Recommendations for vintage pocket watch restoration -- ideally in Chicago?

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    Recommendations for vintage pocket watch restoration -- ideally in Chicago?

    I'm looking for a reputable pocket watch specialist to give me a quote on restoring what I think is a rare (but probably not valuable in its damaged condition) piece. I have what was once a very beautiful, thin gold pocket watch owned by my grandfather, made by J. Dreicer &amp; Son (forerunner to Dreicer &amp; Co), probably purchased from their shop in New York ca. 1900.<br><br>The tragedy is that this watch was in a flood in the 1970s. The case is beautiful. The dial was clearly beautiful, but is now damaged. The movement, I am guessing, is not salvageable (but I wonder if parts of it might be).<br><br>I imagine that the cost to restore far outweighs the monetary value of the watch, but the sentimental value might make it worth it. I'd like to find the right professional -- ideally in Chicago -- to take a look and make an evaluation. Any suggestions?<br><br>Thanks!

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    Recommendations for vintage pocket watch restoration -- ideally in Chicago?

    My wife gave me an old 1930’s or there about Gruen pocket watch on our wedding day back in 2000. 5 years ago i had finally took it to a jewelry store in Geneva. The store is called State Street Jewelers. I had asked them to repair the pocket watch. Turns out they don’t repair them themselves but they have someone in Chicago that did. So I had State Street Jewelers ship my watch to their repair person. So try giving them a call or stop by their store. My pocket watch runs great.

    Hope that gives you a starting point.

    https://www.statestreetjewelers.com

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