Hello all! First time poster, long time lover of pocket watches.
I'm seeking some advice here,
i recently picked up this watch
on eBay, and it doesnt work too well. When wound, it runs for a few minutes, then stops. I took it in to get a free estimate/inspection, and the watchmaker said something about "some thing" (i know nothing about watches) on the second hand is bent on the inside, and it's rubbing up against something else, causing it to stop. Definately could use a cleaning inside too [as i presume most old watches would!]
I also asked for a new glass crystal.
He said $175 w/ crystal, $150 without, to completely fix everything. Is that too much?! seems steep! :(
I really love how this watch looks, and would prefer to get it fixed as opposed to reselling it, even tho i only paid $40 for it on ebay, but it just looks very nice in my opinion.
I live in Canada and don't know where else i could go - aka: shipping it somewhere in Canada that does good work for cheaper.
Sooo, is $150-175 too steep? and anywhere you guys can recommend?
i'll be for sure reading up on these forums, just found them, thanks!