Good morning all! Let me say I love this wonderful community and Ive only been looking around unregistered for a month or so. But decided today was the day to sign up.
Ive developed this slight addiction to mechanical watches and a hobby of tinkering with them.
Im looking to build my father a 917 based homage to his original Hamilton WWW from his time in Vietnam for his 65th birthday.
My question is two fold, what should I be prepared to spend on a non historical value/ "normal" functioning 917 movement alone? It seems they routinely exceed $100 on Ebay, is this acceptable? Secondly, are balance staffs easily sourced to repair this common 917 failure?
Thank you in advance for your consideration of my queries :)