Ive been hoarding watches for about 2 years now. Most of my collection are inexpensive fashion watches. So far I have 2.5 SottoMarino Italias, a Hurlingham, a Luccien Piccard, an Invicta Auto Prodiver, a G-Shock, and a couple Kenneth Coles. I was recently given my first, "vintage", watch and ive fallen in love with this era of watches. I love the bubble acrylic crystal. Its a Webster Mechanical no serial number or model name that i could find. It reads swiss made on the dial. Its a base metal case that is showing some surface rust at the case lift opening. So im assuming its been opened before i did. Possible Service? Ive not been able to find much about the brand. On the inside of the case back it is stamped, "Ferex S.A. Case Swiss Made", I believe its about 40-45 years old the trademark Ferex died in 1971. if any other info yall maybe able to pass on to me would be much appreciated. Here are some pictures of it. I put a cheap band on in until i decide what direction i want to go with it. i was thinking a thin soft bull strap or ostrich.
As you can see is pretty clean. It runs a little fast from what I can tell about 2 mins a day. Anyways im in love with it and i'm in the process of buying a few more of this age from its prievious owner. Seiko Auto Gold filled, Timex mechanical Gold filled and a Gruen that appers to be a bit older. If ya'll could point me in the direction of similar vintage watch brands to look out for in comparable value(50-100). ive been looking at some vintage Soviet and German aviator and U-boat styles as well.