Recently I sent my Yemen to a big watchmakers in London I got them off their impressive website. They had quoted me £340 to service the watch, but when they got it they then quoted me £606. I phoned and asked why and they said it needed some parts. I told them I didn’t like the way they did business and to return it. When I got the watch back I posted it to Simon Freese for a service. He inspected the watch and said a service wasn’t required as it was running OK, but said he would do it if required. I decided to have it back and sent him my broad arrow as I knew that hadn’t been done. He serviced the watch and charged me £294. The moral of this story is always use recommended companies.