I'm not getting the idea of something I keep reading about on blogs and forums regarding watches.
I've read many people don't like the idea of battery watches due to the fact that the battery may die on you- forcing you to send it in or have a local shop change the battery at a regular interval (every couple of years I suppose).
The mechanical types/automatics don't have this problem-- but I read these watches should be sent in every so often to be adjusted/serviced in order to stay in good order.
So if they all need to be sent in on some sort of schedule- what's the big deal with one over the other?
I own three Citizens. Two are Eco-drives and the other is an older battery/quartz. I love all three. My Promaster (the battery operated) actually warned me the battery was low when the second hand began ticking in 2 second intervals. I thought that was really handy. I sent it in to a trusted watch shop and the battery was changed out in a day.
If I own a nice automatic won't I need to send it in every couple of years for an adjustment or servicing? Seems the advantaged of not having a battery is offset by the need for other services.
Last question--- regarding my Citizen Eco-drive. The mineral crystal is scratched terribly. I went to a local jewelry shop and the jeweler said he's be happy to replace the glass for 30.00- Plus he would pressure test it (it is a 200m water resistant model). For about 80.00 he would replace the glass with a sapphire crystal if I wished.
Is this a job easily done by a knowledgeable jeweler? Or should I only use the authorized Citizen shop in California? Sending it away to Citizens recommended shop is much more expensive. Is it a no-brainer to mail it in to the Citizen Shop in Ca?