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Joyjamie

Help needed for old watch

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Have found an old watch of my dads which I would like repairing/restoring.  Surprisingly it still works, have wound it and it goes.   Need new strap and possibly glass what else should I do or need to do.   not done this before and will be taking to my local watch repairers.  Thinking of the following into be done

leather strap

new glass 

clean case

dial clean

service

any help or advice what i should ask for.   Would like to restore so can be stored in a better condition but tempted to wear

 

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Just got back from watch repairers.  Case is not so good has holes coming in it, said a word but can’t remember per now.   Glass can be replaced dial recommended not touching,   Advise me not to wind the watch because it needs oil, basically a good service. Still deciding what to do.   Will look better with new glass.   Anyone has any ideas good leather watch strap for this

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I presume your watch is a manual wind.

 I check how many turn to wind before it starts kicking. Wind full and note how long it runs.

This data indicates the mainspring strength and how fine the movement is or is adjusted.

Repairman would observe performance on his timegrapher and can tell a faulty hairspring, sees the amplitude, beat error, daily rate, ,in static positions.  But really wouldn,t know about the strength of mainspring and how stable it would  run on wrist.

Disclosing  the caliber and brand helps.

Regards joe

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