I just bought this watch on eBay and was wondering if anyone can help me identify it and maybe put a manufacturing date on it.
The case is marked on both sides between the lugs with 7721 on one side and 11xxxx on the other side. I guess the latter is the serial?
The movement is marked Zodiac LTD. Seventeen 17 Jewels Unadjusted. Swiss. 50. KXF.
I can also see a small mark of some kind with 7730 underneath.
The seller said it was a Valjoux movement.
The caseback don't seem to be original as it is marked Clebar Watch Co. Inc. Swiss. 59x xxx. Also some kind of serial?
Was Clebar and Zodiac some how related back in the days?
And a last question. Is dangerous to wear this watch since it has quite some wear? I heard that you can develop allergies if the chrome is worn off. Is this true?
Is there some way to restore the case? How much would that normally cost?