Ben in LA (Login CYKBC) Paneristi from IP address 126.96.36.199
It was a long, sunny drive from Los Angeles. I'll probably have it shipped back to me.
My ETA-based watch hasn't been serviced since new, born 2006. Drop off experience was simple. The rep took down my instructions which is no refinish and just clean up/service the insides. There was a piece of lint near the 3 that bugged me that I left alone for some time that I wanted gone.
They called me later in the day telling me the watchmaker said oils were dry, that it did need a service. Was quoted $510. 1.5 weeks turnaround.
If not for the piece of lint and me having some free time, I would probably have put this off until something actually broke. 217 has a basic movement so they're doing it all in-house so to speak. Thanks.