Just purchased a nice, used vintage Orient King Diver (fig 1) from eBay. And so now I'm thinking that it might be prudent to take it in to my local watch shop for a quick evaluation, cleaning, re-sealing or whatnot (the watch runs fine, but it couldn't hurt, right?). And no, I'm not about to take it diving or swimming, but I don't want to ruin it at the sink when I wash my hands....
Problem is they want to charge me US175$ for the check-up, plus parts and even more "if we find something wrong."
Weird thing is that I paid $175 for the watch - exactly what I'd be paying for the tune-up. For a relatively inexpensive (and old) watch, $175 seems a bit much to pay for a lube job - or am I way off base here?