My wife inherited 2 pocket watches from her father. I can't find any information using Google about this watch maker.
I've had no luck finding Ed F. Fowler pocket watch. My Father-In-Law's family lived in Boise, ID for a long time so I'm guessing he was a local watch maker. There are some things hand etched on the inside back: 131689, 3-24-51 WL, 05727, 06506, and 9930. Are these standard codes used by watch makers to keep track of repairs or parts? My wife's family thought the watch was their Grandfathers, but my Father-In-Law was born in 1928 so if 1951 is when the watch was made I would guess it was his.
Is this watch worth getting repaired? it needs glass and doesn't work right now. Is there a way to find out when it was actually made by the serial number?
Thanks for any help to a new guy trying to learn.