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It was left behind at our store as non-working, not worth repair costs, without a strap, etc. He had it in a drawer for years. I brought it home to disassemble, to learn a bit. After opening it up to have a look it just started running again. The owner is long gone, it has been sitting around for a while, so I guess it is mine unless I recognize him if he visits the store again.
I have a few vintage watches but I'm picky about style and condition. This one is a style I like and the condition is pretty good. Four features that I like: the linen dial, markers instead of numbers, silver color, no date. I used polywatch on the crystal but it needs one more treatment. I found a nice strap for it (probably worth more than the watch ). It is running about 2 minutes fast per day so I will probably take a crack at regulating it some day. I assume regulation is actually done (can it be done?) by adjusting the electrical coil. Oh well, I'll have some fun with it regardless.
There are a few little rain drops on it in the picture. I don't have my light tent set up so I stepped out of the basement door to snap a picture. Next time my light tent is set up I'll get more flattering pictures.