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What One Jeweler Wished He Could Have Said to The Person Who Complained About the Repair on a Rusted Cartier

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What One Jeweler Wished He Could Have Said to The Person Who Complained About the Repair on a Rusted Cartier

“Your watch had open heart surgery; it’s going to have a few scars!”

To the client who brought in a 40-year-old completely rusted Cartier watch for service. There was no fixing the movement, so we replaced it with a new one. In the process, the dial dented and the paint began to chip. We refinished the dial at no charge. The client was unhappy with the new logo because it looks slightly different than the original one.

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