I gifted my dad one looking like that approx. 20years ago. It is his only watch, was never serviced and runs like a charm.Yes, very reliable... Can take a surprising amount of abuse.
Photo prior to strap adjustment (was 1 link too short - ouch!)
Yes, that is the handling fee the shipping company (e.g. DHL) is allowed to charge you for customs handling and paying the customs duty in advance on your behalf.
Hi matteob thanks for the info but I think if I have to change so many parts it will end up like triggers brush.@Luka you can get these movements for the 5 for about 40 quid. Probably cheaper than an overhaul. Buy one online and get a watchmaker to swap it over. If the case and glass has taken a battering.
@Eeyore68 and @tuxxdk that is 20-25 Euro on top of the VAT? That is outrageous. Some are helpful. When I bought a straight razor from Larry at Whipped Dog he undervalued the item and labelled it "tonsorial supplies" so it arrived without charge. A lot of US vendors get assy over this and often refuse international business anyway so I seldom buy from America.