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Quote from: Abslomrob on April 30, 2013, 11:10:45 AMWatches (like cars) need to be serviced to run well. And like cars, opening the hood to look at the engine won't do it. Unlike cars, Watches engines need to be kept extremely clean; a particle of dust small enough to float into the case when you open it is like sand in a car engine. So if you want your watch to run well, you need to have it properly cleaned, oiled and adjusted by someone with the right tools and skills. Otherwise, it's not a watch, it's a paperweight. A cool, steampunky paperweight, but paperweight nonetheless.The problem nowadays is that time is money, and skilled time is a lot of money. In many markets, a competent watch repair shop can't afford to do even the most basic service for less then $100, which is often more then the cost of a cheaper chinese mechanical. Your only choices then are to find a talented hobbyist who will do it for cheaper, accepting the risk that they might accidentally destroy the watch. I clean watches for my local friends for about $20, for example, so if you're ever in Ottawa...
Quote from: Drew P on May 06, 2013, 02:13:14 AMI frequent a couple of watch forums and that $125 is very reasonable. For that to be done properly,the entire watch must be taken completely apart,cleaned,oiled,assembled and tested. Watches contain hundreds of minuscule parts-this is no feat for the average person just because of the amount of time an average person would take to do this.
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