Hey guys, I recently traded for a sinn U1 unknowing that the watch was riddled with problems. Seller stated watch had been serviced , but after noticing a smudge under side of sapphire . I took watch into my watchmaker and told me to send into RGm, so I did. Response back was that watch had been damaged to water. Metal dust and rust inside , sapphire needs replacement , new bezel spring , and maybe new dial.
My question is : what value can I put on the watch-if any? I really don’t want to send into Germany and pay ~1k or whatever service is gonna be.
Update: in the process to return watch to its rightful owner after he sends mine back. But the question still stands if I never get my old watch back. What do I do with an old U1 that looks and seemingly runs fine, but with the problems above.