Alfonso Faustino: United Watch Services

I was looking around for a wrist timepiece service technician, and I found out about the great reputation of United Watch Services.

I gave them a call to get to know them; and, I spoke to Jessy Dang. He was very informative and forthright. I got the sense that he was knowledgeable about running a high-end watch repair business.

I like that he and his team have expertise, years of experiences, Swiss Certifications, and Swiss Standards and Measurements Certifications for their lab and their equipment to work on Rolex, Omega, Chopard, Patek Phillipe, and other high-end luxury wrist timepieces.

In fact, a lot of other companies, such as, but not limited to, Shreve & Company, bring their wrist timepieces, such as, but not limited to, Patek Phillipe and Rolex, to Alan for service and repairs.

My Pelican Case is home to my wrist timepieces; and, my Pelican Case resides at a non bank safety deposit box for safety reasons.

So, I went to my non bank’s safety deposit box, and I pulled out my wrist timepiece Pelican case.

I popped the Pelican case open, and the first wrist timepiece I gave to Alan was was my 1972 Seiko Pogue Chronograph Automatic: 6139-6005-6009R: hereinafter, Seiko Pogue.

Alan, Master Service Technician, United Watch Services, mentioned since my Pogue has never been serviced, it needs a thorough deep cleaning and adjustment; but, he also mentioned it’s in excellent condition. He could not believe of its condition for being a 1972 wrist timepiece.

This is my Seiko Pogue; I dropped it off to him; and before he cracked it open, he took a before-picture for me; so, I can compare it to the finished product after his service on it.
What the hell are those black spindley things? They look worm-like — are they parasites? I know they are not parasites, but they look like parasites — gross!
The 6139 Movement out of the case.
All the pieces of the 6139 Movement cleaned and ready for assembly.
The 6139 Movement cleaned and tuned — my Seiko Pogue will go on the ticker for a health check; then, Alan will put my Seiko Pogue through a water pressure test at 70M. Once it passes the water pressure test at 70M, my Seiko Pogue will continuously spin on the rotator for one week to make sure nothing breaks down and the time is accurate.
Ticking away like new.
After a thorough cleaning and being put back together and tuned, my Seiko Pogue goes on the ticker. The ticker will check to make sure my Pogue is healthy.
Alan checks the glow. Still glowing through all these years — I’ve had this timepiece in my possession since 1974 — it’s never been serviced until now, March 2022, and the original glow material is still glowing strong after all these decades. I love quality stuff!

After the ticker and checking the glow, Alan sets the Rolex Water Pressure tank to match the water resistant Seiko factory setting, 70M (229 Ft), on my Seiko Pogue.

Alan does a 70M water pressure test on my Seiko Pogue.
Alan dunks my Seiko Pogue in the Rolex Water Pressure tank. Yeah! It passed the 70M water pressure test! No leaks — just like new.
Now, my Seiko Pogue will spend one week on this rotator to make sure nothing breaks down and the time is accurate. Check out the Rolexes and Omega spinning with my Seiko Pogue. I will pick it up on 16-March-2022.

If you’re looking for a wrist timepiece service technician for your Rolex, Omega, Patek Phillipe, vintage wrist timepieces, and other luxury high-end wrist timepieces, check out, Alan, Master Technician, at United Watch Services.

He is Swiss Certified, and all his equipment goes through a Swiss Certification Process to make certain the equipment is up to standards and measurements.

I’m so happy I found United Watch Services.

I picked up my Seiko Pogue on 17-March-2022, and you can read about Alan’s work on my Seiko Pogue by clicking on this link: Seiko Pogue.

Check 6!

/s/ Alfonso Faustino

After picking up my Seiko Pogue, on 17-March-2017, I gave Alan, Master Technician at United Watch Services, my Seiko Turtle Diver 6309-7040.

Alan mentioned, like my Seiko Pogue, my Seiko Turtle Diver 6309-7040 is in excellent shape, and it just needs deep cleaning, lube, tuning, and water pressure test and setting.

Alan checks the lume on my Seiko Turtle Diver 6309-7040 — the original lume still works — no need at relume.
Alan takes my Seiko Turtle Diver 6309-7040 apart — look at the excellent condition of the face and the movement. I am the original owner of this magnificent divers wrist timepiece. I brought is brand new in 1983 at the Presidio Of San Francisco’s Post Exchange (PX).
After Alan does the deep cleaning, he puts my Seiko Turtle Diver 6309-7040
together and tunes it.
After Alan tunes my Seiko Turtle Diver 6309-7040, he puts it on the ticker to check the accuracy and health of my Seiko Turtle Diver 6309-7040. If the numbers don’t match Alan’s specifications, then he will go back and make the adjustments.
After my Seiko Turtle Diver 6309-7040 passes the ticker, it’s ready for the water-pressure settings and test. Alan exceeds the Seiko Factory water pressure settings with the following performance numbers: 20 BARS: 203.95 Metres: 669.12 Feet.
For the final step, my Seiko Turtle Diver 6309-7040 will spin for one week to make sure all is good, and to ensure my Seiko 6309-7040 Divers accurately hold its time.

On 1-April-2022, Alan sent me a text message, and I hustled down to his Swiss Certified Lab to pick up my stunning serviced-to-better-than-new Seiko Turtle Diver 6309-7040.

Alan is so awesome; and, I’m so happy I found United Watch Services.

Thanks, Alan — see you on Monday, 4-April-2022, to drop off my Chopard Mille Milgia GMT Chronograph for you to service!

You can read about the results of Alan’s work on my Seiko 6309-7040 Divers by clicking on this link: Seiko Turtle Diver 6309-7040.

Check 6!

/s/ Alfonso Faustino