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I'm as green as they come and need a scrap movement for practice. I scored this on an eBay auction for $0.99 (+ $4.99 shipping, LOL) First inspection shows it not in terrible condition. The balance and escapement move at least, but it doesn't wind (very stiff) and the keyless works are either rusted fast or broken (the stem does not move in or out). I'll be taking this very slowly, since it's educational more than anything else.

 

Please note the high quality cardboard case ring. ;)

 

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What I notice on photo's from pocket watches, and from my own pocket watches, is that the second hand is almost always gone or loose...

 

Strange.

For this one, it seems that the movement is not from the housing? Or am I wrong?

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