Hai everywun!! :D
My name is...Shangas. And I was referred to this rather interesting-looking forum by tbarry of watchtalkforums.com. I have wanted to buy a neat pocket watch for a long time. I had one as a child, but I broke it (children do stupid things).
Aaaaanyway. Fast forward about ten years. I'm a 21-year-old university-student with a historical brain. Today, that brain went to the local flea-market and procured this little treasure:
It cost me $40 second-hand at the flea-market. It's a 'CRAVEN', apparently Swiss-made, with a gunmetal case and gold (?) hands.
I am curious about it's age and it's size. Another source suggested it might be made in the 1920s, another suggested it might be a size-8 watch. I would like to know for sure.
For reference, the watch is 4.9cm across, and 6.5cm from the ring down (Measuring from the outside edges of the watch-case).
The watch, when bought today, was chainless, and I am endeavouring to buy a chain for it. First, it must be cleaned and polished. It works, it runs, winds and ticks...and keeps amazing time right off the bat. The only time I had to set it was when I bought it.