I have just joined the forum so I could ask about a watch I have just found. probably ten years a go I bought this watch for R20 ($2) which is what some guy owed the bar where I used to drink. He left it for collateral and never came back. I immediately noticed it was a reasonable watch. I woudn it and if I remember it did not keep time too well back then. I have just found it again and gave it a few twists and it is running and has kept time for the last half hour.
I have never owned a good watch before so would like some advice as to whether this watch is worth spending money servicing and then I would have to buy a new strap? What sort of strap would have been original - leather no doubt;. Also can anyone give any indication how old this watch might be. It has no sentimental value for me now but if it is worth spending some money on I will certainly make use of it!
It says REVUE SPORT and SWISS MADE on the front dial. On the back is the following NONMAGNETIC - WATERPROOF - INCABLOC. It also says REVUE SPORT SWISS and serial number is 428943 I will try and attach photos front and rear
Apologies about the focus of the rear pic - but it allows one to read all the info
So in revue (sorry could not help myself)
Watch runs but I think it lost time so will need a service -probably needs a service anyways
Has been in a cupboard for probably ten years unwound
Is it worth servicing? It will be used as my regular watch in that case.
Update - ok it has been running for less than an hour and is already 5 minutes behind time - so that information might help as I am not sure if that indicates a more serious problem than losing less time!