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 Post subject: Pierce 134 chronograph repair/restoration suggestions
PostPosted: Sat Jan 28, 2017 2:14 pm 
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Hi All,
I'm new to the forum and joined as my father recently found the watch my grandfather used while he was stationed in Germany during WW II. It is a beautiful watch but in disrepair and needs restoration. From what little research I've done it is a Pierce 134 chronograph and it is hard to service given they used their own movement. It is obviously a family heirloom and would like to see it brought back to its former glory. One watchmaker said he could not find parts. Another said the restoration would take 6 months and could cost up to $1200. The money is not so much an issue however given its personal value to me/my family. Does anyone know a reliable person who specializes in such watches who can perhaps expertly restore this?

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Austin


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 Post subject: Re: Pierce 134 chronograph repair/restoration suggestions
PostPosted: Sun Jan 29, 2017 7:56 am 
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One of the members here has several Pierce chronos iirc. He may see this and have some advice.

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 Post subject: Re: Pierce 134 chronograph repair/restoration suggestions
PostPosted: Sun Jan 29, 2017 7:57 am 
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where are you located?

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 Post subject: Re: Pierce 134 chronograph repair/restoration suggestions
PostPosted: Sun Jan 29, 2017 12:50 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: Pierce 134 chronograph repair/restoration suggestions
PostPosted: Mon Jan 30, 2017 8:47 am 
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I have no recommendations for a watchmaker in or near Salt Lake City. Perhaps other members may.
One of the challenges for all watch collectors is the shrinking availability of those who can make repairs.
My local watchmaker is great but can take months to get a repair done because of all the work that comes in.

Good luck.....

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