'll need them
and it's good to have the right tool on hand.
Do you know what it's called & where's a decent place to buy quantity
(I'd never buy off of ebay though - it's > 25% stolen goods according
to my friend's husband who is in the high tech crime unit of the police
So if you know of a non-ebay source for this tool, of quantity one, for
about twenty bucks - lots of us would probably like to know where to
get a deal like that.
Vanessa Cara Stancinni
You sound like such a tool that I'm surprised you can't do the job by
It's called the watch-band disassembler thingamajig and they're available on
High tech crime unit? You mean he investigates car stereo thefts?
Trust me, there's not a huge market for stolen watch-band disassembler
thingamajigs even on ebay. The latest statistics, from my friend's wife's
cousin's mother's imaginary friend, is that less than 5% of the watch-band
disassembler thingamajigs sold on ebay are hot. The rest are legitimate,
sold by other good folk just like you who had to buy a $50 tool to fix their
on-sale-now $40 watches.
Very unlikely indeed that a tool like that would be stolen.
And its easy enough to avoid any risk of stolen stuff with
ebay, just look for one of the operations thats clearly
using ebay as a cheap way of doing online transactions
with a significant volume of the same stuff sold on ebay.
Makes a lot more sense to use ebay and recognise that a
tool like that isnt likely to be stolen, particularly if its unused.
yep either this one which will probably be fine with band on that watch
or this one which is a bit more versatile
first one will cost you $13 the second one about $21
yeah well you are being a bit paranoid, sure I suppose there would some
stolen goods on ebay, but in this case I don't think there is a real big
market in stolen watch tools, anyway its like anything, buyer beware,
you look at the feedbacks, specially what kind of feedbacks, buy from
high volume sellers with good feedbacks, I use ebay quite a bit and have
saved quite a bit of money in doing so, eg; I fly Radio control planes
or slope soarer's for a hobby, the last set of micro servos I bought
from ebay cost me $12 each, the same servo in the shops is around $65.
and I have bought this guy before for tools, he is quite good.
again I think its more than likely you will use the tool once and then
never touch it again, also if you snap the punch off in the band and jam
it then you are going to have a bigger problem.
there has to be someone near you that will adjust the band for $5-$10
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