I got this on German eBay.
I'm not very good in German, so I missed the bit of the description that mentioned the case was not original...
Clearly, the key post is way off the key hole here. Well - maybe it's for the best, because the movement was in fact worth buying...
How come? It's just an ordinary Lepine cylinder.
A good one, though.
I took it apart to clean and oil it.
There are not many parts and it's easy to assemble...
The most difficult part was the very badly bent hairspring. It took me 2 hours to make it look like that - still far from perfect!
The watch has a beautiful dial with a web pattern on the sub-dial.
The anglaged plates' edges and steelwork also look decent.
The watch has all 11 jewels a cylinder watch of the time could have (center post was not yet jewelled at the time).
Eleven I say? Yes - eleven!
Yup, that's sapphire cylinder! sapphire it seems, as it's colorless.
back together - a very nice watch, despite it's a recase...