I am looking at buying a used Seiko with an 8F56 movement. (I used to have two 8F56 Seikos—SBCJ 019 and 021, the Alpinists in titanium—but they were stolen, so I don't have one handy to try to tinker with/figure any of this out.)
There are two advertised problems with the new watch I am considering buying. One, the date displays correctly, but doesn't line up quite correctly with the window two, the watch loses about 15–20 seconds per day. I haven't done much with 8F56 movements beyond replacing the battery and resetting the calendar. Do these problems with this particular movement sound too expensive to bother with, or could it be serviced for a reasonable amount of money (or even at home)? Anyone have experience trying to have this movement serviced by Seiko in the United States?
(If anyone wants two spare Seiko 19mm titanium bracelets that are missing the rest of the watch, you know where to find me!)