Hi all, first post and what not. I've been reading here while looking for a new watch when it dawned on me that this would be an ideal place to get advice regarding a vintage Hamilton 64028-4 that is in need of repair.
The watch was my great-grandfather's and when he passed, it was handed down to my father. My father gave it to me quite a few years ago; I wore it a couple times and promptly cracked the crystal somehow. I had it repaired, but as a teenager who didn't know better, I took it to the closest watch repair shop. They did a terrible job - pretty sure it was treated to a plastic crystal, which fell off while I was wearing it a couple months later. I didn't notice it until later and at that point the second hand had been damaged. This was almost 20 years ago, now.
Anyway, fast forward to today. The damaged second hand has since fallen off. The movement still works - yesterday I pulled it out of a drawer and moved it back and forth for about 2 minutes. The sweet, sweet sound of ticking was clearly heard.
The watch isn't necessarily my style, but obviously it holds a great deal of sentimental value even in disrepair as it is now. Now that I'm 6 months into fatherhood myself, I'm coming to realize all these little things in life that are important. Anyway, I'd like to get the watch repaired and I want to do it the right way this time.
Any advice from the people here would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!
P.S. - please disregard the el crappo pleather band. Like I said, I didn't know better.
P.P.S. - I have done some reading on this watch and I know that it was a European-only release. I'm sure my great grandfather picked it up during a trip to Europe at some point. They traveled quite often during the 60's.