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Pocket watch,how much does it cost for a cleaning? watch is in need of good cleaning and oil,railroad watch cir 1920

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Mcdevito75 Here, Most Jewelers would charge Approx. $60.00--$85.00 to clean, oil and adjust your pockey watch. Check here on Fixya for one of our members who can do this service for you.

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