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Well, the calculations apply to all watches though >>
March 13, 2018 11:36AM
As watches get older, they cost more to service. Whether hard to get parts or just the accumulated service costs over the years. So the question becomes is it worth it to you to get that watch repaired?

I certainly have higher value pieces and family heirlooms that I'll service. There's certainly other watches that don't fall into that category. Inexpensive watch that has no sentimental or market value? I don't see the point of servicing those. I'll run them until they don't work, then either use them for practice (would be cool to learn to service a movement myself) or put 'em in a box for some future generation down the road to discover.

That said, you hear of lots of stories of old mechanical Seiko's that keep working decades after the fact with no servicing. With your 7s26 powered one, seems like a good time to apply the 'if it ain't broke, don't fix it' principle!
Subject Author Views Posted
Quartz vs. Mechanical in the long run Jpeg Attachments Smaug 254 March 13, 2018 07:55AM
My preference is mechanical just because I hate changing batteries, but... Mike D 160 March 13, 2018 03:34PM
Re: I tend to shy away from Eco-Drives and Solar watches as they require being in light... James T. Kirk© 135 March 13, 2018 04:34PM
Top of my watch box is glass and it sits by a window. BF Hammer 146 March 13, 2018 04:47PM
It's worthy of discussion Hemel 165 March 13, 2018 01:21PM
I'd love the best of both worlds" A high beat (like a Bulova Precisonist) and eco drive/solar... James T. Kirk© 161 March 13, 2018 02:42PM
Not that I know of Hemel 141 March 13, 2018 06:00PM
That may be a dream for a while. BF Hammer 155 March 13, 2018 03:15PM
Re: They blow through a large coin-size 2016 cell every 2 years. James T. Kirk© 130 March 13, 2018 03:19PM
Honestly, I consider almost all my watches disposable. They will most likely last the rest of my life Zeb 144 March 13, 2018 12:40PM
To make anything last it has to be taken care of .......... Robmks 156 March 13, 2018 12:40PM
Is it worth the cost to save the watch. Jpeg Attachments JohnSNY 197 March 13, 2018 10:14AM
I wasn't really talking about heirlooms though Smaug 162 March 13, 2018 10:24AM
Well, the calculations apply to all watches though >> Dre 165 March 13, 2018 11:36AM
Agreed. (n/t) Smaug 143 March 13, 2018 07:36PM
Two different kinds of watch. KentBetts 166 March 13, 2018 11:10AM
Thumbs Up good advice (n/t) Smaug 136 March 13, 2018 07:36PM

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