I need some advice please.
Over the weekend I met a friend that just came back from a visit to Switzerland. Her father was a watchmaker and died last year. She came back with a whole box of pocket watches. Some are in a good condition, some are reasonable and some are junkers. There are several in different stages of repair including this IWC.
It has been taken apart but all the bits are there except the glass and one hand.
The watch looks like decent quality with gold chatons holding the jewels.
Is it worthwhile having this watch repaired by a watchmaker? I do take watches apart and get some going again but I'm shying away from tackling this one.
What sort of money could I expect to fork out for a repair?
See photos attached.
The serial number on the movement is 282566 with an R under the number. What does this R stand for?
Also what caliber movement is this?
I believe that the watch is from around 1903-5
Thank you for your advise.