This is my first post, please be kind. I’m young person who inherited some family ‘keepsakes’; amongst which is a Hamilton pocket watch. I’ve researched over time at university library & online. It belonged to my great grandfather. I would appreciate any further verification of information I’ve compiled. Also any opinions as to whether this is collectible or just simply a ‘keepsake’ more than anything else.
Over a 30 day period I checked time against PC clock synched to Naval Observatory & never noticed more than + or – 1 second during the 30 days. The engraved case with accompanying 15” filigreed ‘fob’ ending with man’s cigar cutter in same design is in perfect condition. No visible scratches on any part of case or crystal. Some very minor scratching on cigar cutter. The face is very bright & clean but there are some very small ‘imperfections’ (for lack of proper word) on inside of crystal look like cloud but not visible except under magnification.
I’m not sure if details below would automatically tell one of you experts that dial face has Arabic bold numerals (minus the 6) & second hand in the 6 position; with additional small red numerals 5 to 60 at Arabic number positions).
Serial#: 1670165 (reference charts seem to indicate 1919-1920)
Size (believe) 16
Engraved as #974
Hamilton Watch Works, Lancaster Pa
Screw on back & front (not opened front)
S.W.W.Co (with engraved small app ¼” star symbol above SWWCo)
I believe this means Star Watch Case Company of Michigan (also fits time period) & other information being more obvious except for the 7-digit number at the bottom (case style?)
Entire watch appears in like new condition.
One last question does the engraved initials centered on back case diminish any value or make it a ‘keepsake’ only. Was carefully stored in presentation box from jeweler who went out of business at close of World War II.
Thanks in advance for any help.