My parents gave me this Heirloom for Christmas. I am overjoyed that I will be the safe keeper of this family timepiece, and it is a truly special surprise. I am turning to my fellow WIS because I am clueless about vintage watches!
I believe it was my Grandfathers Fathers watch. I am no expert but after some research maybe this watch is dated around the turn of the century?
The number on the case is 1791003.
The case has beautiful detail – front and back – the engravings appear to be leaves. With some sort of badge or symbol in the center. Depending on the light, the hands are an attractive steel blue color. And the numerals on the dial are fancy.
The watch is in need of some serious TLC. It does not run, the hands are bent, (Second hand is gone), the glass crystal is gone, and the case clasp has snapped.
Who can you guys recommend to fully restore this? Is there anything special about the production of this watch (Common / Uncommon?) I wonder if it will ever run again.