I am usually to be found over in the Russian forum, but this pocket watch caught my eye. I really like the simplicity of the dial and the hands, even tho it is not currently running.
I am pretty sure that the crown is a replacement - it will not sit down on the post at all times, and obviously the ring is missing. The case back is threaded, as is the back of the watch, but sadly the threads have been damaged at one point, so it doesn't screw shut. I am holding it together with a rubber band.....however, I am optimistic that my friendly watch repairer will be able to make something of it.
I don't believe it is a valuable piece, but I am hopeful that one day it will tick along smoothly. Does anyone on this forum have any info that they would be able to share with me? Apologies for the sub-standard photos, but I do like the engraving on the mechanism. My first vintage wristwatch was an Elgin Deluxe Shockmaster - a beautiful piece which runs like a dream and is very stylish. It was in fab condition, but sadly a Menorcan watch mender scratched the back of the case while opening it for me, grrrr.......I think he was more interested in chatting up the blonde lady whose watch needed a new battery!