I'm not terribly familiar with these watches, and there doesn't seem to be a ton of detailed information about them. I've searched the forum and Mark Gordons site trying to learn as much as I can. The enamel dials really are very striking and hold their age beautifully.
I came across this number on eBay and while the price seems a little high it has held my interest for the past few days. I would appreciate any opinions.
My thoughts: The movement is a real Buhre. It matches all the example I have seen with the russian adjustment markings. The winding bridge is steel, not matching the gold color of the rest of the movement unlike most of the example I've seen, but as far as I know this could be a common variation.
The dial looks like enamel and all the markings certainly have that Buhre style. You can see what looks like a small crack on the IX marker. The spelling of Pavel has the correct pre-1918 spelling. It looks original to me, but I certainly could be fooled.
The case looks not legitimate at all. The lugs look crudely made and even more crudely attached to the case, pretty shoddy work. There is a serial number on the inside of the caseback, but none printed on the rim of the case. I have no idea about the hands, they don't seem to match the correct style, but they certainly have some age to them.
So, it looks like an original Buhre movement with a possibly original dial, thrown into some old case, probably replaced hands.
How close am I?