I have a pocket watch that I inherited from my Grandfather, who in turn got it from his brother who had served with the British Army in South Africa in 1900.
The watch case back is stamped "Defiance" & "Warranted 10 years," there is a serial number: 1315763 and to the left side a hand engraving that looks like F.C. SS89 The "SS" looks more like two lightning bolts.
I have been thinking about getting the watch repaired, it still runs but gains about 4 mins in 24 hours.
Can anyone help with identifying the watch and commenting on whether it is worth getting it repaired, or whether I should just keep as is. There is more history attached to the watch chain, as it has a piece of shrapnel removed from my great uncle with a small shield stating "S. Africa, 1900."