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    Mystery Pocket Watch..Help

    Cleaning out my grandfather's house I found an old pocket watch. Cronometro Ene0 (The o is bigger, maybe it's a zero). It's a pretty nice looking art deco watch, ultra slim too. Looks like chrome plated brass, does not appear to be base metal. It's missing one hand, and the popped main spring sticks out like a pubic hair. I think I'll have it fixed if my local watch guy can do it for under a hundred dollars. I can't find any info on this watch anywhere. I'd like to find a matching hand. Any assistance IDing this watch would be greatly appreciated.
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    Re: Mystery Pocket Watch..Help

    Quote Originally Posted by Kewrock View Post
    Cleaning out my grandfather's house I found an old pocket watch. Cronometro Ene0 (The o is bigger, maybe it's a zero). It's a pretty nice looking art deco watch, ultra slim too. Looks like chrome plated brass, does not appear to be base metal. It's missing one hand, and the popped main spring sticks out like a pubic hair. I think I'll have it fixed if my local watch guy can do it for under a hundred dollars. I can't find any info on this watch anywhere. I'd like to find a matching hand. Any assistance IDing this watch would be greatly appreciated.
    It is also missing a jewel on the train bridge. I don't think you can get i fixed for under $100, many watchmakers charge that much just for servicing.
    I'm a watchbreaker not a watchmaker.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ltri View Post
    It is also missing a jewel on the train bridge. I don't think you can get i fixed for under $100, many watchmakers charge that much just for servicing.
    Yeah. I see the missing jewel now. The gear under where it's supposed to be is just flopping around when I turn the stem. As for getting it fixed, there is a small appointment only jewelry store in my neighborhood. His dad or uncle, or something fixes old watches as a hobby. I gave him two cruddy looking 1930's Benrus watches and a 40 year old Omega knock-off, non of which worked. He serviced all three, put a spring in one of the Benruses and a stem and crown in the Omega, then polished them all up. They all came back looking like new and keeping time. The whole tab......A whopping $130.
    This was 5 or 6 years ago. The jewelry store is still there, I don't know if his old man is still around though.

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