Huber is mainly known as a watch seller with offices in Munich/Bavaria, Germany. They (founded 1856) are still around, but there was a name change to Andreas Huberer - Bucherer (2009), then just Bucherer, after the company had been acquired by the Swiss watch seller Uhrenhaus Bucherer (2002). They have also made their own watches of various types. I don't know if the one you have is a Huber watch or just a watch sold by them. The half-moon and the crown are the German silver-marks and 0.800 (800/1000) is the standard silver content.
Huber developed watches for busses and street cars. They introduced the radio time-announcement in Germany and had been heavily involved in stop watches and timekeeping for car-races or complicated measuring instruments for expeditions. They were official timekeepers at the 1936 Olympic wintergames in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany (your watch must come from around that period).
Strangely small? Men's wrist watches had been this small in the 1930ies, 1940ies or even 1950ies. They are ladies-size today, but yours is gents for sure. I have some Gothams, Elgins, Wittnauers etc. from that period. You couldn't wear many of them as a male today or people would think you are on your way to the love parade. Your's is already a bit bigger than some of the smallest examples. Very nice watch by the way and yes, you came to the right place!
The experts here will be able to tell you more about the movements, its not my main line of watch collection.
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What's size of it without a crown?
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What concerns an often made suggestion to contact the company directly with questions about age etc. of a watch, in this case it is difficult, if not impossible. Very often, these people are not only competent, but nice and helpful, even if you come along with a complicated question, not generating any commercial business. We recently had a case here with 'Galli' in Zurich, Switzerland. They usually come back with an answer in a couple of days.
After the takeover by Bucherer, the Huber company - or better the sales offices - were more and more integrated into the business of their new owners. The fourth generation of Huber's was represented by Martin Huber, who led the business into the new millenium. He is also the author of standard-works of horology about Patek Philippe and Lange & Soehne.
The only one who might know is Ashley Pace. He is the son of the first wife of Martin Huber from an earlier marriage of her. He had worked as a manager for Huber, but has his own business now. His shop for luxury watches is also in Munich, close to the world's most famous beer-garden Hofbraeuhaus'. You could combine a trip for a good (no, very good) beer with a visit of his store 'Ashley's - Fine Watches and Jewellery'. And if your wife is reluctant to come along: He has also his own line of luxury ladies watches.
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