Pocket watch restoration?

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    Pocket watch restoration?

    Hey guys. A friend of mine was given an old Waltham pocket watch by her grandfather when he passed away. She now wants to pass it down to her son, but it needs a bit of work. I have not seen it, but apparently the dial could use some restoration and the movement is not running. Do any of you know of anyone that specializes in pocket watch restoration? Anyone particularly good? Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

    ~Brandon

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    Re: Pocket watch restoration?

    Replacement dials are available, recommeding a watch maker, depends on where she lives. A dial clean/replacement and service should be whithin the abilitiy of any watch maker some don't want the hassle of finding parts.

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    Re: Pocket watch restoration?

    Hi Brandon.

    Depending on the condition of the dial, it could just need cleaning, or you could buy a replacement dial (just make sure it's the correct size!).

    If the watch isn't running, it could be that it just requires cleaning. Any competent watchmaker should be able to do both of those things. If the watch mechanism is actually BROKEN, then it will cost significantly more.

    If your friend can supply you & us with photographs, we could date the watch and tell you a bit about its quality and so-forth.
    "Pipes are occasionally of extraordinary interest...nothing has more individuality save, perhaps, watches and bootlaces."

    - Sherlock Holmes.

    'The Yellow Face'.

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