I've wanted to get a pocket watch for a while but it wasn't a top priority. I'm on vacation and the Wife and I were hitting the antique shops (I like buying and restoring old hand tools and she likes, well buying antiques) I came across this Elgin for $80.00 and figured I could swing that. It winds and has been running so I'm happy. I will pop the back off when I get home to get the serial number to date it. If any one more knowledgeable than me on pocket watches (basically everyone here) wants to throw a guess I would love to hear it.