I sent it to Ken in Florida and he did an excellent job. It was serviced, oiled, etc... and the ghastly yellow paint was removed from the hands. It only took about two weeks from sending it out to getting it back in my hands. I put it on a new black Hirsch strap with a nice butterfly clasp. It's a great dress watch now! The pictures actually do this watch a disservice because it honestly looks brand new upon close inspection, despite being a 1972 model. Ken was recommended on this board, and I'll recommend him as well ( [email protected] ) because he did a great job for a good price.