1931 9k Rotary. Should I bother?

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  1. D.th.munroe

    D.th.munroe Registered User

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    I'm trying to weed out some of my project watches.
    In your opinion should I bother repairing this one?
    Or is it not worth the trouble?
    Pretty sure I have a balance complete for this cal somewhere, and a new glass that can be made to fit.
    Dan

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  2. everydaycats

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    I guess I don't quite understand the question. I assume you intend to sell this watch? Otherwise, just restore it and enjoy the process.
     
  3. D.th.munroe

    D.th.munroe Registered User

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    Well I used to fix watches like this and just give them to someone who really likes them.
    I guess really just whether it would be decent or desirable enough to be worth more than scrap value.
     
  4. JTD

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    Well I think it would be a very attractive watch if fixed up. I should hate it to be binned. Just my opinion, of course.

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  5. Dave T

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    If you disregard the finished value of it, and consider that it is and could be a nice old preservation, go for it.
    Especially since you have the parts to repair the movement.
    As for the crystal it might get expensive.
     
  6. D.th.munroe

    D.th.munroe Registered User

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    Thank you.
    I will fix this one then.
    I do have a couple crystals that are close enough in size and curvature to grind down to fit, so no problem there.
    If only I could afford a pad printer I could redo the dial.
     
  7. Dave T

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    You might check a local print shop to see if they could do the dial for you? I don't really know about that.
    Be sure and post some pictures of the finished project.
     
  8. JTD

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    Glad you're going to rescue it - it's a nice watch.

    JTD
     
  9. Kevin W.

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    Its is a nice looking watch. And i think worth restoring.
     

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