No worries - it tends to pop up every so often with new questions, and I'm happy to answer them...I just realized this post is from 2012, sorry for the resurrection, no need to respond
Like any profession (doctor, lawyer, engineer, etc.) having all the qualifications tells you that the person has met some minimum standard. And like all those it doesn't mean that the work will always been done right, or doctors wouldn't need malpractice insurance for example. So yes it can be helpful to a degree, but I would not rely on certifications alone. I would seek feedback from others who have used a specific watchmaker to get a feel for how they do the work and what they are like to deal with.Al, know there is a million posts after your original, but I have a question.
Using a local watchmaker, are the certifications a pretty clear sign that the watchmaker is good for a service?
I worry about having a local guy work on my co-axial.
That's because no one has "chimed in" since Sept. 2018. Go to the top of this page, and in the tool bar on the right, click on "Display." Select "Linear" for the reading mode, so that you will see the oldest post first, and the newest post last. You're welcome.Surprised no one has chimed in since 2012.
You're right. It is great that someone exploring will bump this thread periodically, but it would be much more useful for many more watch aficionados if it had a "sticky." :think:This thread is full of so many great information. Really interesting and great that you keep answering all the questions. A real addition to this forum.