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    Re: Fix or replace? What would you do?

    and in the interim, keep your search option open on Ebay.
    If one pops up for less than $90 - get it.
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    Re: Fix or replace? What would you do?

    Most things depend on many things but mostly your income....
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    So many watches.....so little time.....

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    Re: Fix or replace? What would you do?

    Find a watch with same movement, same or similar dial, and put them in your case.
    The "my great-grandfather's axe" principle.

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    Re: Fix or replace? What would you do?

    Wow I always wonder about the high service costs overseas

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    Re: Fix or replace? What would you do?

    Quote Originally Posted by saxoo View Post
    Wow I always wonder about the high service costs overseas
    My watchmaker wondered about the same thing... so he moved from Eastern Europe to the US
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    Re: Fix or replace? What would you do?

    Quote Originally Posted by HOROLOGIST007 View Post
    and in the interim, keep your search option open on Ebay.
    If one pops up for less than $90 - get it.
    adam
    I will indeed. I'm always on the lookout. I do have another Helbros in the shop, so that one will keep me going. And while my Grandfathers Elgin is being serviced that will give me time to look around before I put this one in.
    Thanks again for your help!
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    Re: Fix or replace? What would you do?

    Is it reasonable to spend $ 90 on a watch that cheap? No.
    Should I do it anyway?
    Sure! Most watches in my collection made it here at (much) less than the cost for a decent service - should that mean I shouldn't have them serviced at all?

    Answer that yourself

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    Re: Fix or replace? What would you do?

    It's all about if one is emotional about things :)
    If another working piece costs less than $90 I would just buy it and sell current one for spares
    Chaos is my focus

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    Re: Fix or replace? What would you do?

    ... and then? Shouldn't the 'working piece' be serviced, too? What's the bargain then?

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    After all's been said and done, there's a lot more said than done...

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    Re: Fix or replace? What would you do?

    Smart 9 year old, I would follow his advice.

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