Another WUS member (John MS) suggested I put this post here. Don't know why I did not see this area before I posted earlier.
The watch below was given to me by my great grandfather via my grandfather. I have yet to find the model on the web and was wondering if any of you vets could get close to identifying it. It is a very heavy piece and I don't know if it is because of the internals, the gold content (if any), or both. I have found a few sites that mention Elgin but nothing shows anything close. The numbers on the dial appear to be unique compared to what has came up with a google search.
I have not opened it because 1). I don't have the knowledge yet and 2). Can't find anyone to work on it for a reasonable price. FYI 300 just to open it up, to me, is NOT reasonable. Add to that 150 to diagnose the problem. And of course the price goes up from there for whatever is needed for the actual repair. This leads me to my last inquiry...Anyone near the Phoenix area that knows of a experienced, reputable person that would be willing to look at this? I would love to get it working as it has sentimental value. I just don't feel I should spend the same amount as some new watches just for opening it up.
Any help would be great.
Sorry about the quality. I just don't have the knowledge or perhaps the equipment to take better pics.
There is engraving on the back although it is worn. There seems to be a chevron between the 1 and 2 o'clock position if that means anything. The rest appears to be foliage of some type.