And then I got them serviced by mail. Result: after much back-and-forth mailing, one runs poorly, the other not at all. That's where the matter rests, as I am not willing to mail them back and forth any more. Discouraging. I could probably get a better result by sending them to a fancy watch restore
As others have noted, some watches don't really seem to work with a T-shirt. I don't have much current interest in buying, in part because I don't want to be in shops and in part because I often buy watches that require restoration and I don't want to be in restoration shops.
I have in the past owned numerous watches there was no possibility of wearing, including (beautifully crafted) ladies' watches, pocket watches, movements that did not even have cases, etc. That was fine, but I eventually I got rid of them. Now, when I think about buying a watch, I think about which
I count 6 watches that get regular wear, plus another 8 that are a combination of (a) relatively formal watches I just don't get a chance to wear and (b) backup watches in cases in which I have found it appropriate to have a duplicate or approximate duplicate of a watch. Of those other 8, many have