Hello. I am new to this forum. I am looking to identify a good reputable watch repair shop in the South Florida area (Miami/Ft. Lauderdale) for routine maintenance and regulation of automatic watches. What I would like to find is a place with a knowledgeable watch tech that will work on any type of watch and not just high end stuff where they will charge an arm and a leg to have a low end watch looked at. You know, a real watch shop, not some fufu mall jewelry store.
In the last couple of days I have called and walked into a few "repair shops" with the hopes of having a Seiko 5 regulated, only to find that either they don't know what they are doing, or they don't have the proper equipment. One told me after putting it on the thing-a-mabob (pardon the technical term) that checks the accuracy that my Seiko 5 is running just fine, when I know for a fact it is running +28/24hrs. Not the place for me!
Before you ask... no, I really don't want to do it myself. But I would like to find a place where I can develop trust in the establishment so I can bring in my watches and know that they have the chops to address any issues. Once I know they are good, I will feel better about bringing in my higher end stuff.
Any suggestions will be appreciated!