I was casually peeking inside the winding box only to see that my beautiful 6694 Chronometre Royal had stopped ticking! I take it out and try to manually wind the watch, thinking perhaps the winder isn't rotating enough. BUT the winding stem is jammed!!
It's gone off by registered mail to Richemont Canada and I only hope and pray that it can be fixed without waiting a year in Geneva. OTOH, if it does go overseas, maybe I should also apply for a certificate of authenticity at the same time?
I'm really puzzled about the cause of this malady. It was shipped to me four months ago...perhaps something broke then and only now took effect? I've heard that the balance staff is very fragile and is often damaged this way. Anyone with similar experiences?