My guess is that it’s 80 to 90 years old, and it has a silver case, which is quite unusual for watches, as it’s not the best material to make cases from, as the silver reacts with sweat.
There is a lot of dirt, and the balance staff is broken.
The bottom plate looks ok.
Look at all the dirt on the pallet fork!
Look at the balance jewel – there is a piece of metal that somebody put in there instead of the cap jewel. Nice work …
On the top plate, somebody punched grooves into the plate to make the balance cock tilt a bit. How about changing the balance staff instead? Just an idea …
And here is the little metal plate that somebody put in instead of a cap jewel.
Someone also punched some grooves into the balance cock – all to make the cock tilt.
After a bit of searching, I manage to find a second movement (also with broken balance staff) and a new balance staff.
Now I can put the movement back together.
I’m happy with that!
Thanks to the donor movement, we now have a proper cap jewel, and not a piece of tin 😉
I clean the case, and put the movement back in.
With a new crystal, this sure looks better than before.