Hi all, I've had this watch since 2002, it was a gift from IBM to my father as a long time employee (the caseback is customized with the IBM Silver Club engraving, so from a certain point of view it is a special edition which could be interesting to collectors).
Unfortunately, the watch stopped working after a while and my father had it serviced a couple of times, but after a few months the watch stopped working again each time. I've been told it was the accumulator which had to be replaced, and that using it just every now and then doesn't help the watch, but I strongly suspect there's another bigger issue.
Now I've decided to pull it back out from the bottom of my drawer. I don't know if I want to keep it or if I should sell it (personally I'd wear it rather rarely, at most).
Anyway, I phoned LVMH Italy (the only official factory repair shop for Zenith in Italy) in Milan, and I've been told that they still have spare parts for that, but the accumulator is hard to find (probably untrue as I can easily find it on ebay, even though I'm not sure it is really 100% original or just a "somehow compatible" modern replacement). So they say they'd probably have to just replace the whole movement, which would cost about 330-350 EUR (360-380 USD). Which is not exactly cheap for a quartz movement, considering also that I very much doubt that the watch is worth something like 1000 EUR or more, even if it is in good conditions aesthetically.
If I want to keep the watch, then I must repair it, but maybe it is not worth the cost. If I want to sell it, I don't know if I'd make more money by selling it in perfect working order (with a 12-month LVMH warranty after repair) or as a watch to be repaired. What would you do? I don't know at which price I can sell it nor if and where I can find some Autoquartz expert who could repair it at a lower cost. I hope there are some fellow autoquartz owners here who can advise me.
I attach here below some pics of the watch and movement. Does anyone know if Zenith customized the base ETA movement and how?