These two watches have come in to my possession and I need a bit of advice as to getting them repaired/ serviced. I’ve been wearing them for the past few weeks and they both seem to run fine but each has some quirks.
The crown on the gold seamaster seems to be a replacement and is very tough to pull out and set. Once it’s out the hands feel really loose.
One of the lugs on the silver one is bent out by a couple of mm. Its a manual wind but the crown is really tough to turn, seems to offer a lot of resistance.
I took them to one of the watch places on Clerkenwell Road and was quoted £250 to £300 each for a service and repair, which is much more than I think they are worth. What kind of price should I be paying for a service and clean, and any reccomdations?