I am new to this site and also relatively new to watch collecting. I primarily collect vintage watches, but I tend to buy anything that catches my eye. I also enjoy finding out as much as I can about the watches I own, and am learning some restoration techniques.
I recently acquired what I believe is a gent's vintage watch, but I have never seen anything like it before, and cannot find anything on the internet about it. The previous owner had no information about the watch either. I am hoping that someone here can help with some identification.
It's a very plain stainless steel rectangular case (at least I think it's SS; there's no stamp anywhere indicating the case material). There are wire lugs on the case, and there is a strap...however, the strap has a gold toned buckle so I am pretty sure it's not the original. On the back of the case is stamped "Metall-Chrom" (no this is not a typo...that's truly how it reads ). The case back is also slightly curved to fit the wrist. The dial is fairly plain, with a seconds hand/dial at the 6 o'clock position. Right below the 12 o'clock position is a faint diamond shape with a 3 inside. My picture doesn't pick this emblem up very well because it's so faint, and my camera sucks for close ups...sorry about that. On the movement, there is a barrel shaped outline with what I think is an "F B" stamped inside, and the number "2080" stamped next to it. The picture of the movement came out really well, so see the picture for more details. As you can see from the picture, there are jewels in the movement, but I haven't taken it apart to determine exactly how many. And finally, the watch works very well when wound and keeps decent time.
So that's all the identifying characteristics I have for this watch. I appreciate anyone's input as to who the manufacturer is and approximate age.