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PostPosted: Mon Mar 02, 2015 11:04 pm Reply with quote
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"Just on the subject of case repairs - if I have a 12-16s hunter case on which the front cover opens to much more than 90 degrees and/or flaps about instead of being under the proper control of the spring - what are my chances of finding someone who can fix it for a reasonable price?"

Dollars to donuts unless in solid gold that the cost to do the correctly will out weigh the case value (unless the shortcut is used which is a bandaid repair).

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 03, 2015 6:40 am Reply with quote
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Unless the case were 16s GF and in really splendid condition getting somebody to solder a new tube and rebuild the joint would certainly cost too much. I used to go visit a guy down in Southern Illinois...Mount Vernon. He died maybe 10 years ago and I can't remember his name right now...he used to advertize in "The Mart". Anyway I would call ahead and show up with a bunch of cases that needed new hinges and dents removed and sometimes he would fix them on the spot. He had dies for almost any case back. A hinge took him a matter of minutes and it was perfect when he was done. Dents were gone...even in case rims. He would make you a gold bezel or even a case lid if you could pay. His building was a windowless bunker because he kept a lot of gold around.

Southern Illinois was fertile ground for a watch hound in those days.

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