My Great-Grandmother arrived in the US from Europe in 1888 and within a few years her brothers and eventually sons had established jewelery business's in NYC , Atlantic City and Philadelphia. I.m not sure if this was given to her new in 1890 or so or later around 1900 when my grandmother was born.
My mother used to wear this on a chain but then it it a table and the bezel popped off. I spent $260 in 2000 to have a new 14k bezel custom made. (glad it wasnt today!) I pretty much forgot I had this since my daughters would NEVER consider wearing this at their age 21/22yrs. I got it out yesterday and am stunned at how pristine it really is.
Whatever the case I know the movement isnt that exciting compared to other Elgin pockets. But whenever people in the business have seen it they have remarked that the 4 colour motif is particularly pretty And while the un-engraved 'bell' is common the flip side 'jumping fawn' is less so. And the condition overall is stunning. So-in light of the fact its a family piece and wont be sold I wanted to post pics and submit the watch for comments, info and or anything. I never knew that much about pockets. I have since found out that this size-6s-is not very desirable to collectors. (it hard to belive that my PO is about the same size) So -here it is and sorry the pics arent hi-rez . Colours are typical gold/rose/yellow/green. Watch keeps time @ +35 in 24hrs:
and for size comparison: