I got granny's watch repaired and the dial and case really cleaned up well. Now there is the problem of getting it on a wrist.
It was found with this incomplete piece of ribbon remnant that appears to have been hand sewn around the fixed lugs. It seems to be 3/8" wide. The lugs are very shallow and I have extreme doubts about anything but another piece of flimsy ribbon fitting in them.
The only piece of existing hardware is shown, a single piece slider with two prongs on the back. I have no idea if this is missing another part(s) or not, but my best guess is as follows: Each end was sewn on in a closed loop, and this slider allowed loosening to fit over the hand. I suspect that the two prongs penetrated the fabric, thus the loose yarns that would allow this without damage.
Does this sound right or am I way off base? Regardless, how can I get this wearable, preferably with an authentic look? My Google-fu is exhausted and I am still not sure exactly what I am looking for, where to find it, or if this is even viable. Any info appreciated
Started as a quartzbro goofing on the mechanical snobs, wrote for thetruthaboutwatches.com, and lately started finding forgotten familial vintage watches in need of love.