First off I would like to say hi everyone as I am a new member. Just a few months ago I got a sudden interest in mechanical watches when my mom gave me my great grandfather's pocket watch. Since I've spent my fair share of hours lurking here on WUS and bought my first mechanical, a Seiko 5 SNKL23.
As for my great grandfather's watch, I don't know much about it besides that it was probably bought in the 1900-1920 range and was very important to him. He was a farmer of relative meager means so I'm sure it must have been important to him and my grandfather also used it for many years. It has since been with my mother who decided to give it to me recently. I'm very excited to have such a great watch as an heirloom and will look into getting it serviced once I finish school as I understand it could get pretty expensive. It still winds and runs fairly accurately to within a few minutes a day, even though it probably hasn't been serviced since the 60's or 70's. As a side note would anyone have a ballpark idea of what it would cost to get serviced assuming it didn't need any new parts?
I was mainly wondering if anyone here knew anything about Soren Melgaard or his watches? The watch is originally from Denmark, specifically Skive, close to where my mom grew up. There has been a jewelry store in Skive called 'Soren Melgaard' (a fairly common name for those not familiar with Danish) for probably well over a century now that I think was started by the first Soren Melgaard. I presume he was a watchmaker as well and probably assembled the watch using an outsourced movement but I don't know. As my parents moved to NY and that's where I currently live I probably won't be back in Skive to check with the store for a while and I can't find any contact info for them to ask. Anyways its probably a shot in the dark but I was hoping you guys might have any info on the watch? I'm very curious and it would greatly be appreciated :) Thanks, en914