Picked it up yesterday at a bric a brac store that had a lot of broken watches. I picked this up rocked it to and fro and it started ticking away. (that feeling never gets old)
There was a key with it so I knew it had some age. I wanted to look at the movement. The store holder tried to get the back dust cover off and was using a screwdriver to pry it . When he reached for a hammer, I said don't worry I'll take it. It was very cheap so I thought I'd take the risk. Got me wondering how all the other poor watches may have broke.
At home and with closer inspection I realised it had no dust cover at the back. A hinge sat at 12 and a small lever sat below the 6 position.
Here's the dust cover. Just need to slide this blued steel arc lock and the cover comes off.
And below is the chain and fusee pyramid cog (suspect terminology)
I've worked out Chester and Sterling silver but I'm stuck after that. Its a little beauty and is ticking away, seems to be gaining about 5 mins every 2 hours but I'm not too concerned about using it a precision time piece. Will have my watchmaker look at it though.