The problem with the watches is that four of the six are severely rusted. Let's look at the detailed written description the seller gave of these watches:
WE HAVE 6 POCKET WATCH MOVEMENTS , FOR PARTS OR CAN BE RESTORED, THEY ARE PRE-OWNED AND USED AND ARE NOW FOR PARTS, THEY DO NOT RUN, NONE OF THEM. THEY ARE SOLD "AS IS " AND LOOK AS CLOSE AS CAN AT THEM, BECAUSE I DO NOT DO REFUNDS NOR RETURNS, ALL SALES IS FINAL, SO IF YOU HAVE A QUESTION , PLEASE SEND ME A MESSAGE, BEFORE YOU BID OR BUY. I AM LISTING THEM FOR 40.00 TO START AND 5.00 SHIPPING, YOU PAY INTO PAYPAL.I WILL LIST THEM EACH ONE BELOW, AND I AM LISTING THEM FOR ONE, 1, DAY ONLY. THEY ARE; 1. NO NAME ON ITMy comments on these descriptions, now that I have them in hand is as follows:
2. ELGIN,15 JEWELS, MADE BY THE ELGIN NATIONAL WATCH COMPANY,IT HAS A DIAL, BUT DAMAGED, NO HANDS , NO CASE , NO STEM,, HAS A SMALL SPOT OF RUST ON THE TWO WHEELS ON BACK,BUT ALL ELSE IS REAL CLEAN,GOOD TO BE RESTORED CLEAN IT IS A SIZE 16 WATCH AND HAS #s ON IT, WHICH ARE ; 209702621, I DID NOT CHECK THE YEAR MADE, BUT I CAN ASSUME SOME TIME AROUND 1900s. THIS IS A VINTAGE PART AND HAS BEEN AROUND A LONG TIME. 3. ELGIN SIZE 18 , SWISS MADE<15 JEWELS, NO SECOND ,NOR HOUR HAND, NO CASE NO CRYSTAL , NO STEM,, HAS A DIAL, SOME PARTS ARE MISSING,ALSO HAS A SMALL SPOT OF RUST ON THE TWO WHEELS O THE BACK, BUT ALL ELSE IS REAL CLEAN, IT CAN EASILY BE RESTORED OR USE FOR PARTS. I DON"T KNOW MUCH ELSE ABOUT THIS WATCH PART. 4. WYLER MADE BY THE WYLER WATCH COMPANY , SIZE ABOUT A 16 ,IT IS A INCAFLEX,"THE SKIPPER" WATCH. HAS A GOOD DIAL AND ALL HANDS,NO CASE NO CRYSTAL, 17 JEWELS SWISS MADE , ALSO HAS A SMALL RUST SPOT ON THE TWO WHEELS ON THE BACK OTHER WISE IT IS REAL CLEAN, THIS ONE CAN EASY BE RESTORED OR USE FOR PARTS 5. Elgin 17 jewels ,no stem,missing second hand,size 16 has # on watch 2579794 made by Elgin National Watch Co., USA very clean 6. Hanover - 21 jewels,missing minute hand,has # on watch 413557 dial is porcelain and has some cracks and dents on it. NONE OF THESE WATCHES RUN AND WE ARE SELLING THEM FOR PARTS OR TO BE RESTORED,NONE HAVE CASES. THANK YOU .
Here is watch 3, with the small spot of rust, real clean.
Here is watch 5, "very clean" with no mention of rust.
Here is watch 6 (rust not mentioned).
Here is watch 2, small spot of rust, otherwise real clean.
Here is a closeup of winding gears and click on watch 2. To me the click looks rusted tight to the gear.
Here is a closeup of the balance wheel and hairspring on watch 2.
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