This is my first post, so please forgive any unintentional transgressions on fora etiquette.
I'm just dipping my toe into the dangerous waters of horophilia, and looking for my first grown up watch. I'm absolutely in love with the IWC Vintage hand wound moonphase, but at that $16K, I'd have to sell a kidney or count on my kids getting into service academies.
HOWEVER, browsing around I found this interesting thing on E-Bay. Antique IWC International Watch Co Schaffhausen Chronometer Portofino Style Case | eBay
It purports to be a 1910 movement put into a new custom case.
Am I right to be intrigued by this? Is this most likely a sow's ear dressed up as a silk purse?
Any advice and guidance would be welcome. Thanks so much, oh wise ones, for any pearls you might drop my way.