Recently I've become smitten with pocket watches. A bit awkward as I often wear skirts and never wear a waistcoat. However, they have intrigued me since I was a child and would occasionally come across one at an antique store. My desire was a Hamilton 940- 18s, 21 jewels. However the 940 and 992 both sell for a few times what I can manage if they are in OK condition. (Lancaster is local, so that is also part of my attraction to Hamilton) Instead of a Hamilton, this is my first watch. A Burlington (Illinois) 19 jewel 16s watch. It has a couple hairlines and the case has some wear. So far, it keeps great time. I'll need to save up a bit (and find a place that will do pocket watches) to send it out for proper service. My husband doesn't understand my affection for watches, let alone pocket watches. Or fountain pens (they started me on this journey!). I still plan on that Hamilton one day. And maybe a few others.