Posted 10 years ago
From what I hear, you're the watch-man. Well, I have an Elgin gold pocket watch or railroad watch passed down from my grand father "Emmett Watson." He carried the watch with him when he was in WWII and I have been doing some research as to its value. The problem is everytime I find one on Ebay with the second hand at 3 o'clock, the darn thing has Roman numerals and mine has conventional numbers. The stem and crown are at 12 o'clock and operational but I have been unable to set the time so far. The front appears to be fixed dial and back cover opens, although it seems impossible because there is no catch to speak of. Also I think it is a military watch because he was in the Army in Germany during WWII. Please, please help me to identify my watch.