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I have a Helvetia pocket watch that I got from my great grandfather.
I was told that it was from the late 1800's or early 1900's.

Can anyone tell me how old it is?
Is it a rare watch?
Where can I get it serviced and get replacement parts?
What caliber/movement is it?

All info is highly appreciated.

Thank you.


· Zenith Forum Co-moderator
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Thanks for your reply.
Do you know where I can get a working movement or spare parts, or get it restored/repaired? It is not running.
Why is it not running? Is it totally wound up and won't tick? In that case, it may be just totally gummed up and not need to be repaired, just cleaned and serviced by a professional watchmaker. Or will it wind incessantly? In that case, the mainspring is broken. Or is the balance wheel shaking loose? In that case, the balance staff would be broken and you really would have problems. And I could go on. In summary, there may be one or more of quite a variety of problems which your watch may have and your options will depend on which one it is.

Hartmut Richter
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