I work for a church, and so many people have brought their father or grandfather's watches to me for restoration. Ive seen some amazing pieces, and some not so... Lol but anyways a woman brought me two watches over the weekend that I bought at a quick glance for a low price. One 7j Waltham 16s in a nice 20 year Philadelphia case, and the other I almost had a heart attack. It's an 1898 Hampden Menlo Park 18s. And of course... The balance staff is broken. I can hardly find any information on these, let alone parts. My skill set doesn't include balance staff repair as of right now. Slowly working towards it. Does anyone out there know where this could be repaired. Is there a Hampden person out there? Typically I wouldn't worry much about it, and file it in the drawer, but this is a really nice movement. I think it would be worth the repair, as I wouldn't be selling it, I would keep it as my own. Or if someone knows where parts could be located, Short of buying a working watch. The serial number is 1187167 it's a 17j adjusted I believe railroad Grade as per the database.
Any help or feedback would be great!
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