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E J Dent broken staff

spudone

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Hi everyone I'm new to pocket watch collecting . I have a EJ Dent s/n 22955 with a broken staff , is this watch worth the high cost of repair ? Spud .
 

gmorse

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Hi spudone,

I have a EJ Dent s/n 22955 with a broken staff , is this watch worth the high cost of repair ?
If you can post a picture of the movement we would be better able to advise you. Also, have you been quoted a price for a new staff?

Regards,

Graham
 

gmorse

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Hi spudone,

That seems a little high for just a staff, especially with the '+', although there are some other things that need fixing, the missing minute hand, the broken hour hand boss and the missing winding collar are immediately obvious. Have you obtained more than one quote? Any decent watchmaker would wish to do a complete clean and overhaul as well as replacing the staff, and if that is indeed what you've been quoted for, that's not so bad at all.

I'd say that it's a decent quality watch, assayed in 1856/7, so it could depend on whether you wish to keep it, (is it a family piece?), or do you intend to sell it? If the latter, then you won't see a corresponding increase in its value after restoration.

Regards,

Graham
 

spudone

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Hi spudone,

That seems a little high for just a staff, especially with the '+', although there are some other things that need fixing, the missing minute hand, the broken hour hand boss and the missing winding collar are immediately obvious. Have you obtained more than one quote? Any decent watchmaker would wish to do a complete clean and overhaul as well as replacing the staff, and if that is indeed what you've been quoted for, that's not so bad at all.

I'd say that it's a decent quality watch, assayed in 1856/7, so it could depend on whether you wish to keep it, (is it a family piece?), or do you intend to sell it? If the latter, then you won't see a corresponding increase in its value after restoration.

Regards,

Graham
Thank you Graham . I like the watch it has a great feel and history perhaps when I'm richer I'll have it fixed .
Spud
 

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