So, it's been quite some time since my last purchase. I've just returned from the Sunday market with... this:
It has some issues alright. The balance staff has had it. The crystal needs to be replaced. So is the case with the seconds hand- I really doubt that the gold one is original. And... That's about it. My watchmaker will undoubtedly have quite some work to do with this one, but I really like to think, that the final result will be worth it.
Apart from placing their name on watches by well-known brands they've retailed, Turler apparently made their own watches with decent generic movements- I guess that's one of them. The movement is an MST 352- at least I think it's a 352. I can clearly see the MST logo under the balance, but I can't see the calibre number.
bidfun-db Archive: Watch Movements: MST 352
This one is the closest match- apparently I've got a version with a different shape of bridges, but the balance cock and the general layout seem to be a match.
The movement is placed in a bowl-like caseback, with the lugs, the main bloc and the bezel being a single part- a bit like in my 1948 Zenith.
What I especially like about this one is the aged lume. Has it been relumed? Dunno. If ever, then that would have taken place a long time ago. But I think the lume is original... Well, at least that's what I want to believe
A wrist shot:
So... A Turler and a Roamer in one package What are your thoughts about this one, chaps?