What do you think, sometimes there's beauty in old age ?
Here's one of my old watch & pocket watch collection from years ago, which sadly i had to sell part of through Lockdales a couple of years ago.
It from George Clarke of London dated to early/mid Victorian England, from 1856, it's a super fully jeweled fusee lever, it also has a beautiful intricate dust cover that matches the balance cock.
It needed restoring when i first bought it, but with a new fusee chain & mainspring fitted, a good clean & oil of all the parts, then a polish up of the case which was really dirty when i purchased it originally many years ago, i did not even know the hinges were gold until i cleaned it up. Turned out rather well in the end & was a lovely working timepiece with a strong deep enchanting tick. But sadly i could not keep on maintaining them all so had to drastically reduce my collection as it outgrew the space i have in my small flat. nowadays i keep it trim by selling a few every so often.
I hope you like it, if so let me know & i'll i'll post others occasionally. Its a super hobby & any men/women young/old who are interested should keep it up & spend a bit of time & effort it will be wonderfully rewarding for you , thanks from bazchap