As some of you may remember - I'm busy saving up and hunting for a silver pocketwatch.
I think I may have found the one I want. I believe it to be a European-manufactured watch - 800-grade silver. It's a hunter case watch, and the movement looks very high quality (It has what looks like a rather complex swan-neck regulator), and it is lever-set.
The only thing is - there is no jewel-count engraved on the plate.
I draw on the collective intelligence assembled here.
If a watch has a swan-neck microregulator (or other style of such regulator) - what sort of jewel-count can I expect? 17? 19? 21? 15?
At what level of jeweling would a precision-regulator be worth putting inside a watch? The fact that it's there tells me that the jeweling must be fairly high - but was there a threshold?
Once I've saved up enough, I am considering buying this watch. But until then, I will keep hunting. Ideally I would like an open-face watch...