I picked this up this morning on a whim really as I liked the look of the dial and the brand name range a bell.
I`ve done a basic clean up job on it so it`s almost presentable now.
The case plating has seen better days but the dial and hands look original and unmolested with just the expected normal ageing.
Underneath the snap back case there is an odd looking almost matt aluminium looking surface - I`m not sure whether it`s been coated with something ?
The base metal for the case looks like brass where the bezel chrome plating has worn off.
The 15 jewel movement seems to be winding/running smoothly and keeping good time but I can`t seem to find any markings under the balance other than what appears to be "006". It`s pretty dirty too so probably years overdue for a service.
I only paid £25 for it so I wasn`t expecting perfection.
I haven`t been able to find out much about Titus on the web so far other than that they used mostly generic movements for their mainstream and that the founder Paul Ditisheim was a boy genius at watchmaking.
By the look of the watch I`m thinking it dates to the late 1940`s through to the mid `50`s perhaps?
Any thoughts on the calibre or background on the Titus brand would be welcome.
Thanks in advance.