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    Eberhard newbie needs help

    I just acquired the Eberhard watch and cannot find much information about it I found a couple on the internet with slightly different dials as you can see the dial is in very poor condition the watch does run one button on the side seems ok but the other is jammed, I would like to know how old the watch is and if the dial could be restored.

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    Re: Eberhard newbie needs help

    Upps Scott, you've got competition. No more good deal Eberhards for you :P

    OP,your watch looks very much late '30s,the tip of the hour hand looks broken. Yeah dial looks pretty poor, but adds charm - yeah we here like aged dials :) How is the condition of the movement? Any photos per chance?

    We have here a member,Sdasurrey, who collects Eberhard and is educated about them, soon would chime in.
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    Re: Eberhard newbie needs help

    As Emre has just said, nice watch and SDAsurrey/Scott is our resident Eberhard expert*,so I'll wait for him to come along

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    Re: Eberhard newbie needs help

    As to the hands, I've seen quite a lot of watches with that design of them, so finding a replacement for the broken hour hand shouldn't be too hard.
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    It can be, all it takes is a deep commitment and deep pockets.

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    Re: Eberhard newbie needs help

    I don't have any pictures of the movement and I am not sure about taking the back off. I am not a watch collector militaria is my thing I do know someone who I could ask to look at the watch but I rarely see him, could the dial be restored and how much would it cost.

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    Re: Eberhard newbie needs help

    Quote Originally Posted by zephyr4 View Post
    I don't have any pictures of the movement and I am not sure about taking the back off. I am not a watch collector militaria is my thing I do know someone who I could ask to look at the watch but I rarely see him, could the dial be restored and how much would it cost.
    No dials are not able to be restored. Only able to be completely repainted which severily impacts the value.
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    Re: Eberhard newbie needs help

    Quote Originally Posted by zephyr4 View Post
    I don't have any pictures of the movement and I am not sure about taking the back off. I am not a watch collector militaria is my thing I do know someone who I could ask to look at the watch but I rarely see him, could the dial be restored and how much would it cost.
    Check with some watchmakers and get some quotes.

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    Re: Eberhard newbie needs help

    Hi and welcome
    Dial is very distressed, and we have not seen the condition of the movement yet.

    This is termed a "project" watch for some one who has the capability to complexly restore it.

    If I were you I would walk
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    Re: Eberhard newbie needs help

    What you're seeing on the dial is oxidization of the underlying dial material (the metal part). There's no way to "restore" the paint that's already been removed; at best, you might be able to clean it and apply something to retard continued oxidization. It looks like the black enamal paint faired better then the lighter colored base coat, so a restoration expert might be able to get it to a more reasonable looking, but that would be a lot of (expensive) work. And the big question here is, if the dial is that oxidized, what condition is the movement?
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