Help with service-repair in NJ

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Help with service-repair in NJ

#1 Post by Movintage » Mon Oct 10, 2016 10:57 am

Hello everyone. I have a bit of a conundrum and hope you can help.

I recently acquired a wonderful Elgin Dante that has a 17J autowind movt. Unfortunately after a few days, I can no longer manually wind it and gently swirling in an effort to start it doesn't work either. When pulling out the crown to timeset position and then pushing it back in to wind setting, there is a very soft feeling, no expected click. Almost like the setting yoke is broken.

I'm not comfortable completely disassembling the movt and I don't have a lot of money to spend. The watch smith I usually use want big bucks, upward of $400. Can anyone recommend a reasonable person that can service and repair?

I really love this watch and don't want to scrap it.

Thanks in advance!
Movintage.

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Re: Help with service-repair in NJ

#2 Post by stryfox » Mon Oct 10, 2016 11:41 am

I don't normally do repair work for others just usually for myself so if something goes wrong it is only my problem.
I have serviced about 10 of the Swiss Elgins of that design including the 645.
I would be willing to fix and service it for you at a reasonable cost.
I have a few parts movements so I should have what you need.
I am just outside of Philadelphia.

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Re: Help with service-repair in NJ

#3 Post by vintagehamiltons » Mon Oct 10, 2016 11:44 am

stryfox wrote:I don't normally do repair work for others just usually for myself so if something goes wrong it is only my problem.
I have serviced about 10 of the Swiss Elgins of that design including the 645.
I would be willing to fix and service it for you at a reasonable cost.
I have a few parts movements so I should have what you need.
I am just outside of Philadelphia.

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Re: Help with service-repair in NJ

#4 Post by Movintage » Mon Oct 10, 2016 12:14 pm

I just sent you a PM along with my heartfelt thank you!!!
stryfox wrote:I don't normally do repair work for others just usually for myself so if something goes wrong it is only my problem.
I have serviced about 10 of the Swiss Elgins of that design including the 645.
I would be willing to fix and service it for you at a reasonable cost.
I have a few parts movements so I should have what you need.
I am just outside of Philadelphia.

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Re: Help with service-repair in NJ

#5 Post by stryfox » Mon Oct 10, 2016 2:11 pm

Cool. Looking forward to seeing it.

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Re: Help with service-repair in NJ

#6 Post by stryfox » Thu Oct 13, 2016 3:38 pm

It's apart and on the bench.
Will be up and running in no time. A few broken parts but nothing terrible.

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