In answer to your questions...It is an Elgin watch. By the Serial it was made in 1895. Apart from that, I do not know much else.
Please let me know as much as you can. Is it a high quality watch?
Best way to wind it, and anything you can think of.
Thanks in advance.
Well, we can't really discuss value, and if you like it, then you got your moneys worth. The orientation of the watch (with the crown at 3:00 and no front cover) is what's commonly referred to as a "sidewinder". Typically, watches with no front cover are considered "Open Face", and will have the crown at 12:00 on the dial. Watches with a front cover are called "Hunter Case" watches, and have the crown at 3:00. "Sidewinder" watches are usually a result of someone taking a watch movement out of a Hunter Case watch and putting it in an Open Face case. The most common reason for that would be because the original Hunter Case was probably solid gold, and at some point its owner decided that they needed the money more then the watch.I paid $100 for it. I really liked it. I love the dial. Did I overpay? It works great, and very accurate.