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Minute Repeater Chronograph help

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I received a pocket watch from my grandfather a couple months ago. My grandfather was visiting family in Denmark when World War II broke out and his family was unable to return to Canada due to the German occupation. His father was a baker and owned property. An individual paid his debt to my great grandfather with this watch. I do not know much about it beyond that. I wear pocket watches often though I do not know much about watches themselves. 

Sorry for the rambling more about the watch. I attached some pictures of it. It is non functional at this time. It has an 18k case. I am looking for it to be restored and may have found a company down in Miami, FL that could work on it. I know nothing about watches but would $7000 be around what it would cost to do a complete restore (Just a number I figured being a business owner and calculating how much time they would maybe spend on it)?

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Nice story and a nice watch,sorry i cannot tell you about how much to service the watch but someone on here most probably will tell you.

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Well $7,000 or £5,600 in British money seems an awful lot for a service

It looks fairly complete, it would need a strip and examine, then a clean and re-oil and set up, the gravity governor is a nice touch, i personally would be looking for a much lower figure, under $1250 or £1,000 at least!

I have done a few and charged nowhere near that................... 

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Hi, this is Your movement, actually they are budget, not expencive.

http://www.ranfft.de/cgi-bin/bidfun-db.cgi?13&ranfft&&2uswk&Le_Phare_OVC

7000$ is much more than crazy, they check if You will agree, and then will start eventually searching for someone to repair the watch...

From what is seen on the picture, a jewel is missing on the chrono wheel and the hairspring is bent... May be balnce staff. Usually I will do this for no more than 150 euro, whatever is broken.

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