Ok my normal watchmaker who is awesome and I have used him for 20 years plus just wants way to much to do some work on 3 of my pocket watches.
I dont want to go all out and its my fault that the two that are not running is because I dropped them onto the tile floor.
I have a South Bend Watch Company STUDEBAKER 21 Jewel 8 adj, and now needs a new stem and crown.
My Swiss Bulova 15 jewel winds but no longer keeps time.
I have a circa 1880s French PW that needs a crystal and a minor service as it is keeping good time.
He wanted $800 for the 3 watches, puff to that.
This should be a pretty basic fix and if money is to be spent it will be on the STUDEBAKER which is a really really nice PW
I'm in SoCal and my watchmaker is in Costa Mesa/NB but I am thinking to mail them wherever sounds good CONUS.
So I am trolling for suggestions.
Call it divorce, being laid-off and laziness that I never found this site. Ive been on the other snobby one for 12 years give or take and this is bigger and better.