Posted 5 years ago
My wife received this item from her Great Aunts estate (it is one of three pocket watches that we now have). It is very nice and we would like to try and find out more about it.
Here are a few of the facts:
There is an inscription inside with the date 03-14-08. We are guessing it references 1908.
Both sides on the outside have the same detail. (last picture) My guess is that it is a stamped design.
The second picture has the stamp of the Philadelphia Watch Case Company with the word "Victory" below it. Under that reads Warranted Ten Years. Under that is the number -4483664.
The third picture (movement) reads Elgin Natl Watch Co. It also states Safety Pinion; has the U.S.A. mark on it. The number located in this area is -13437865.
The truth of the matter is the watch does not wind. That being said we would really like to know some type of value on the watch to determine whether or not having it fixed is going to outweigh its value.
We are hoping for some positive feedback as this would be a neat heirloom. My wife is currently checking her family history for the initials that have been engraved next to the date. We wish we had more information.