I need help figuring out what type of pocket watch I have

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    I need help figuring out what type of pocket watch I have

    So, I have no knowledge of pocket watches, but while doing some house cleaning, have recently come across one. My mother tells me it belonged to my Great Grandfather, who then gave it to my Uncle(actually, Great Uncle, he is my mom's uncle), who passed away in 2003. My Great Grandfather was born in December 1869 and died sometime after 1930, so it could be very old. It's possible that it could have even been passed down a generation or two before him, I don't have that type of information unfortunately.

    Anyway, here are a few pictures. Please excuse the low quality.
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    Re: I need help figuring out what type of pocket watch I have

    It looks old and nice. The stickies (articles at the top) have one on how to open these cases. Pics of the movement and any hallmarks in the case will help a lot at identification.
    "Forever is composed of nows." - Emily Dickinson

    "The watch has to be surrounded by a history.
    You need more than just a great design. You need to create an atmosphere around the product.
    Who is the company behind it? Why are they using this material?
    People need to be able to identify the watch with themselves. It's based on emotion." - Ralph Furter

    ...that's just my opinion and I've been wrong before and will be again and might be now!

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    Re: I need help figuring out what type of pocket watch I have

    Very sought after 'box hinged' case, I assume this is Sterling silver or alike.
    I would estimate it to late 1890s.

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