Need help with pocket watch restoration

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    Need help with pocket watch restoration

    I have a coworker who's dad recently passed away. He found his dad's vintage pocket watch, and is interested in possibly having it restored. Since I know absolutely nothing about pocket watches, or who does a good job of restoring them, I thought I'd send out some feelers here to get some info. on the watch and reputable restorers.

    Here's the info. I know:
    1. Watch was purchased in 1926.
    2. Case is from the Star Watch Case Company.
    3. Movement is a 7 jewel Elgin, serial # 28293595.

    Any info. you can provide would be very helpful. Below are some pics of the watch.




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    Re: Need help with pocket watch restoration

    The watch is a 7j 12 size Elgin grade 303 made in 1925. This was a very popular model with 2.215.000 made between 1903 and 1939. The Star case is gold filled. Any competent watchmaker will be able to clean and oil this, some leads can be found here:

    https://forums.watchuseek.com/showthread.php?t=166630

    It has a metal dial, this will probably not clean up well as it looks like it is scratched.
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    Re: Need help with pocket watch restoration

    Thanks for the info.! I'll pass it along to my coworker.
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