Today's fun project was a watch I found in a pile of junk I picked up at a yard sale. This is a watch made from a Kennedy half dollar piece. I found the bezel (which has the dial attached along with the hands that were stuck under the crystal) and luckily found the back which still had the movement. The movement had a broken balance staff. Believe it or not, when I looked into my shoe box of over 300 ladies cocktail watches, the first watch I opened had the same movement!! After cleaning the movement, replacing the crystal, and cleaning the case parts, I have a really nice watch that I know I will enjoy wearing...
I can barely make out parts of the date on the back, but I can see "19_9". It can only be 1969 or 1989. I am guessing 1969. Any other thoughts are welcome.
It's also interesting that the coin edge of watch is not the edge of the coin. The coin was soldered into a bezel with a coin edge.