Hi there, I was going through a box of my grandfather's things last night and found this pretty sad pocket watch, but it's a company I'd never heard of and it's pretty old. The company is old though too.
We aren't sure when he received this, he served in WWI and later in a ordnance plant, and then later on the Nickle Plate railroad which came right past our house in Central Illinois.
of the watch, front and back - there is a marking that looks like "TELL or HELL" on the back of it - but it's a bit rusty so not even my young son can read it.
So, anyway, here's photos.
Thanks for looking and giving ideas. We do have the crystal and the hand that is missing here. It fell off when it was moved out of the box. Thank goodness the crystal was on it. It's a glass crystal.