Recently I bought this interesting watch.
It is 65mm in Diameter, case in brass. The crystal and brass bezel can be unscrewed ( knurled rim on bezel).
The back of the brass case is open. The movement is covered with an Aluminium Caseback, held in place with 3 small screws.
The movement has an alarm funktion.
Most of the movement is also made of brass. No Jewels visible, but keeps surprisingly good time.
No markings on the Movement
The Hour and Minute hands are still (very faintly) luminous.
The numbers were never luminous. Dial in white porcelain, slightly cracked.
The "Second Hand" is in fact the hand for the Alarm.
No other markings on the dial.
On the aluminium "caseback/cover", there are the following markings:
On the rim: "German cross" ( "Ironcross"), after the cross the number series:
17447 / 271 & 20281
Below this owards the center " M"
On the other side of the center " SILENCE" and " REVEIL", close to a small lever that shuts off the Alarm. I know what this means.
The Crown has a dual funktion, to wind the movement and alarm up, also, if the large lever is moved on the rear rim of the watch, to move the Alarm Hand.
I have not figured out (yet) how to adjust the time - move the Hour and Minute hands.
On the Brass open caseback there is the imprint " METAL DORE"
The Crown is in position "6".
I suspect this can be some sort of German Navy (around WW1) watch to be clipped on to something.
These pisc are small, I will post large pics separately.
All help appreciated!!
Also, can the dear Moderator add this thread to the Vintage and Pocketwatch Forum??