1913-1915 ish Calibre AM 221 in a full hunter nickel case. 9 glorious jewels, only to the visible side.
This is no vintage, it is an antique.
As found on the bay, blurry photo hides large crack in the dial (I can't see how without photoshop) and no crystal, minute hand and odd seconds hand. Overall though in good condition albeit running extraordinarily badly, but it was running. With a nice period strap. No movement photo, so roll the dice.
I didn't take a better before photo, but it was really not bad. Anyway, movement prior to attention, note the early setting works and cannon pinion arrangement, so although the case is undated, this is quite an early one. The setting works at least changed by 1915, from dated examples I have seen. Not surprised, its a bit unpleasant feeling.
Other side, as it came.
Out of the cleaning machine and a little re-assembly...
Chipped pallet, so size from a random selection, and
Shellac it in, using a tool almost as old as the watch...
Running, oh right, I needed to replace the stripped barrel arbour, which is why the ratchet wheel isn't as nice (it didn't fit the replacement).
Dial side (focus!)
On the wrist
Pop! Replacement dial, minute and second hand and new glass crystal. Relumed hands in an attempt at matching the antique lume on the dial.
The sun is setting, the cicadas are singing and a nice summer evening draws to a close. Time for beer?
I don't believe in polishing watches, just cleaning - it is how it is.