First post over here and it is a favor for a friend at work. The watch was his grandfather's and he is looking for a little bit of info on it and a good place to get it repaired.
First of all, I did a little research and found that the movement serial number: 2838584 puts it made in 1915. Also the case was made by Crescent Watch Case Company. They merged with the Keystone Watch Case Company in 1904. Which would mean that the case was unused for 10 yrs or reused. Doesn't a 25 year case means that it is a pretty good one? Also, the dial has a few cracks. Can't the watchmaker clean the dial and minimize the visual impact of the cracks without totally refinishing it?
Any history or reviews on this movement or watch would be very helpful. And a trusted, knowledgeable, dependable watchmaker would be awesome. We live in North Alabama and the pick en's are slim around these parts.
Thanks for your help.