- - or whatever you want to call it. Maybe that's an old vc pocket watch movement in a newly constructed steel case. In any case, that hand clock has little value to a person who appreciates the real thing. To knowlegeable observers, it points to a serious shortcoming in the wearer's respect for quality and value. Robert
Hi, just wanted you insight on this watch. Thanks
it's a hand clock
01/25/2012 - 18:32
Re: Jury, is it fake?
01/25/2012 - 18:53
Looks to me like a movement from a VC pocket watch that was recased in a steel case, not aVC case. I see a lot of this at the flea by the bay.
Re: Re: Jury, is it fake?
01/25/2012 - 19:02
The seller says it is circa 1908. Thanks for the advice.
01/25/2012 - 19:21
If these pieces are honestly represented and priced accordingly, ie, most value in the movement and a little for the case, I really don't have a problem with them. The dilemma is that many precious metal original cases have been melted, leaving behind these lovely but orphaned movements. Since authenticity and originality have already gone by the way, saving the movement is an honorable accomplishment. As pocket watch movements, their size lends very well to the tastes for larger wrist watches, hence their popularity on fleabay. However, the caveat is worth repeating...honestly represented and priced accordingly . For the OP, this example for the American market has a high-precision screw-type fine regulator and the date of 1908 is believeable.