Is it important to get your quartz watch replced by an authorized dealer? I just got my new Raymond Weil Tango quartz watch so it's not yet an issue yet, however, I'm asking for the future.
I've read on here that people have spent $100 or more just to replace a battery and have the watch resealed. I've also read where a watch had to be sent back to the manufactuer and can take several weeks to replace. It sounds like a ripoff to me. How important is it to reseal a quartz watch? I never wear my watches at pools or at the beach. The closest it gets to water is my faucet or when I'm on a tour boat. I've also been told my 20 year old Seiko can't be resealed because it's too old. So, what's the story? I've never owned anything but mall watches before so a lot of this maintanence stuff is new to me. Can't I just go to my local mall watch shop, like the chain Time After Time to replace the battery in just a few minutes like I do with my Seiko and Pulsar?