A while ago I found 2 watches that were my paternal grandfather's in a ziplock bag in a safety deposit box. He passed away 14 years ago.
1 was an old timex automatic made in the U.K. ( his beater :) ) and the other was an old Omega DeVille.
The Omega was missing the crown and stem. the crystal was pretty beat up, the dial and movement were spinning in the case but it started ticking when I gave it a little shake.
I brought it to Jeff Hess and his great people. I said I wanted the hands and dial untouched unless they found a problem inside with them and I wanted original Omega parts.
About three months later I got the call it was ready (Of course it was waiting for parts from Omega which I expected to take the most time.)
It is beautiful, polished and looking like new. There was a slight discoloration on the dial about 11:30 but I wanted to keep it as original as possible.
I still miss my grandfather. I had nothing physical to remember him with until this watch.
Thanks everyone at Old NE Jewelers for taking care of this for me.:thanks
It worked out that I picked this up the day of the GTG in Tampa and wore it there.