I just bought a pocket watch for my fiance, and before I give it to him I am hoping to have a few more details for him. I really don't know anything about watches.
It is an Illinois Watch Co. Serial # 1109904, gold filled and a pretty elaborate design with 2 birds (photos attached). It has blue hour and minute hands. On the clock face it says Hansen Bros, Seattle, Tacoma & Spokane. I believe that it is size 18.
My questions are....
1. What year was this pocket watch made? I believe 1892, but just checking.
2. How many jewels? And what exactly does that mean?
3. How much was it worth in it's day, and how much should it be worth today? It is in great shape and keeps time.
:thanks Any information you can provide is appreciated!! Thank you!