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    Worth getting repaired?

    I am relatively new to the automatic watch world. My Father gave these to me the other day, after I asked if he still had them. They both haven't worked in 40+ years.

    The Tissot was a graduation present which he had services once or twice, but never worked properly. I'm not sure what the issue with the Seiko is.

    Are they worth getting repaired? Assuming they can be.

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    I'm sure most watchmakers should be able to get them up and running depending on what the problem is. If it has enough sentimental value to you and your father then it would be worth it to service them. If your not gonna wear them then why bother? Only you can deem if it's worth it.
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    Re: Worth getting repaired?

    If it was passed down to you, I'd definitely see how much it would take to get repaired!

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    Re: Worth getting repaired?

    Figure $100 bucks each to get them up and running. (+/- 50%)
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    Re: Worth getting repaired?

    What do you plan on doing with them? If they will be worn then yes a cleaning, reoiling and retiming is in order. They both look like nice wearable watches and that Seiko may use a high quality movement. I can't read the movement number that is part of the id number on the back.

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    Re: Worth getting repaired?

    They may be worth more to you than your father if they haven't worked for over 40 years.

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    Thanks guys. Yeah I wouldn't say "passed down" so much as "hey dad, do you still have those old watches?" "i may have thrown them out, why would you be interested in that junk?". Etc

    I'm going to try a local watch guy (who I found through WUS). See how much to fix. I like the look of both watches which would be nice to wear when I'm wearing a suit. For some reason my wife doesn't think my NATO strapped Vostok is appropriate.

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    Re: Worth getting repaired?

    If I were in your shoes I absolutely would have them repaired. I love the idea of an heirloom and being able to pass down a quality watch to my son was one of the reasons I'm willing to pay what I did for the watches I own.

    I doubt the watches have any value beyond sentimental.


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    Re: Worth getting repaired?

    it may not need any repair, just a servicing ... unless something did happen to it to stop working,
    but if it's just been sitting around for 40 years, it might just need some servicing (cleaning, oil)

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    Re: Worth getting repaired?

    Sometimes a thing may take on more meaning later on. Even if it doesn't have much sentimental value to you now, it may very well some day when you no longer have your dad around. I think I would at least go so far as to get an estimate on service/repair. Besides, they are both pretty sharp!
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