hello my friends!
for many years i've owned my nonno's old ernava mechanical chronograph. it's in pretty bad shape, to be honest, but it still winds and runs once wound. however, the chrono reset button no longer functions, the crystal has a pretty large crack from about 12 to 2 o'clock, and the dial has quite a bit of patina on it, specifically near the edges.
this watch means a lot to me, it's a bit small for me to wear, but i would never sell this watch. rather, i'd like to completely restore it and give it to my father. i think it'd mean a lot to him.
i guess my question is in two parts:
1. is there a ballpark cost for this kind of restoration?
2. i don't want to leave this with just anyone, is there anyone in the community who does this type of work/has done this type of work and knows a guy?