The two most common questions I receive from people, and I get them a lot, are "What do l have?" and "Can you help me?". The latter is often desperate and it's not unusual to be the result of an accidental mishap.
My latest project is a great example. It's a family heirloom for the owner and he dropped it. Before he knew it, the crystal popped off, the hands got bent, and several markers on the dial vanished. It's definitely the sort of experience that leaves an empty pit in your stomach when it happens to you.
The watch in question is an Awards Division model based on the 1959 Thin-o-matic T-402. The T-402 was made through 1961. The Awards Division produced watches for organizations to give as awards and presentations. They often used discontinued models that they outfitted with slightly different dials. The telltale sign of an Awards Division watch is says "masterpiece" on the dial.