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    Worth fixing?

    I have this Hamilton Railway Special that runs but does not keep good time. Would it be worth the expense to have it repaired and if so suggestions on where to send it?




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    "Worth" in what sense? Are you trying to determine if it will increase the value when you sell it? Does it have sentimental value as a family heirloom?
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    Re: Worth fixing?

    Contact Jason at 'The Tick Tock Shop' in Santa Clara, CA.

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    Re: Worth fixing?

    Looks like a nice Hamilton with Montgomery dial with period fob. The dial appears to have some "issues". If made post 1918-20 :) probably 16 or 18s, adj 5 pos, with minimum 17j. If it holds sentimental value then definitely get it fixed, otherwise ask for a quotation before proceeding with repairs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan S View Post
    "Worth" in what sense? Are you trying to determine if it will increase the value when you sell it? Does it have sentimental value as a family heirloom?
    Has sentimental value. Not a family heirloom. I would use it. Would be nice to know that I could recoup most of my investment should I decide to sell. I know there is crazing in the enamel on the face.

    Paid $100 for it years ago.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Old Navman View Post
    Looks like a nice Hamilton with Montgomery dial with period fob. The dial appears to have some "issues". If made post 1918-20 :) probably 16 or 18s, adj 5 pos, with minimum 17j. If it holds sentimental value then definitely get it fixed, otherwise ask for a quotation before proceeding with repairs.
    21 jewels 10k gold filled 6 pos (so it says inside) would a pic of the movement help?


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    Quote Originally Posted by sestrade View Post
    would a pic of the movement help?
    yes
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    Re: Worth fixing?

    Quote Originally Posted by sestrade View Post
    21 jewels 10k gold filled 6 pos (so it says inside) would a pic of the movement help?


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    Sounds like a 992B - can you read the serial number?

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    Would you be willing to have it serviced for more the 100?
    Quote Originally Posted by sestrade View Post
    Has sentimental value. Not a family heirloom. I would use it. Would be nice to know that I could recoup most of my investment should I decide to sell. I know there is crazing in the enamel on the face.

    Paid $100 for it years ago.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan S View Post
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