This has just arrived.
George Stockwell case with London import marks for 1916. No picture of movement yet but it looks quite a decent quality swiss movement.
The enamel dial is original and although damaged suggests the watch does all date from that period. Its a shame its so worn that I can't read the name on the dial.
Two questions. Oris state on their site that they perfected their date pointer in around 1938 - so who made earlier examples?
Secondly, I'm looking to have the dial restored and theres a company in the UK called Lynton Dials - has anyone had any dealings with them?
On a side note its engraved on the back 'V J Woolley' and apparently came from an auction ten years ago in Wellingborough. There was a Dr Virgil John Woolley at Kings College Cambridge who was known in the 20's for Psychic research and debunking clairvoyants, it woul be nice to think its the same man.