You seem upset for some reason that I honestly cannot fathom. The Harwatch Syndicate is NOT the Harwood Selfwinding Watch Company; they're separate legal entities. I'm not trying to "argue" anything here, I'm trying to expand the knowledge. YOu're the one who chooses to interpret everything as a personal attack on your ego. Please get over that.
I'm not suggesting that the patent "predicts" anything, I'm pointing out that the country began to have issues that may have affected the operation of the patent office. A date of January 1 is an odd date; for one thing, it's was a sunday on that year, and not a lot of "business" happens on a sunday. That suggests to me that the date is a "placeholder" of some sort that may have been added to the file after the fact. Not sure, but it's nonetheless interesting.
No one disputes the authenticity of the watch. What we're trying to understand is the relationship of the various business entities that are associated with it; through this understanding, it becomes easier to understand where the watch sits in Horology. For instance, I'd love to know who the members of the "Harwatch Syndicate" were.