During my travels I came across this piece on a flea market. Got it for something like 5 bucks because of its very nice case and lovely patina on the dial.
I don't know much about vintage watches, but I could guess that the dial and case are original, the hands... not sure? (they rusted anyhow I think?), and the movement, definitely not. Don't know what is this replacement, but it was crudely done, jamming the movement into the little holders inside, as you can see one of the screws is half-broken, holding the movement against it. That said, it actually winds up and works.
My question is, can it be restored? Should it be? Maybe finding a more authentic mechanism for it? Lastly, perhaps it would be possible to make a marriage watch out of it?..
And, does anyone know someone on here (or an online watchmaker who operates through eBay or so) who would make this?
I took it to a vintage watchmaker/seller here in Zurich, and of course the **** looked at me like I was insulting his family.