I know that very similar posts have popped up before comparing modern pocket watches (both Swiss and Chinese) to vintage watches, but I would like to ask some questions specific to my intended use. I wear a pocket watch (Charles Hubert - Chinese mechanical) most days to work. I spend my days at a computer keyboard, and wrist watches often find themselves laying on my desk anyway, as I usually prefer not having a wrist watch on while working. Additionally, I ride a motorcycle (H-D Sportster) most days of the year, which includes some summer heat and cold winter days. Usually, if it's above 30 or 35 degrees or so and the roads aren't icy, I ride a motorcycle to work. I would like to continue to carry a pocket watch to work, but the current Charles Hubert is just too small for my tastes. To me, the vintage 18s is a very nice size, but seems hard to find something new that is much bigger than 50mm, which feels much like it belongs in the hand of a woman than mine. I have an antique Illinois watch, but would prefer to leave that particular watch at home most of the time and not use it daily. So, my questions...
1. Are modern Chinese mechanical watches (Hubert, Rapport, etc) serviceable? Or would a watch maker even bother servicing/oiling/cleaning one? Heck, would it even be worth the trouble for me to have it serviced even if it's possible?
2. Considering I ride a motorcycle the vast majority of the time, would a vintage watch endure the vibration (probably not that bad) or the bumps in the rode (bumps cause some good jolts sometimes) if I chose to wear one daily?
Good vintage mechanical watches (I'm thinking ones made around 1900 or so) can still be had for about the price of a "good" new Chinese mechanical. I like the idea of getting a better Chinese model, as I would care less about it if it got ruined and it's probably a little more vibration/moisture resistant than an antique. If it were something for occasional use, I'd buy some more vintage watches. But for a watch to wear daily, I'm a little concerned that the vintage watches might be stressed a bit more than they should be.