This is my only heirloom watch. Family history is the watch was given to my uncle by his sister upon his graduation from high school. Exact dating of the watch is difficult but, given the serial number, I suspect it was in fact given to him upon his graduation from Ohio State in 1940.
I remember him saying he had retired the watch because he could find no one to fix it. It has six service marks in the case so he serviced it regularly. After his death, his son gave it to me since he knew I collected watches and since the inscription was appropriate, we share the same name.
When I acquired it, it was working. It has since been serviced and keeps time well within a minute a day. I have not regulated it nor changed the Spidel Twist-o-flex band which my uncle used. I polished it for these pics and it is prominently displayed in my collection. I can't wear it yet... it makes me miss family members lost to time. But someday I'll bring it off display, put a band on it, and wear it. I'll remember Uncle Jim when I do.