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While it is open, make sure you record everything written on the movement of the watch and the watch case. Kent Singer has written up a good explanation of how to open a watch case.Chris Ozdoba has also written up a good explanation of how to open a watch case.Automatic mechanical timepieces are endlessly fascinating in this overwhelming electronic world.All of the watches featured at are pure machines, no batteries required as they generate power by the motion of being worn on the wrist!I should note that "learning" more about your watch starts inside the case.
In pocket watches, the case and the movement almost never have anything to do with each other.
Alongside the existing hand-made watches, in 1882, thanks to Henry Ford, they succeeded in developing automated production, first for pocket watches and later for wrist watches.
Manufacturing high quality items under the motto of "One watch exactly like the other," they charged the very reasonable price of one dollar (a single day's wages at the time).
Around the end of the 1870s and maybe even before, pocket watch manufacturing was not the most financialy secure of industries.
Pocket watches on the whole were expensive and therefore reserved for the more affluent members of society.