I'm pretty new here but since my recent acquisition I decided to seek for an advice. Ok here's the story:
Yesterday I was cleaning an old house owned my grand parents and as far as I know no one lived inside this house for at least 30-40 years. Matter of fact no one even put a foot in there. There were spider webs all over the place, rats etc. etc. It wasn't the most pleasant job but it had to be done. Anyway long story short, when I moved the wardrobe to take it out I found this pocket watch under it. Honestly I don't know if this is worth a lot or not but it feels awesome to find such a piece laying around for so many years. And get that - IT STILL WORKS!!! Too bad all the hands were missing but I'm going back today or tomorrow to look for them under there.
I looked around the web but couldn't find anything about that watch or the movement or anything for that matter. Only thing I came across was some antiques website that had almost the same watch and the guy said it was an old silver ottoman watch. Well since the ottoman empire hasn't been around for more than 100 years and Bulgaria has been under it's rule about 500 I'm starting to think this watch is pretty darn old. Anyway here are the pics. On the hunt for hands now lol
So basically can anyone identify this watch? Or lead me toward a watchsmith (preferably in the EU) who can help me restore this piece?
Oh and can someone reckon if this is worth anything. I won't be selling it as it's probably something special but just want to know if I have something precious in my hands