After spending way too much time here on WUS and learning about all the interesting and unique movements out there, well let's just say the wallet and the wife have been very tolerant of late with my desire to acquire.
So awhile ago, I had posted my vintage "grails" that were the top of my "get" list. One of them was the Accutron Spaceview, which is still way up there. But over the weekend, I was able to score a super sweet deal on a 1971 (N1) Accutron with a 218 movement. Still kind of surprised I picked it up for what I paid. That and I really dug the silver and blue color combo.
Have no clue whether or not it works and from everything I've learned here on WUS, I'm not going to pop in a battery to test it until I get it serviced first. Who knows how longs it's been sitting in a drawer. I know the crystal needs to be replaced, just really hope it's in good working order (fingers crossed).
So I've done some research and found a couple of places to send it off to, but wanted to see if anyone had any personal opinions on where would be a good place to have it serviced and checked out. Obviously don't want to break the bank, but know it's not as simple as getting a 17J oiled up. Any suggestions? Feel free to reply or just PM me.
Enough with the talk, here are the pics: