Looking for some opinions here. I have an Elgin watch that was a gift from a friend. The watch was discovered buried away in her mom's house and likely was bought new in the 1930s or 40s. When given to me, the watch was in need of repair, so it has sat in a drawer until I rediscovered it a few weeks ago and brought it in for a repair estimate. The estimate of needed work is extensive - new crystal, mainspring, etc. - to the tune of just over $800. So, my question for you is, would you go ahead with the repair even though it likely exceeds the value of the watch? Unfortunately, I don't have pics because the watch is now in the shop.
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