Jamie one of the readers of this blog sent me this post a few weeks back. Because of my new job, not only have I not been posting on the blog regularly, I have also been delinquent in responding to queries from readers of this blog.
Stumbled across your blog and am finding it extremely interesting!
I picked up an old Seiko 5 at an overseas flea market recently, with 7009 movement and Spanish/English days.
Unfortunately it is in pretty bad shape, with scratches and faded lumens.
Would like to ask you for some recommendations on where I can get it cleaned and sent for basic maintenance at a fair price (especially since the watch itself is not very expensive). Most of the links online seem geared toward luxury watches.
Thanks in advance!
My response to this post from Jamie (and it is an offer I am making to all readers of this blog).
If you have a vintage watch that is not very pricey, you can wait 2 – 3 months to get the watch back and if there is nothing majorly wrong with your watch and all it needs is a good service, you can send it to me and I will get it fixed for about $10.
I know a fellow in Jakarta who repairs watches and this is what he charges. He takes a couple of days to service a watch but the long lead time is because I hand carry these watches to and from Jakarta and time it with business trips hence the delay.
Workmanship is decent enough and at those prices what do you have to lose? I do not make a cent from providing this service but I am a watch aficionado and i enjoy seeing old or vintage watches getting a new lease of life.