This arrived today. Its a solid gold (9ct) watch with a 15J movement without shock protection, a 'Patent Applied for' case with screw on back, and swivel lugs. The dial doesn't say Swiss on it, but the movement does. The ratchet wheel has Bravingtons on it - a renowned London jewellers most famous for supplying military officers with watches.
Its quite small - 28mm across.
1. The hallmark looks to be British. If its a leopards head, (and it could be anything), then the K would be 1945 - and it looks earlier to me. It was listed as 1930's.
2. There is no mark that I can see under the balance - anybody recognise the movement?
3. Has anyone seen a case like this before? The case maker's mark is EBE which I can't find in the usual places. The back is milled and can be unscrewed by hand. It says 'remove.........from front and unscrew bezel'.
I've unscrewed the bezel. It looks like the movement ring is threaded on the outside all the way through. A bit fiddly, mind.
Many thanks. Its working by the way.