Marchand a Geneve Pocket Watch

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    Marchand a Geneve Pocket Watch

    Hi everbody!
    I was just wondering if anybody knew any information about this watch and if the cost of repairing it or just getting it working would cost more than its worth
    Thanks!!!
    ARyan_




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    Re: Marchand a Geneve Pocket Watch

    There is no way this could be repaired, as most of the movement is missing! Must have been used as a parts donor at some stage. Back when it was in one piece, this was a key wound cylinder watch with probably 7 jewels. Certainly not a high-end timepiece.

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    Re: Marchand a Geneve Pocket Watch

    So its not repairable :(

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    Re: Marchand a Geneve Pocket Watch

    Realistically speaking, no.

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    Re: Marchand a Geneve Pocket Watch

    Is there no way I could buy spares for it??

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    Re: Marchand a Geneve Pocket Watch

    Watches from that era tended to be built "by hand", so even if you found a similar movement to get parts from, you'd probably find that the part would need to be "adjusted" to fit in yours. Fundamentally, it would be easier to make new parts for it. That's not especially difficult, but you're talking about something that an expert watchmaker would need to spend a large amount of time on (read: expensive). And the result would be a watch that couldn't really be represented as "Original". So unless the watch has a great deal of sentimental value to you personally, it wouldn't really be "worth" it.
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    Re: Marchand a Geneve Pocket Watch

    So how much would it cost roughly to get the watch ticking again?? :thanks

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    Re: Marchand a Geneve Pocket Watch

    Repair cost? My watchmaker just made a balance staff for a Patek... he charged $1,200 for the rebuild. He said the next one would be priced at $2,200 based on the time it took.

    Yours might be less... might be. Might even be as low as $300/600 if you are lucky.
    "Forever is composed of nows." - Emily Dickinson

    "The watch has to be surrounded by a history.
    You need more than just a great design. You need to create an atmosphere around the product.
    Who is the company behind it? Why are they using this material?
    People need to be able to identify the watch with themselves. It's based on emotion." - Ralph Furter

    ...that's just my opinion and I've been wrong before and will be again and might be now!

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    Re: Marchand a Geneve Pocket Watch

    Would it be possible to pick one up off ebay??
    Like would this be any use as it looks somethin similiar?
    http://cgi.ebay.com/ANTIQUE-H-A-MARC...item5633f413fc
    Last edited by ARyan_; April 5th, 2010 at 01:15.

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    Re: Marchand a Geneve Pocket Watch

    Dear,
    This watch can't be restored, SIMPEL IS THAT!!!
    take the watch out of the case,
    measure its diameter, hight, without dial.
    I will have a look around in my stock,
    Chance: little.......... but you never know....

    regards,
    RJ van Melle.

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