I'm looking for a reputable pocket watch specialist to give me a quote on restoring what I think is a rare (but probably not valuable in its damaged condition) piece. I have what was once a very beautiful, thin gold pocket watch owned by my grandfather, made by J. Dreicer & Son (forerunner to Dreicer & Co), probably purchased from their shop in New York ca. 1900.<br><br>The tragedy is that this watch was in a flood in the 1970s. The case is beautiful. The dial was clearly beautiful, but is now damaged. The movement, I am guessing, is not salvageable (but I wonder if parts of it might be).<br><br>I imagine that the cost to restore far outweighs the monetary value of the watch, but the sentimental value might make it worth it. I'd like to find the right professional -- ideally in Chicago -- to take a look and make an evaluation. Any suggestions?<br><br>Thanks!