Just finished this nice little antique for a pal of mine that owns a watch and clock repair shop. He let me take it home for a weekend project.
Fontaine military or military style. It was just beat the poor thing, whoever was in it before me messed it up bad. The lever lock that holds the setting stem was somehow apart, the barrel gear was almost 90 degrees opposite of the position that it was supposed to be, luckily none of the gear teeth got damaged. Hand floating around inside the crystal, some sort of silver gack was stuck to the dial etc etc
Apart it came, I love working on multi bridge movements! Into the bath. Reassemble, oil, checked the timing with my strobe as I don't have a time graph machine and then regulate. Ticking away happily and accurate.
Cleaned case and crystal, polish polish polish and there we have it, a nice and shiny and accurate 1930's Fontaine Military on vintage 1960's nylon strap.
Sent from the inner reaches of my mind.