Dear John: I would like your opinion about a man’s pocket watch. It was purchased a few years ago in Ohio at an antiques shop for $50. The dealer said it was the only watch he had ever seen with the engraved eagle and shield that is on the back of the watch.
On the dial it says Elgin. After opening the back of the case, on the inside of the cover it has Dueber and the word Coin. On the mechanism is “G.M. Wheeler, 17 Jwls, Elgin, Ill.” The serial number is 8263610.