I don't focus on ladies watches. To be honest, there are way too many of them, they tend to be very small, and they all start to look alike. I don't think that I'm alone in that sentiment. On any given day of the week you can see them for sale on eBay for under $20.
Of course, there are exceptions to every rule, some ladies models have their appeal. That said, they are so small that I really don't enjoy working them.
Ladies models have high quality movements though, you could even go as far as to say they are exceptional quality because they are so small and yet just as accurate as any men's model of the day.
One thing I will say for ladies models is if you want to develop skills as a hobbyist watchmaker, you can easily purchase working movements to develop your skills on. You'll likely by 50 and have 3 working movements when you're finished, but you will definitely develop excellent fine motor skills.
I was recently asked by a collector to work on his Parker B and he sent along his wife's 1930 Chevy Chase D. I figured I would showcase it on the blog because it uses a movement that also powers a men's model.
The Chevy Chase D was introduced in 1930 and made through 1932. As you would surmise from the name, there are several Chevy Chase models, the last of which was produced through 1936.