I have a neat watch that I've been after since I first started collecting a few years ago. It looked like a mess in the auction, and it was. Missing crown and stem, movement battered... But I took a gamble. In good condition, these usually sell for quite a bit, which is why I didn't have one. Plus, I'm partial to bringing things back to life anyways... So it fit the bill perfectly. The movement was shot. 7 jewel nickel movement had torn up pivots, broken jewels, ECT... Just way to many things for myself to deal with. I had a hard time with this decision, but purchased a movement, exactly the same in every aspect. Same grade, damaskeen, engraving, dial... Identical... just a little lower of a serial number. New alloy mainspring and a good clean and oil and the new movement is keeping very good time. This crown/stem/sleeve combo took me an entire evening to pull together from boxes of assortments. It works well. Not sure if the crown is accurate but it looks good in my opinion. New strap from www.vintagewatchstraps.com David Boettcher is an NAWCC member and makes the best period correct straps for these kinds of watches. Super helpful and knowledgeable collector. The Philadelphia silverode case has heavy duty lugs that take a 16mm strap. Installed NOS crystal, cleaned it up and gave a little shine. Didn't buff it,so it still has it's marks from age and use. It was a fun project, and although it's not original, I love it and it will get a ton of use from me. I know some of these have luminous dials and shrapnel guards... I'm sure they rightfully bring a huge premium. This one is just your basic watch.