My great aunt recently gave me this pocket watch saying it had belonged to relatives of mine who came from England (I'm in Australia) where i assume it was bought. She said it was from around 1885 but im amazed at its condition and the fact it still works/keeps time, I'm a little skeptical so i figure i'd try and find out more ;)
Now mind you, I know next to nothing about watches and I'm not interested in ever selling it etc so not much fussed what its worth if anything. Just a little curious and looking for more information on it, the brand/history etc and if it really is from 1885 as she said and if thats true after all this time would it be wise to have it opened/looked at/serviced etc by a professional as it could be quite delicate i imagine? And finally if it really is of that age, anything i should do to store it / prolong its life/condition etc.
Open with serial number i guess? :
Anything you could tell me about it would be greatly appreciated. I'm not the best photographer or owner of a very good camera but there you have it