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Barry Rothenberg Wrote:I inherited gold iwc watch from my grandfather but back fell off and is lost.Any one know how I can replace the back? Or, any ideas as to its value without the back. The watch was bought in switzerland about 60 years ago.
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Michael Friedberg Wrote:I would think that, unfortunately, you're out of luck. The watch now has nominal value: the movement might be valued for its parts to a watchmaker, and the case --if gold-- would have a scrap value.
nurek Wrote in reply to:Barry Rothenberg Wrote:I inherited gold iwc watch from my grandfather but back fell off and is lost.Any one know how I can replace the back? Or, any ideas as to its value without the back. The watch was bought in switzerland about 60 years ago. Barry,Why not try and get a back made? I am not sure where you are based but there are many talented case makers out there who would be able to make a back to fit. If it is gold, try your local jeweler first.I have used this guy before and can recommend him:http://www.watchcaseworks.co.uk/But he is based in the UK.Here is a worldwide listing of case repairers (about half way down the page):http://www.nawcc-index.net/Restoration-Dial&Case.phpA watch with a non original back wouldn't be as valuable to a collector, but it would be a shame to ‘scrap’ a watch that belonged to your Grandfather…
Cheers Greg ChalkCvanwhite at aol dot com
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