I have read many posts that recommend sending your newly acquired vintage watch to an independent artisan rather than back to the original manufacturer for evaluation and service (restoration is another matter). If price is not an issue (for discussion purposes), why would you not send it "home?"
And for someone new to the vintage world, what if you do not have a "go to" watch guy and therefore have to choose between a recommendation and the watch's service center? Also, does your answer change based on the make and model?
Your thoughts are appreciated.