Quick question. I've read many of the threads discussing the practice of questionable ebay sellers cannibalizing pocket watches and putting several movements together and casing them up into a wrist watch case. However, ignoring the question of whether recasing a pocket watch is good practice from a historical perspective, would you trust an online seller that was upfront about the fact that the movement was recased and did not engage in the deception that some of the eastern european sellers do? In addition, I did some research and found that the following movement is a 1902, 16s, 220 grade movement, of which only 2000 were made in that particular run. In light of this and the cost it would take me to buy a suitable donor, case, to have the movement serviced, and to recase it, I figured $200 would be a worthwhile risk. What are your thoughts, specifically, does the movement look genuine? Thanks, and I apologize for the beginner question, my specialty is not in pocket watches.
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