I'm hoping someone can help me with this Hamilton that's been in my family for about 100 years. Model #, year of mfg, that sort of thing. My dad said his great uncle bought it sometime in the early 1900s and it was given to him (my dad) by his great uncles daughter in late 50s. I've been doing a lot of searching on ebay and doing picture searches and can't find a watch that looks just like this one. I've been able to find the same style hands, or dial, or case but not all the pieces in one package so I don't know if @ some point in time before my dad got it there may have been a rebuild or overhaul of some sort. In my research I did read about some online databases of Hamilton serial #s and that the serial is on the movement but I'm unsure about how to open the back of the case to find it and don't want to mess anything up.
It also needs a service and I'm trying to find someone who can make it work properly again. The crown sticks and sometimes you can pull it out to wind but then something internal slips and it won't wind anymore. It's also difficult to set the hands to the correct time. My dad, being the cheapster he is, was talking about taking it to a mall jeweler and I told him "No way!" because in my experience most of those guys pretty much just change batteries and swap watch straps and I'm afraid they'll totally mess it up. I'm sure it will cost way more to get fixed than its worth but you can't put a price on family.
Thanks in advance.