I inherited a small pocket watch which I have done some research on in order to learn more about it. Upon opening the case, I determined it was a Longines pocketwatch with serial# 1610635 (taken from the mechanics of the watch steel (?) parts. From some other websites that list Longines numbers, I determined it was manufactured in 1904 (my first question - is this date correct?)
On the inside of the case it has 3 stamps: One with the same serial number above, one with 14K I had it tested at a jeweler and the case is in fact 14K gold. The third one which is diffcult to read but may be the original company that sold it or put its stamp on it or I am not sure - it is A,II or ATI or something very close - my second question - does this make sense to anyone?
The backside of the watch is extremely ornately designed (see pics) and has a diamond (again tested at the local jeweler and it is in fact real) and I can not find a picture of this design anywhere and all local dealers are helpless. The pocket watch is small, approximately 11mm in diameter and does not have the makes (longines)anywhere on the face or case - only on the mechanics.
I am trying to provide as many details as possible with the hope someone can guide me in the proper direction as to rarity and value. Any responses would truly be helpful.
So Just to reitterate, Am I close or correct on the date?, What it the 3rd marking in the case and the ornate design - is this unique - lastly rarity, value possibilities etc.
Thank you all so much!
Eric (Pictures Below)