On the advice of others who are more knowledgeable, I got a leather strap for this watch.
So far I've worn it a few days and I have to say that I'm surprised by how accurate this super old manual wind movement is. I don't count the seconds or anything but this thing is literally accurate up to the minute every time I wear it.
I ticks really loudly at least compared to quartz watches (I've never owned a mechanical watch before). Is this normal?
Here's some wrist shots. I'm thinking about replacing the crystal which has a crack in it. There is actually a nonworking model of this watch on sale on ebay right now. The outside numbers are red instead of black, and I'm thinking about buying this nonworking model just for the crystal...Good idea or bad idea?