these conversions have been around a long time now..... when I was first collecting on the Internet I noticed lots of pockets without cases for sale on Ebay... I discussed this with a number of US watch people and they remembered that during the 80's 'Gold' spike lots of Pocket Gold cases were melted down and sold for scrap obviously leaving these movements without cases.... so what I am asking is.... should it be ok to revive these interesting old pieces by converting them..... thoughts people..?
Breguet Moonphase chronograph in giant purpose made steel case, converted pocket to giant wristwatch, 59mm x 72mm to lug tips, Swiss patent number +13244 on front plate referring to Barbezot-Baillot's design for push-repeating mechanism. The case has full exhibition back beneath giant flat crystal, and makes for a great presentation of the hunting mvt in wrist form, albeit incredibly heavy at nearly 7 oz troy. CONDITION: GRO, fine mvt condition with oxide microspeckle to steel components, good chronograph and calendar functions, good repeat functions; dial with edge flake into chapter at2:30. other lesser edge roughness; hands painted for contrast but with a few tiny chips; case and strap like new.