Some time ago I was given a bag of watches that belonged to my late brother-in-law, they have no sentimental value to me or my sister-in-law and are for me to do with what I please.
I have already sold a 'Waltham' pocket watch (not working) and a 'Bostok' wrist watch all proceeds went to my sister-in-law.
Now next up out of the bag is this Automatic 'KAMATZ' 'Rolex president' look alike (35mm), now I like this one which is odd as its gold and non military looking which is what I usually gravitate towards when it comes to watches.
I'm wearing it as I type and I wore it out last Sunday and it looked very nice with a shirt and tie, (you get the picture) Good points
It manually winds and the rotor spins freely, it keeps good time and the date advances as it should at midnight. Bad points
Its a bit beat up although it looks a lot better to the naked eye than it does in the macro pictures.
The date window seem to have something slightly obscuring the numbers.
The Day at the top of the dial doesn't move at all and seems to be stuck not fully clicked round into the window.
The lume is non existent.
These are the questions I would like some help with
1. What the hell is it? (I think its French circa late 70's?)
2. Can it be repaired without too much expense?
3. Is it worth anything, is it collectible? (one on ebay for £350, cant be right can it?)
At this point I'm thinking of keeping it for myself, because as I have said it strangely keeps finding its way onto my wrist :-)
Thanks for any help you can give me
(Oh and I'm not responsible for the butchering to the back of the lugs!)