Some time before Xmas I bought a little watch from a junk stall at a fleamarket for a couple of Euros. Although it was working, being busy at the time I just wrapped it up and put it in a box until today.
Opening it up I found this:
With no discernable maker's mark, and an unwritten face too, it offers up no clues as where to look. I know there may be something to show if I remove the face, but I'm personally totally unqualified to do so
My initial thought was Lorsa, but I can find nothing quite like it, then I looked at what early Parennins I could find, and again there were some similarities, but too many differences to be certain of either.
The inside of the case didn't help me either:
Measuring up at a mighty 24mm x 36mm the face is filthy, which isn't improved by a yellowed plastic like acrylic. i wondered if it was celluloid, but no way is the watch that old.
It came with a highly corroded imitation BonKlip type bracelet, which is best ditched I think.
I wonder, is there a safe(ish) way of gently easing some of the crud off the face? As my TV is soon to be commandeered so someone else can watch wombles playing bink bonk or whatever it's called, I need to find something to ease the pain of hearing the squealing of lady bink bonk players for two weeks, so I reckon a lot of slow and patient dial cleaning would be a good antidote.
(My apologies to those who will be going to Murray molehiil, (aka Henman's hummock), but I haven't enjoyed bink bonk since the days of Nastase.)
Any help, advice or just some ideas would be most appreciated