Advice on repair and parts for a Telda with a Venus 170

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    Advice on repair and parts for a Telda with a Venus 170

    I was lucky enough to procure two Telda chronograph both with Venus 170s, an old weathered one that runs like a top and an absolute prestine one that likely stopped working in its infancy and lived in a drawer ever since: not a mark or scuff. It’s wound tight, the balance staff rotated but isn’t stable. As I’m not nearly brave enough to tackle the repair, is it wise to offer both watches to a repairman, the old one to be used as a parts donor? I’ve heard these chronos can cost a fortune to repair.

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    Re: Advice on repair and parts for a Telda with a Venus 170

    It would seem unlikely to me if the good one really has sat in a drawer since new, that it would need any parts that are unavailable and thereby require a donor.

    Likely a staff issue.

    Best to have 2 working watches.

    Don't know why they would cost a fortune to repair, parts are ok for these.

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    Re: Advice on repair and parts for a Telda with a Venus 170

    What do you consider a fortune?

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    Re: Advice on repair and parts for a Telda with a Venus 170

    Good watchmakers are harder to find than broken watches. If both watches have Venus 140s, have the working one dropped into the good case. But have it serviced. Then you will have a collectable watch and something for the time when you can do the work yourself.
    "Forever is composed of nows." - Emily Dickinson

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    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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