This delicate Crown Watch Co. size 3/0s pocket watch dates to 1910-1923. The Philadelphia Watch Co. case is marked "Crown" "Guaranteed Twenty-Years" and is stamped with Serial No. 8229900. The `Crown' was the highest grade case made by the Philadelphia Watch Co. The movement measures approximately 1-1/15" ( 27 mm), and is stamped Serial No. EE005514.
The front crystal is held in place by a screw bezel and I have not removed it. The case back is hinged and opens easily. The fly-wheel works and the hands move, but only resting on the desk - moving the watch stops the movement. It will benefit from professional cleaning and repair as the face is chipped and the little inset seconds hand is missing. Still, it is a sweet little piece in a nice case for the American pocket watch collector or restorer.
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