I recently was given what looks like an antique mechanical movement wristwatch.
I was just hoping to find out a little more information about how to use/care for it. I'll post a picture if it helps, but here is some information about it:
* was described as a military watch
* the face bears kind of classic script numerals, minute and hour hand, second hand in a smaller dial inset below
* the face includes the following names "Goela Watch Co.", "Lever 15 Jewels" below and "Roamer" between these messages, and "swiss made" below the second hand dial
* the body appears of two pieces with a single seam along the edge. The back is smooth and bears no markings
* the clasps for the strap are integrated into the lower portion of the body
* it has a neat removable metal guard over the glass face that spring claps to the body
* it is hand wound
I was thinking its either a reproduction, or perhaps a body by Goela with Roamer movement? But since I can find nothing about "Goela" anywhere on the internet, I'm mystified. I mean even if its a reproduction, surely someone else has one?
I see a picture of a 1918 vintage Roamer that looks virtually identical here (Vintage Roamer Watch Site) but mine does not have a hinged back.
At any rate, I really like this watch regardless of the outcome, but would just like some information how to care for it, wind it etc.