Hello Forumers, About 1 1/2 to 2 years ago, I bought an old Jaeger LeCoultre wrist watch from a charity web site. (It turned out to be from sometime in the mid-1950's with a 478/C movement.) I paid $530 dollars for it in sad shape - it only had half a leather band on it, and the half that was there was white from powdery mold. The crystal on it was beyond cracked - it had a triangular shaped hole in the crystal. Accordingly, I took it to a well-respected jewelry store in the area that is a JLC dealer and has its own in-store watchmakers to have it serviced. They replaced the crystal, put a new (non-JLC) band on it, and cleaned and serviced it. The cost for this service was $400, so in total I had $930 into a watch that I could probably resell (if I wanted to) for between $450 to $650. That really didn't matter to me; I was happy to rescue an old watch from oblivion into a respectable daily-wearer that, except for some very mild yellowing, had an extremely spotless dial face. Now, it has been losing 60 to 90 seconds per day, which I felt was unacceptable. I took it back to the same jewelry store and asked them to see if they could adjust the timing to bring it more in line. They called back to say that they could not do it in-house: they would have to send it to JLC to service, and would get me an estimate of repairs from JLC. I thought this was a bit odd, but I approved them sending it to the company service center. Today, the jewelry store called and gave me JLC's estimate - $1,475 ! JLC wants to replace the crystal, do a polishing, a service and cleaning, and "bring it up to factory standards". HOLY SMOKES! Obviously, I said no - I don't want a new crystal, I don't want it polished, it doesn't need a cleaning, all I want to happen is for it to be adjusted to keep better time. (If I wanted to spend $1,475 on a watch I would put it towards the $5,300 a new JLC Reverso in stainless steel would cost.) So, my question to you folks is whether you could recommend a reputable service person who would be able to perform the adjustment I want done without rebuilding the whole watch? Thanks.