Extremely new here but I expect all to be genteel folks.
The only pocketwatch I own is this Illinois that was used by my grandfather. The porcelan dial has cracked over the years and by the futile attempts of the first jewler I took it to to get cleaned and repaired. The second jeweler got it right and glued the pieces back as best he could. The crystal is intact, but needs cleaning:oops: That's my fault. It hangs on a small lamp beside my computer monitor and has lived there ticking for the last 3 years.
It does run fast by about a minute a day. The movement says 21 jewels, 5 adjustments. Is there a way I could slow it down a bit? Other than fast it is a consistent watch. It's really neat to know it was made 100 years ago
I can't afford to collect pocketwatches, I have a knife habit and even that buying has ceased but I will treasure this watch forever with the old knife of the same age that my grandfather also owned. The knife is being refurbished by me, but I can't do the same for the watch.
Happy to have joined in with you guys/gals. Don't know why I didn't do it earlier.