Need help with DOXA pocket

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    Need help with DOXA pocket

    Hello everyone,

    This Doxa belonged to my greatgrandfather. I suppose it's from the early 1900s.

    Doxa
    - on the front side are his initials "DŠ"
    - the watch is very thin, as you can see on the pictures
    - you can also see some damagings on the front and on the back and on the crown as well

    - when opened it says:
    MEDAILLE D'OR MILAN - 1906
    DOXA
    HORS CONCOURS
    LIEGE - 1905

    - Doxa 0.900
    - probably a serial number on the inner side of the cover: 4483936

    Questions:
    1. How much should I invest in the restoration of this watch?
    2. What is the approximate value of this watch?
    3. Would it be possible to give a new look to its face (along with the black stripes it once had)?
    4. Would this watch run properly and accurately, if repaired?
    5. Tell me a bit more about the time it was manufactured, if possible?

    Thanks a lot!


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    Re: Need help with DOXA pocket

    Welcome to the forum! That's a nice pocket watch! Obviously, it is post-1905 (it refers to a medal or award won at Lüttich (Liege), Belgium in 1905. I wouldn't place it at much later than that - probably around 1910-1914, although watches of that style were still made in the inter-war era. We don't give valuations on this forum, there is a sticky as to why. Doxa didn't make their own movements, their pocket watches often have movements by FHF (Fabrique d'Horlogerie Fontainemelon), e.g.:

    bidfun-db Archiv: Uhrwerke: FHF 10-19'''H4.2

    If you have this one serviced, it will cost you upwards of 100$, depending on where you go. In my country, it starts at around 100 Euros.....

    Hartmut Richter

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    Re: Need help with DOXA pocket

    Thank you Mr Richter! I'll make sure to give it a good facelift. It's a really nice watch and has some family history behind it, so I think it would be a shame to let it stay like it is now. Hopefully I'll find someone who won't rip me off.

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