Just got my old watch — a 14 year old Casio Quartz dive watch I’ve had since high school — fixed and tuned up by a sociable old timepiece artisan in Downtown Washington. Full service: new leather strap, new battery, and a new O-ring, with waterproofing gasket gel, all for cheap. (Well, cheap for DC, anyway.) So if you’re in DC and need a watch fixed, check out the shoe/watch/clock repair shop at 18th and H NW, right across the street from Farragut West Metro, near the World Bank.
Update: For Dupont Circle area people, there’s also a jeweler and watchmaker at 17th and R NW, right by Steam Cafe.
(Photo taken with a Palm Zire 71.)