So a while ago I came across this watch on ebay for a huge amount of money, but I really liked the story behind it (granted, that's how most sellers will draw you in anyway). What the seller says is that it's from pre-revolution Ukraine, solid 14k gold, and was "probably" owned by a high-ranking Russian Army officer. The cyrillic on the front (Barzhanski) does match his description of an Odessa jeweler, and the link he provides in the bio gives some more info on that business.
Story aside, has anyone come across anything like this before? Or has anyone at least heard of this jeweler? Link to the item is provided below.