So last night, I installed a deployment clasp on my Stowa Flieger (A-Dial with date and logo) and I noticed the clasp wasn't clicking very loudly when I put it in on the strap (not the buckle side). Didn't make much of it until I was showing my wife the clasp telling her it was meant to prevent dropping the watch when putting it on/off. Right at that moment, the strap side of the clasp came open (without manipulation on my part) and the watch fell off my arm and onto the tile floor.
The good news is that the cosmetic damage is nearly non-existent (tiny mark on the left top and bottom lugs). The bad news is that the watch has gone from running reliably 4-6 secs fast/day to 8-10 secs slow per day. I also think the rotor makes slightly more noise than it should/used to.
I think it is fair to assume the movement got jarred and something in the movement was damaged. I called a local watchmaker (very good) but he refused to open the watch given that he cannot get parts should it be necessary to replace any of them. I have also emailed Stowa and am awaiting an answer from them.
Any of you have any suggestions as to how to potentially handle this stateside without sending the watch to Stowa? If not, no biggie. Stuff happens I guess...