When do you know is time to service?

Basically this watch is on my wrist most of the since 2017, except the 2 years of covid.

Sometimes after i unscrewed the screw down crown and try to wind it, i can feel is spinning free, meaning not winding, or if pull the crown all the way out to adjust time, the minute hand doesn鈥檛 turn.

All did was push all the way back, then slowly feel the crown feedback while pull out again, then everything back to normal.

I guess is really time for a service.

How often you service your watch?

Up to what point you service them?

And do you send back to brand鈥檚 service center or just trusted watch maker?

I would only get a watch serviced if it's not running properly. I'm not hard on my watches and rotate often so it's difficult to put a time on it. Personally I wouldn't get a vintage watch serviced by an official service centre but would a current model.

Clearly the operation of the mechanism is questionable so I would service it. I only service my watches if I see deterioration or something different. I would only use the manufacturer for pieces that are valuable. For watches from microbrands etc. I would go to my local jeweller and ask if they can send it to someone.

It鈥檚 up to you. It鈥檚 more down to personal usage. If you swim or dive with your watch you鈥檒l want those seals to be in good condition. Even if it never gets wet you鈥檒l want to make sure the oils inside haven鈥檛 dried up.

Personally the more affordable end of my watches only get serviced when they need it. If it ain鈥檛 broke, don鈥檛 fix it. The higher end get closer to the manufacturer service intervals.

In your case, if it were me, i鈥檇 get it serviced asap. The issues described mean somthing isn鈥檛 quite right. Worn parts will be putting extra pressure on the good parts and putting off the service will most likely end up costing you more in the long run.

BTW, stunning sea dweller, love it! 馃憤馃徎

When this happens 馃ぃ

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It鈥檚 up to you. It鈥檚 more down to personal usage. If you swim or dive with your watch you鈥檒l want those seals to be in good condition. Even if it never gets wet you鈥檒l want to make sure the oils inside haven鈥檛 dried up.

Personally the more affordable end of my watches only get serviced when they need it. If it ain鈥檛 broke, don鈥檛 fix it. The higher end get closer to the manufacturer service intervals.

In your case, if it were me, i鈥檇 get it serviced asap. The issues described mean somthing isn鈥檛 quite right. Worn parts will be putting extra pressure on the good parts and putting off the service will most likely end up costing you more in the long run.

BTW, stunning sea dweller, love it! 馃憤馃徎

Thank you for your advice Sir.

I think will send it very soon although it still keeping time well.

RSC here says every 10 years is fine assuming there鈥檚 nothing out of the ordinary. I think what you described falls under out of the ordinary though so prob best to take it in to have it checked. This is an exaggeration but waiting might balloon a 200 fix to a 2000 one should a loose part get tangled with another