My Citizen Eco Drive gave up the ghost a couple of days ago, and I an old Oris Pointer Date watch out of my sock drawer. I bought it off of EBay 7 or 8 years ago, and when banished to to the sock drawer was that the hour and the minute hand are out of sync - when the minute hand is at 12:00, the hour hand between two numbers. Right now, the minute hand is on the 12, and the hour hand is halfway between 9 and 10 ( where it should be if it was 9:30).
The hour hand isn’t flopping around loose - it’s just not synchronized. I vague recall mailing it to a watch repair shop right after the problem became apparent, and he said that that was to be expected in an old watch.
It’s an attractive watch - a little small 33mm diameter, and I can read the date because the are at the circumeference.
From that vague description is is possible to guess how much it will cost to repair it? At least in the ballpark? It wasn’t a particularly expensive watch, but I sort of like it.
If the respair was $100, I would do it in a heartbeat.
I’d probably pause at $150, and for $200, I would really want to know that it was likely to keep functioning for a number of years.
I have attached a picture of the watch.