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Watch literally came completely apart..I'm told that the stem broke inside the watch and it's not repairable..IS that true? I paid more for this watch than any othe watch I have ever purchased and it lasted the shortest amount of time..I bought this from QVC and they tell me there was just a 1 year warranty and I puchased it 3 years ago wore it maybe 3-5 times a month during that time. I hate to throw this watch out..would like to get it repaired if it doesn't cost too much. Do you know anywhere in Dallas, Tx that can repair Vicence watches

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If there is any damage to the mechanism, then it is best sent back to the maker. It seems strange that the watch has broken after such short service; if you tell them your story they may look kindly on any repair charges.

I suggest you go to their web site and contact them about your problem http://www.vicence.it/vicence-watches.html

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