Attached is a pic of my pro 2000 automatic (bottom left corner) I just sent this off for service in the US through my AD. I bought the watch in 1991 along with a women's 1000 series diver for my wife as wedding presents for us. The watch is in great cosmetic shape as it sat up for years and has a new TAG band. It runs fairly well, but loses probably 15-30 seconds a day. The winding mechanism is bit stiff. Since it had never been serviced I decided to get it spiffed up. The original estimate was $400 for the service. I got word from my AD that US service needs to send it to Switzerland to get repaired and the minimum is $1,000. ($250 just to look at it) I am willing to do this because of the sentimental value, but that is going to be my limit. I know I will not get my money back any time soon but the watch has gotten some good feedback because of the movement, and it has a neat backstory for me. Two questions 1) Is this considered a "vintage" watch by the strictest standards? 2) What would cause a US service center to bail out and want to send to Switzerland? Lack of parts? etc.