So, i recently picked up a nice automatic Invicta (i know, i KNOW), that i admit i am truly taken with (rather than repost, shots are here:Let's see your limited editions - Page 9)
However, like all things in life, it appears that this one needs some work. The movement (Setila SW200) has lost 10 seconds since i set it this morning (~4 hours ago). Even worse, this is after i tweaked the regulation to the + a bit.. i have more to go, but i fear that there is a deeper issue; she probably needs a good cleaning (i estimate the watch is around 8 years old, but no idea if it was cleaned... ever....).
There is the problem though.. i paid $235 for the watch, and and blown away by many of the local cleaning estimates being easily into $350+ (mostly online base quotes).I love the watch, but i really hesitate to pay more than i paid for it to get it cleaned (i realize it may be worth more than i paid, but still). Am i really going to have to pay through the nose (at least to me.. sorry, but a couple hundie is alot right now... ) to get her flawless? Or should i just tweak the regulator again, and accept that i have an entry level auto at that daily corrections will be needed (which really puts a huge damper on it for me to be honest.....)?