This is the second pocket watch my wife inherited from her father.
With what I leaned from everyone in my other post I did some research. This Illinois watch was made around 1906 according to the serial number. It is in a Philadelphia Watch Company gold-filled case.
The watch has been overwound, or something is preventing the stem from turning. How does this Illinois watch compare to the Waltham model 1899, grade 625 pocket watch quality wise? Is it generally true that 11 Jewel watches are lesser quality than 17 Jewel watches? I know you don't give values on this site and I have no idea what watch repairs run, but would you think it would be worth having this watch repaired?
In the 4th picture the etching around the hallmark is T 11-28-44 CLMS C.D.
Any additional information about this watch would be greatly appreciated.