I picked this up cheaply ($35.00). I like it because the case is pretty unique. Anyway, it doesn't run, but balance wheel moves freely; I can also move the hands. I plan to get this watch running by myself when I learn how to service a watch. How long until that happens? I really don't know. But for now, the watch is in my safe keeping.
My guess is that the watch is from the very early 1900s, but it is possible that it dates to the late 1800s.
The dial appears to be made of some type of metal with raised gold dots and numbers. The case has some very nice engraved designs that in particular attract me to the watch.
The dial engraving is especially cool. Don't worry--the "Standard" logo isn't really rubbing off. The crystal just needs to be polished in that spot. Oddly enough, other than that the crystal is in excellent shape.
Nice little design on the back.
While they aren't visible, there are a few service markings on the inside of the case lid. Unfortunately, I can't really decipher them.
Here's the movement. I apologize for the low quality photo. It is a 15 jewel movement and the serial number is BF218535. Obviously it was made in the U.S.A.
Any information or comments would appreciated. I really like this watch.