When to service?

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    When to service?

    I have an automatic movement Swiss watch that is about 7 years old. It has never been serviced and has been worn daily for about 6 of those years. How do I know when it will need to be serviced? Will wearing it now cause any damage? Thanks,
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    Re: When to service?

    its about time you should look into it. i don't subscribe to waiting for something to go wrong and 7 years is on the outer end of acceptable.
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    Re: When to service?

    I agree. If you service now it'll likely just be cleaning and lubrication. If you wait until it gets wonky and take it in, you might need to replace some worn down gear train parts. Running a watch dry is never a good idea, even if its well protected from dust and water.

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    Re: When to service?

    Has the accuracy changed? Has the power reserve shortened from about 40 hours? Is it hard to handwind or set the time?

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    Re: When to service?

    Its time.

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    Ok I read you loud and clear, time to service! Anyone know of a reliable watch service near the Kansas City area?
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    Re: When to service?

    I've never taken a mechanical watch there (only just had batteries changed on old quartz watches), but KC Watch (formerly KC Digital) at 95th and Antioch would be worth looking into. I haven't really heard of any other place in the area.

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    I'll check them out, good reason to stop by Taco Via down there
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    Re: When to service?

    If it's not keeping good time then it's time for service.
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