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.
So its not repairable :(
Realistically speaking, no.
Is there no way I could buy spares for it??
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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So how much would it cost roughly to get the watch ticking again?? :thanks
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!
Would it be possible to pick one up off ebay??
Like would this be any use as it looks somethin similiar?
Last edited by ARyan_; April 5th, 2010 at 02:15.
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....
RJ van Melle.
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