I just recieved these two watches.
I was after something cheap to work on for a project and to learn. I am a complete ammature and know my chances of success is close to zero.
Although i am lucky as i live in a small town, and have made a freindly relationship with a really well respected watch maker guy. So i have a bit of help.
So i found these two watches from the same seller on ebay, they looked fairly complete, good dials, clean movements etc...and they appealed to me.
The photos where poor (mine are not much better)
The Olma was in working condition, so i thought it would be good as a pull down, oil and rebuild.
The Favre was said to be in non working order, hands stuffed, but a good main spring.
Now i have them and they are better than i was expecting, so now im not sure i want to (possibly) destroy them.
The Favre is winding and ticking nicely, but wont set time, the crown seems to want to come all the way out. It also has a silver case with a nice inscrption. Some research on the name leads me to a family with some rich history in Doylestown US. I would like to further research this and try and make contact with a relative. Might turn out to be worthwhile getting it properly restored.
It has what i think is a really good movement, 15j, 3 adjustment, and a great case.
I would love to hear some of you guys thoughts and knowledge n these watches.
Thanks in advance.