Hey all, I just bought a used 144 Chronograph that was sold originally in 2012. It’s in perfect condition, running right now at 3-4 seconds slow after wearing it for 4 days.
I don’t have the history on this watch, and I know the recommendation for this Valjoux is a service every 5-7 years. I’m approaching the 7 year mark. The service at my local watchmaker’s shop is about $600.
In your experience, is it critical to service these movement within the recommended timeframe? Or can I wait a year or so since I’m still “recovering” from the purchase price? I mean, I can service it now it it were needed, but to add $600 on top of the purchase only a week or two after buying would be a stretch for me. Thanks!