Gold cushion case
Stainless steel case back
L2 date code
17 jewel 10BT movement. The barrel bridge has been replaced with one marked 15 jewel and an L1 date code.
Dial has no numbers
Single darts at 3 and 9
Double darts at 12
No marker at 6 due to sub seconds
Dots for all other numbers
There is no other member watches like this that I could find. I searched the ads from 1951-1954 and could not find this model. I couldn’t even find a dial with no numbers in that time frame. This is too early for the line books to be of any help. I’m prepared for this to be declared “unknown” but I’ll be extremely pleased if I’m wrong.
There are only a couple minor scratches on the case back. I suspect that’s from opening the case. There are marks inside the case back indicating it’s been serviced somewhere between 3 and 5 times.
Due to its excellent condition, I’m inclined to think the bracelet is original. However, without an ad to confirm, I have no proof. There is absolutely no wear in the bracelet either. The only identifying marks on the bracelet is “Stainless Steel” on one link and “CW” on another. The width of the end links is a proper fit for the case. It is not one of those bracelets with expandable end links that will fit a variety of watches. That adds credence to the idea that the bracelet is original.