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Hi folks, I'm hoping for a little assistance from you regarding the watch pictured here. As you can see it's a Waltham. It belonged to my grandfather, to whom it was presented on April 10, 1917 (according to the inscription).

The back unscrews from the case. The crown is loose - doesn't move the hands or wind the mainspring. Not sure if the case is sterling silver. Maybe the back is gold plated? The one piece leather strap is broken and unusable.

Question: Do you think this watch has any value and is worth getting fixed/sold?? Thanks for taking a look and providing any feedback! Rob
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I would absolutely think getting it fixed would be worth the cost incurred.

Aside from the fact that it's just cool vintage piece, it was your Grandfather's. How cool would it be for, perhaps, your kids to one day tell time using the same piece that Great-Grandpa did?
 

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By all means get it fixed!!! That's a quality watch with alot of history. I inherited a very inexpensive watch (Waldman) from my grandfather about 30 years ago. it never worked. Just last year I had it overhauled and a new strap installed. it looks nice and I wear it occasionally. You won't regret getting it fixed regardless of the cost.
 

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Wow is about all that came out of me. That is well worth restoring, the case back is great and like Banned mentioned the ornate design on the movement is very cool. I would make sure it goes to an old time well experienced watchmaker. Those guys have an appreciation for what you have.
If you get that restored, put on a new strap...WOW! That will be something that you could put on display! I am with everyone else, git er dun!
 

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Wow is about all that came out of me. That is well worth restoring, the case back is great and like Banned mentioned the ornate design on the movement is very cool. I would make sure it goes to an old time well experienced watchmaker. Those guys have an appreciation for what you have.
If you get that restored, put on a new strap...WOW! That will be something that you could put on display! I am with everyone else, git er dun!
Thanks for the feedback Falcon and everyone. I will begin a search for a reputable restoration guy in my area of N.E. I can look in CT too, my mom still lives there. If it weren't for this forum and the enthusiasm here, that watch would probably never get fixed!!
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