I have a pocket watch that belonged to either my great grand father or great great grand father. I have had the thing for 20 plus years but have never really learned anything about it. I am pretty sure it dates back to the late 1800's but If I could get a specific decade or year it would be awesome.
It has a black metal cover to hold the watch. The watch body is 14k gold and the front opens. Inside the front is a number "42" ehich also happens to be the last 2 digits of the serial number.
The back snaps open to expose another cover which when opened exposes the mechanism.
Can any one help me date this thing? Thanks!