I've been daily wearing my OVM 39 for just over 1.5 years and have grown to like this watch. I've reached out to a local watch repair shop (Stoll & Co) to see about service fees and they currently charge $275. At that rate it sounds better to just run this movement until it bites the dust and simple replace the movement. New ETA 2824-2's can be found on eBay under $200, I'm not sure how much the labor would be to swap.
What does everyone else do with $500 watches? I will like the patina I have on this watch after 10+ years so I would like to keep it working for the least amount of money.