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I don't want to get involved in this discussion but it seems to me that the dealer you bought the watch handled this matter in a correct way.
To me it's logical that if you buy a watch and there is something wrong with it you just return it.
Your dealer had a return policy.
Once you decide to take it to your own watchmaker you can't expect the seller of the watch to pay for the costs.
When I sell a watch and something is wrong with it I don't want the buyer to take the watch to a watchmaker I don't know.
That seems very logical to me. I have seen a lot of so-called watchmakers that can seriously mess up a watch.
You should have used your return policy. Well that's my opinion.
Btw, I don't know the wolves of Watchstreet. :-)