This article comes with no photos — for now. The names have been changed, or withheld, to protect, well, let’s say, the identity of the people and brands involved. But just until we know a little more – or a lot more. Atimelyperspective.com brings you the unraveling story of a flea market find that just possibly could be an authentic, original, century-plus-old watch from one of the finest watchmaking brands in the world.
A few days ago a very good friend of mine – who knows quite a bit about watches himself—called me up to discuss a pocket watch he had found at a flea market and purchased for $25. It was a watch with great etchings on the dial – a whole city, in fact — and a few other incredible markings that for now, we will not name. Upon opening the caseback and looking through a loop at the key-wound movement, my friend made an astonishing discovery. The signature on the movement – if authentic – could easily date this baby back to the mid 1800s.
What’s more, because of the amazing engravings on the dial and caseback, it’s fairly safe to assume this watch is a unique piece. So for now, my friend’s got some top-secret photos, and we’ve contacted the brand to see if we can authenticate the watch. No matter how this flea market find turns out, Atimelyperspective will share news, photos and details with you as we go along, and as soon as we think it’s ok to share the pictures. It may take some time … so Stay Tuned.