Hello everyone. Not sure if my watch is 'vintage' - however it's old enough now for Tissot to say they can no longer service it through a factory service center. My Tissot World Time (approx 1971) is in need of lubrication. the crown will wind it; however it is tighter then it once was so I'm not chancing it anymore. it will keep time fine and does self-wind fine. will also run through the night having been worn all day. Hopefully it just needs to be taken apart an lubricated. It has a 788 movement.
I had a Tissot service center do a full overhaul in 2002 or 2003 and it's been fin since. However they claim to no longer have parts for it or be able to service it. Supposedly they even sent pictures to Tissot in Switzerland. So I am left with not knowing who to trust with this watch. I realize it's not overly rare and they are all over ebay; however I've owned it since 1977 when my grandfather gave it to me and would like to keep it running well. The last time I sent it to someone other then Tissot it came back to me with the day changing at the 12 o'clock position and not the 6 o'clock position and the Tissot service center had to correct that too.
Any advice on service centers that are trust-able and who may stock parts for this model would be appreciated. also would love to add a link or two to the original Gay Freres band if possible. it's always been a little snug.