Wondering about this watch I found, specifically who made it and if it has functions beyond what I know.
Photo's below! Here's what I know...
Dial and caseback have no makers name on them that I can find. Inside the back it is marked Pilex Co, case made in Hong Kong.
Hands are standard 12 hr format, the black wheel with cities and red pointer move with the hands but in a 24 hour cycle.
Movement is a Durowe 451-1, marked Standard Time Corp. (Wasn't Sandard Time Corp Hamilton's off brand that made movements for Vantage and such? Did they market these elsewhere?)
The black city wheel does not appear to move independantly of the hands. It seems there is now way to adjust city the red pointer is on, or to move the wheel in relation to hands to give you a seperate time zone that can be adjusted. The crown only seems to have two positions 'normal' and 'out' turning opposite way has no effect in either position. 'In' is for winding and 'out' adjusts hands...just like a normal vintage watch.
Many of the city's are spelled wrong 'Tokio' and 'Chikago' are a couple is this a clue to the where it was made?
So anybody know who made this? Where it made? Is this movment able to do a true GMT function or just a 'follow' to the hands? Anybodt seen one of these before?