Some days I hate Ebay, other days I just love it. Today I love it. Fuzzy photo + 33 quid = win .
A quick crystal polish (sandpaper and brasso) and here it is. It is a good size, 35mm without crown or lugs, and those lugs really add to the wrist presence. As for dates, could be anywhere from around 1938 through to 1944.
I really love the lugs, and the tumbled nickel effect on the case.
Fixed strap bars and high but delicate teardrop lugs, 2 part case with a lovely streamlined curve to the case - back fits flush with the upper case.
Movement is the 11.5''' MST 364.
It needs a service, and my strap man is out of 18mm open ended pig skin straps, but I should have it done in a month or two. It came on a historic strap that could well be original, I may have a go at redeeming it - although I am not sure where to start with old leather - it will need re-stiching and some hide food at least. I suppose I could also have a go at making one, seeing the success stories over on the watchmaking forum.