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Just be gentle with it and take your time. It may stick a bit if that movement hasn't been out of the case back in a few years. I would also suggest you place some sort of soft mat down so that if you do accidentally drop the movement, you wont damage / break the balance wheel pivots.

Your watch movement will look a little different than the photo of a pocket watch movement below but essentially all of the parts are the same and you can see the 'balance wheel' i was referring to.

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Ok. Will do
 

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Unfortunately those photos are too out of focus to see any other identification other than 'Robot Watch Co", "seventeen jewels" and 'unadjusted'. I suspect there is a number/symbol/logo on the plate below the balance wheel that might be helpful in identifying it.
 

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That’s probably the best I can do. What ideas can you share on next steps now that we’ve confirmed some info. What are my options? Thx
 

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I’m reluctant to go any further as I might damage it.
Is this watch worth getting fixed and by whom? And With Robot parts or some other mechanism that fits? I heard these watches are not waterproof or water resistant. I wonder what it is worth. May be worth more for the gold but I’d like to preserve as a keepsake and my Mom may want to give it to her grand daughter hopefully working. Am at a lost for potential next steps and qualified folks to handle whatever repair is warranted. Thx!!!
 

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Its value will be low (likely under $50) unless that case is marked 'gold' (not gold filled or gold plated or rolled gold plate). To repair it will require knowing what movement is actually inside the watch and again, Robot did not make their own movements so that wont help. Can you see any identification marks showing thru/underneath the balance wheel ? You might need a small magnifying glass to read them if they're visible. Is there anything written / etched inside the case back ?
 

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IF you want to mail the watch off to me here in Ontario, Canada i will have a look at the movement and see what is wrong with it, whether it can be easily fixed or requires replacement and then whether or not i can source a replacement movement. You'll only pay the postage cost. You can send me a private message (click on my icon and then 'start conversation') if you want to do this and I will provide my mailing address for you.
 

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Its value will be low (likely under $50) unless that case is marked 'gold' (not gold filled or gold plated or rolled gold plate). To repair it will require knowing what movement is actually inside the watch and again, Robot did not make their own movements so that wont help. Can you see any identification marks showing thru/underneath the balance wheel ? You might need a small magnifying glass to read them if they're visible. Is there anything written / etched inside the case back ?
Inside the case it says 14K
 

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Just "14K" and not 14K GF or 14K RGP etc ? If so, that changes things. It has at least its weight in gold value.
 

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Its value will be low (likely under $50) unless that case is marked 'gold' (not gold filled or gold plated or rolled gold plate). To repair it will require knowing what movement is actually inside the watch and again, Robot did not make their own movements so that wont help. Can you see any identification marks showing thru/underneath the balance wheel ? You might need a small magnifying glass to read them if they're visible. Is there anything written / etched inside the case back ?
mikeyt: Would really appreciate it if you would give me some advice on what may be my options going forward for this watch per the questions I raised in my messages above. Maybe someone could fix it so it runs well and that doesn't cost too much as it has sentimental value. What do you think? I am not inclined to sell it for its gold weight per se. Thx! if you prefer to call me to discuss, I can provide my cell here in No. Virginia.
 

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You'll need someone who is willing to do a little research on identifying the movement itself. Once the movement has been identified then it is usually fairly easy to find parts or a replacement movement to get it running again. Just as a little explanation on what I'm saying is that a movement manufacturer like say "AS" makes a watch movement and then supplies that movement to various watch makers using their names (ie "Robot" or "Smith" or whatever) imprinted on the movement. So once the manufacturer & movement itself is identified, then it wont matter so much if you find a "Robot" or 'Smith' or whatever as long as it is the same base movement because it should fit with little or no adjustment. My offer still stands or you can do some searching to find a local watch repair person who is willing to do the work required.
 
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