When working on such a antique family heirloom pocket watch it is imperative not to damage any of the delicate movement components as such elements were hand crafted. Reproduction of such watch components is extremely meticulous therefore only a seasoned watchmaker should take on repairing a pocket watch especially if it’s from the 1800’s.
How much does it cost to have a pocket watch serviced?
Service of antique pocket watches is determined by examining the condition of the exterior as well as the interior elements. On average prices for reaping a pocket watch can range from $500 to $800 and in some cases can dramatically increase. There is no set price-range when it comes to pocket watch repair as there is no authoritative horological governance that constitutes the prices for such repairs. At best the prices are adapted to demand, part availability and watchmaker knowledgeable enough to repair such a unique pocket watch.