I was raised by my grandparents and grew up looking at this time piece. My grandmother says it was her fathers when he worked on a railroad.
I took this to a family friend who is a jeweler and she had a key for this, wound it up just a bit to see if it would turn; she said it needed to be serviced before winding too much.
I'm curious to know about how old this is and if I should worry about a jeweler replacing original parts with others when I have this serviced? or does that not happen as much as I am thinking?
What do you think this is valued at?
Any clue what those scribble digits are and what it means?
best part = this is my grandmother's watch. It is a watch from Rockford Il.
My grandad was born and raised and lived his early 20s in Rockford Il. I found that to be interesting. Anyways, tell me about this bad ass watch!