My hopes are low, but in my 'research', little as it is, the Cowell and Hubbard company was supplied movements by Patek Philippe for some of their pocket watches.
I know that Illinois also provided movements, but the movement in the watch I just bought lends itself much more toward the european style than anything I know that Illinois ever made. I know almost nothing about Patek Philippe so I'm grasping for straws so to speak.
To me it appears to be a high quality swiss movement, but I don't even know where to start. I got a reply from the seller that all of the markings on the movement read 'Cowell & Hubbard' 'Cleveland' 'Adjusted' '47994'.
It wouldn't surprise me if it's nothing special at all, but any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!