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    Juwel watch? Anybody?

    My wife just got a watch which was her uncle's and I can't find any information about the watch. As far as I can decipher, it says Tuwel on the dial, although I'm not 100% sure. Any help is appreciated.
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    Re: Tuwel watch? Anybody?

    I don't know the brand but looks like a base metal case with stainless steel back and containing a 11.5''' 25 jewel ETA 2781 (or related)

    http://www.ranfft.de/cgi-bin/bidfun-...2uswk&ETA_2781


    So a good movement in a not-so-good case

    From the back it look slike a beads of rice bracelet which are super comfy.

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    Re: Tuwel watch? Anybody?

    Thanks. Yes, the movement is an ETA 2783. The watch is not running, so the question is if it's worth sending it for a service to bring it back to life?


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    Re: Tuwel watch? Anybody?

    Anyone can work on it... If it is worth $100-150 to get your uncle's watch to return to life then go for it! Family heirlooms are always worth restoration, in my opinion.
    "Forever is composed of nows." - Emily Dickinson

    "The watch has to be surrounded by a history.
    You need more than just a great design. You need to create an atmosphere around the product.
    Who is the company behind it? Why are they using this material?
    People need to be able to identify the watch with themselves. It's based on emotion." - Ralph Furter

    ...that's just my opinion and I've been wrong before and will be again and might be now!

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    Re: Tuwel watch? Anybody?

    I think it's "Juwel", which was registered to Junghans AG in Germany. The style is 70's, which may explain the use of an ETA movment in place of a german movement.

    Brief history of Junghens here: http://www.junghansusa.com/custom~id~3.aspx

    In terms of fixing it, consider what a modern 25 jewel automatic calender watch is worth, and go from there. Assuming something isn't actively broken, restoring this will likely be cheaper then a new comparable watch, and <sooo> much cooler.
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    Re: Tuwel watch? Anybody?

    This is a better picture of the name:


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