Hey all, first post on here. I'm quite addicted to this new hobby already...
Let me and preface this with a few things. 1) This is my first 'good' quality watch. 2) I'm usually very careful with my stuff, though a few recent accidents have tested that. 3) There are few mechanical systems I'm afraid of exploring.
I picked up the watch about two weeks ago from a seller on Amazon (mistake). The watch worked perfectly when I received it. Then.. I dropped it on a hard floor while putting it on in a rush. As soon as this happened, the watch began ticking extremely fast (20-30 seconds per minute). Being the impatient and adventurous person that I am, I decided to check out the problem on my own. I did not find the source of the problem, but the watch still worked when I put it back together. I took it to a repair shop, where the owner took a look at it and concluded that the problem was a broken pallet fork. He says that should not have happened with the fall it took, and that I should send it to Seiko for repair.
I have two main questions. First, would Seiko's contractor repair the watch under warranty seeing as it came from a questionable source? I have all of the paperwork, but the warranty card was not filled out by the seller. Second, is it possible to find the 7s36 pallet fork so that I could repair it myself? I don't really mind learning the workings of the watch the hard way. If worse comes to worse, I understand that I can throw in a 7s26 movement.
 Hmm.. I definitely didn't do my research when buying this watch, now that I know it's a grey market Seiko with no warranty. It doesn't seem worth it to send the watch off, since the repair is going to cost almost as much as a new movement.. I guess this thread is in the wrong place, sorry about that.