Hi, my father found an old brass pocket watch and I was wondering if any of you would be able to help me find out how old it is, valuable, rare or if its a fake. I have spent hours searching for any signs of this hunting-case brass watch, with less than no luck. I literally could not find a single thing on the mere existence of this watch, or for that matter, even the company name! Any help would be very much appreciated thanks. I will link any significant pictures and information that I can find.
Brand: Hartford Watch Co.
Number inside of front cover: F24454
Serial number: 975394
Other engravings: none except for the letter "s" and "F"
I did however find a site that said, matching the approx. serial number, that the watch may have been created around 1867, I would be very pleased if this were true, thank you for your time