Realise most users here are US but was looking for some guidance on servicing in UK, or Scotland if possible to be more specific.
I am considering buying a watch that would be new from store, but potentially 6-8 years old and the first thing to consider would be a service. However I have noticed over the last few years in the UK there has been a big drop in local jewellers/watchmakers. Everywhere is a chain - Ernest Jones, Chisholm Hunter, Barclays, Beaverbrooks. I dont think I trust them to do a service on a watch that they themselves do not sell (it's an Armand Nicolet).
I could send to the manufacturer, but then that incurs further expense of postage & insurance (also I am not sure if, when receiving my watch back from Switzerland, I'd be charged import duty on the value of it). Are there any watch service/repair companies that are UK-based that people could recommend for servicing of the more obscure brand? It is a AN0711S movement, if that makes a difference.