When to get a watch serviced.

When to get a watch serviced.

watch_repairHere are my rules for used/old watches:

A. If watch is 15+ seconds slower or faster with a lot of variation, get it serviced.

B. If watch is 15+ seconds slower or faster with little variation, get it regulated or do my own.

C. If the watch is vintage with a unique movement with hard to find parts, keep it serviced aggressively (maybe every 2-3 years).

D. If the watch has a common movement (ETA 7750, 2892, 2824, 2893, etc) and its keeping good time, wear it until A or B happens.

The parts on common ETA movements are inexpensive to replace and very easy to source, and will be for my entire lifetime.

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