After a hefty bidding war, I entered the auction 4s before the end, and won the watch for £ 47.50. That’s the most I will ever be willing to pay for a pin pallet watch that isn’t even working!
What got me was the very unusual display of the time, with mixed analogue / digital elements. The second hand is as on any other analogue watch, but hour, minute and date are digital.
And this is how it works. In the very centre, the arbor for the second hand goes straight through. The inner wheel turns once an hour, and makes the hour wheel in the middle jump by one every turn. The outermost date dial makes one click every complete turn of the hour wheel, which has 2 x 12 hours marked on it.
I can’t get the minute dial off for love nor money, and I don’t want to break the watch. As the bottom plate works well, I will leave it together as it is, and just clean and oil the gear train and balance.
You can’t tell the time for love nor money, but it looks great!