Hi guys. Just received this one-owner Classic XXL Complication ref 581.7506.4061LS with original box, papers, and tag. Movement is cal. 581 base ETA 2688/2671. First owner purchased it new in late 2000 and has never had it serviced. Everything appears to be functioning ok--crown, winding, button pushers for sub dials, etc. Will ascertain accuracy in the coming days, but I want to get the piece serviced so it's in good running order and also to address some cosmetic issues.
This is my first Oris and would be my first time having a watch serviced. Do you recommend I send it to the authorized service center in Stoneham, MA or am I not sacrificing much by going to a local watchmaker? There's a local AWI certified watchmakers in town with 25 years experience. I heard Oris will not release parts to anyone outside their network. Is this true?
Here's some pics of the watch. I'd like to get it polished, especially the bezel that has very noticeable marks. The bottom half of the sapphire crystal also has numerous small marks that are difficult to photograph. What do you guys estimate the cost will be to service and polish assuming no replacement parts are needed? Hoping it doesn't approach what I paid for the watch. Thanks for any advice.