I have an old silver (0.875 - 84) Pavel Bure pocket watch (Ser. No. 10412 10) that belonged to my grandfather, who had it from his father who came from Russia in 1900-06. On the reverse it's worked in a nice raised illustration of St. George slaying the Dragon. Obviously it has sentimental value for me.
It worked fine until a few years ago when it was accidentally dropped. The local watch repair fellow looked at it and said it looks like the very tips of the balance staff, both top and bottom, must have bent when it was dropped. He says if he tried to bend them back, there's a 99% chance he would break it, and he doesn't know where he could get a replacement balance staff for the watch.
Do you know how I can find a watch repair company who could replace the balance staff or otherwise fix the watch, or is it hopeless?