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Bought this at an antique mall for $12.
Hands, dial and crystal in good shape. The back looks to be pretty much useless and only snaps on instead of screwing in place.
Movement looks nice, but I have no knowledge about pocket watches.
Also I think the balance staff is broken. The balance wheel doesn't turn and wobbles around when the watch is moved.

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I'm reading the movement serial number as 17 577 006, if that is correct you have a size 12 open face model 94 grade 210 7 jewel movement in a Philadephia Watch Case Co. Silverode case (nickel silver or German silver, not real silver) from approx 1909. That's a low grade movement, I wouldn't invest any more in it.
 

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I'm reading the movement serial number as 17 577 006, if that is correct you have a size 12 open face model 94 grade 210 7 jewel movement in a Philadephia Watch Case Co. Silverode case (nickel silver or German silver, not real silver) from approx 1909. That's a low grade movement, I wouldn't invest any more in it.
Ok, I was going to wear it but I guess I'll just throw it up on eBay or something...
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I agree with Ron. Not worth putting money into a low grade movement unless it is a family heirloom. You can still get a 15J or 17J pocket watch in running condition for quite reasonable prices. If you're looking for something prior to WW1, I'd buy a size 16 or size 18 piece. More substantial.
 
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I agree with Ron. Not worth putting money into a low grade movement unless it is a family heirloom. You can still get a 15J or 17J pocket watch in running condition for quite reasonable prices. If you're looking for something prior to WW1, I'd buy a size 16 or size 18 piece. More substantial.
Yeah, I had a couple other pocket watches that I got in a box of 60+ watches but they were all missing hands or stems. I think the only one I had worth fixing was this gold one or a Hamilton.
I really like the expensive ones but I wouldn't wear a pocket watch often, maybe only if I went to something formal. I bought the Waltham because it looked to be in decent condition and it wasn't missing the hands.
 
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