Thanks Bhavesh, it's great to be able to take advantage of someone's personal experiences for stuff like this. I could have wasted a lot of time on it. Perhaps I'll be able to get one elsewhere - HK, Thailand, Vietnam (as Alex suggests - thanks).
I need to get a wind-up watch repaired. It should be an easy job for someone who has a lot of spare parts - the small winding/adjustment wheel in the side has broken off and needs replaced. Can anyone recommend a shop that does watch repairs?
For how long a period will travel in China be crowded and expensive? I understand the official holiday is Jan 31 - 6 Feb, but I guess people will travel to and from their hometowns before and after these dates.
Those of you who've experienced this before, for how long before and after is it advisable to avoid travelling within China in order to avoid jammed roads and expensive hotels?