I took my grandfather's Waltham PW in to have the minutes hand replaced, as it had fallen off. The watch ran great before I took it in (even ran another day after the hand fell off).
I picked it up from the watchmaker, and now it stops running after a couple of minutes. I tried opening up the case and re-closing it again, figuring perhaps something was binding, but it still doesn't work.
So I'm wondering, what could have happened? I'll be taking it back it on Tuesday, when they open again, but am wondering what possibly could have gone wrong. The watch had been keeping great time for months before this, with a power reserve that lasted for about 36 hours or more.
Here's the watch:
138_0650 by JFK3531, on Flickr
Waltham 17j Movement by JFK3531, on Flickr