Hello there ;) !
Today - on my birthday - I've made myself a birthday present.
A... watch. An old pocket watch, to be more (but still not very) specific.
The story is simple. I found this watch on an polish website listing.
Added to watchlist and started thinking...
Here this still has a very nothing-special look, but inside...
Look at THIS!
This, my Friends, according to my best knowledge is a Glashutte.
And a very early one - made about 1860.
Glashutte balance wheel with Glashutte system roller (will show when I get to work on it), Glashutte steel and brass (distinctive) pallet fork and recorded shape (see Typ 1.5.1 in the link below):
Looks like I got myself a 4 digit Glashutte and I'm 99% sure about that.
The watch is in not-bad condition, with a totally screwed up hairspring repair...
It should be easy to restore it.
And even better... I paid $75. Yes, seventy five American dollars. I was so certain there will be some sort of fight at the end of the listing, but there was none...