Greetings folks, New here. I am a bird automaton person-- so clocks are not my forte! I bought an antique Tiffany Never wind with glass dome a few years ago at auction. It looks like the earliest version, has the very heavy brass ball weights that hang from a wire. Well, took it to a local clock shop and they want YIKES $500 to repair it. Says corrosion etc (probably inside where battery was located)> ANY suggestions? I am thinking of listing it in my ebay shop as a repair/project/parts listing only, I suspect the retail cost of repairs makes it not worth it, whereas you clock folks could do it for yourself a lot cheaper... I figure clock experts would have a better idea of what I should do. Kind of bummed but on the other hand I would rather spend 500. on another Karl Griesbaum bird cage automaton. I will upload pics when I pick it up from the clock shop, I had really hoped it would be a lot cheaper to fix so I wish I hadn't bought it...oh well live and learn. ANY suggestions greatly appreciated!