Posted 2 years ago
This is my grandfather's pocket watch. He was an engineer with Great Northern Railway, and I found a photo of him wearing it. I would love any info on this watch!
It appears to require a separate piece to wind, some sort of square piece to insert, or am I missing something about how it winds?
Face: says "Illinois Watch Co"
Inside back cover top side: "Invisible Joint cased_ (hard to read) coin silver 10555"
On the back side of the back cover: "Patented Nov 9, 1883" then the number 3 inside a diamond shape, and the number 10555 again.
On the watch mechanism: Illinois Watch Co, No 229193, Springfield, Ill, Patent Pinion (hard to read)"