Posted 5 years ago
This pocket watch belonged to my grandfather and has remained in storage for years, wrapped in cloth. The numbers, hands, and case are gold. The chain is gold-fill. The face has two cockatoos facing each other. I have never opened the back, fearful of damaging the watch. I have never seen another like it.
Updated info - this 17 Jewel Elgin watch was made in 1937, serial number 37087991; case made by C.W.C. Co. - 1661386, jeweler said was probably "rolled gold" or plated. He also said, numbers and hands were gold made by Elgin, but again, could be plated. He wasn't sure. He said interior mechanism was sound and ran "perfectly fine." He wound he watch, set the time, and it has remained punctual all day.