Today's new toy:
And on the back:
So - what I've found out:
1) Storch Brothers were merchants in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. From a PDF titled 'The Jewish in Penang 1830 - 1970':
"The Jewish community was well-represented as a middleman minority by the affluent and renowned Storch Brothers and ..."
There are several references to the firm in archives of the Straits Times and they were bought by 'Teatang' in 1954 when described as 'A Kuala Lumpur based company retailing in jewellery and watches'.
2) The silver case has British hallmarks - Glasgow import stamp and the date letter from 1927.
3) The inscription on the back probably refers to the W.R.Shaw mentioned here:
http://www.london-gazette.co.uk/issu.../4503/page.pdf where - in India - W.R.Shaw was given an Emergency Commission from 2nd lieutenant to lieutenant on 27th August 1941.
Here http://www.london-gazette.co.uk/issu.../3155/page.pdf shows that he was later moved from the R.A.O.C. (Royal army Ordnance Corps) to the Indian A.O.C.
So maybe he celebrated his promotion by buying a 14 year-old watch and having it engraved.
What I haven't identified is the movement. Presumably its a Marvin, but earlier than those in the Pink Pages.
Working; and keeping reasonable time. The bolt spring is broken, I think, as the stem doesn't stay put in the setting position. - but I can live with that.
I must stop looking on ebay.