I have an old Favre Leuba Sea King (with 253 movement), and it seems to have worn winding wheels. I tried a High St jewellers that did repairs for Swiss watches, but they said they couldn't repair it because the parts were obsolete.
I have found places on the internet that specialise in obsolete parts (probably from other old movements).
Is it sensible (in terms of budget and result) to just source the required parts myself and get a local place to do the repair or should I just take it to a place that specialises in repairing vintage watches (assuming they have their own contacts/sources for the obsolete parts)?
I assume that the latter would charge premium prices, or does anyone know any specialist places in the UK or Europe that charge similar prices to local places?