There are tons of companies making excellent watches that offer high value per dollar to the buyer. This doesn't always mean the watch itself is “cheap”; more that it greatly outperforms its price. Examples include watches like the Orient Bambino, Seiko SARB033, Nomos Tangente, and more.
What are some of the best values in watches today?
I have recently (throughout 2019) acquired several automatic watches and have been reading about "service intervals" and the like. I was wondering what most of you do (or plan to do) for service on your automatics.
Do you have a local watchmaker/repair store that you trust to service your watches?
Is it possible to service the timepieces yourself (via YouTube videos/online resources)?
Is there a reputable online shop that can provide this service?
I've seen numerous shots at Jomashop's service, so I'm guessing that's a resounding NO! for them.
I'm guessing for higher end pieces (Omega, Rolex, Zenith, and beyond), it's probably wise to spend the ~$300 on sending it to them or taking it to an authorized dealer for service.
What about the many microbrands we see here on MD/Drop that are building watches around the Miyota and unbranded Seiko movements?
I've seen the toss/rebuy if the watch is cheap enough (here I'm thinking a lot of the Ingersoll's, Seiko SNK's, etc...