This is my grandfather's watch, which I've had for the past 16 years or so. I'd like to wear it again but want to make sure I take care of it properly. Several years ago I took it to a local jeweler b/c it gained time (2-4 minutes daily). He sent it off...told me it was serviced but the time gain couldn't be fixed. I've a little basic googling and am enjoying the education process (as well as learning about the world of vintage watches). Since I'm a newbie, apologies in advance if my post is too basic or in the wrong forum (I did search for similar posts - promise!)
Info on the watch in question:
Bulova 23 Jewels Self-winding
10K RGP Bezel
Stainless Steel Back
M2 (1962, right?)
Bezel seems to be in good sharp. Some nicks from normal wear, it appears. Crystal as a good crack at the 9 but it's intact.
I'd like to find a place to send it off for cleaning and service (and maybe replace the crystal?) as well. Suggestions on where to look would be greatly appreciated. I can live with the time gain but would like to see if it can be addressed.
Is there anything else I should be aware of or other considerations?