Is the SH21 in house movement a risky purchase?

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Is the SH21 in house movement a risky purchase?

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I love my C65 Trident diver I've had for a few months now and I've recently seen the LE version below which I really really like (and surprised it's actually still available).

A limited edition, power reserve and in-house movement it seems like great value.

One concern I have is the in house movement and getting that serviced/repaired in maybe 20 or 30 years time, or can it be done by any professional watch maker? That thought is the only thing stopping me buying.

Does anyone have any experience or thoughts?
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I'm sure someone with more knowledge and experience of the movement will chip in, bit I wouldn't let it worry you. If I remember correctly SH21 is more of a heavily reworked something else than an entirely clean sheet movement, and isn't wacky or quirky in its implementation of the usual features.

There are watchmakers servicing vintage watches every day with unusual or obscure movements, no reason to think that wouldn't be the case for your watch in twenty years.

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I can't speak for 20 or 30 years hence but it's just a mechanical watch.
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Thanks for the replies both.

I'd assumed with an in house movement there would be a scarcity of parts that would be difficult to replace or source and make servicing expensive later on down the line.

I'm reassured that it ain't necessarily so.
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tikkathree wrote:
Sat Sep 12, 2020 2:35 pm
I can't speak for 20 or 30 years hence but it's just a mechanical watch.
I agree.

I would safely assume that the gears and other parts are commercially available, in order to keep costs as low as possible.
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I doubt it's some weird movement that NO ONE can Service.

It doesn't have welded together parts like some Swatch group stuff.

It's a new movement sure but it's still at it's core a Swiss lever escapement hand wound or automatic movement with space for complications. It's actually relatively large too, I believe the smallest case size it fits into is 40mm.

It's not some hyper exotic all ceramic or all silicone movement.

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