need help with watch id- vintage hover swiss made (?)

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    need help with watch id- vintage hover swiss made (?)

    so i acquired this watch a few weeks ago, it runs intermittently, it needs a service, maybe a repair.

    i need to know what kind it is, if it really is swiss made (i think it is. the movement is really nicely finished, unlike any of my other watches, which are all chinese, and one russian), if it's worth getting serviced, or even restored.

    it's marked "hover" on the dial. i couldn't find anything about this watch online. hopefully one of you know something about this.











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    Re: need help with watch id- vintage hover swiss made (?)

    Hover is a brand of Hermann Hofer Grenchen CH. This particular watch is probably from the 1960s. The movement looks like a generic Swiss wind-up from that time.
    It will cost probably more than it's worth to get it serviced, but if you like it and intend to keep it, why not?

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    Re: need help with watch id- vintage hover swiss made (?)

    i suppose i'll get it done in a few years. don't have the coin right now. thanks for the info
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    Re: need help with watch id- vintage hover swiss made (?)

    You can use it but don't expect it to be any good by the time you get enough $$$ to service it. Just treat it as a throwaway I guess.

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    Re: need help with watch id- vintage hover swiss made (?)

    it doesn't run well enough to use. i only got it to run for about 30 seconds in total, seems like there's something jamming it. dirt maybe.
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    Re: need help with watch id- vintage hover swiss made (?)

    Needs to be serviced probably. You're looking at around $100 I'd say.

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