MJ Tobias silver key-wind pocket watch with a porcelain dial featuring a picture of Major General Franz Sigel in excellent condition, mid 1800s. 13-jewel fully serviced movement.
The estate where we obtained the watch said the this was carried by one of his loyal entourage through the Civil War. Franz Sigel started as a colonel in the Union army and ended up as a major general. He was born on November 18th, 1824 and died on September 21st, 1902.
The watch itself has small, normal dings and wear expected on a watch this old. The person who carried the watch was Samuel Wetmore. The small dings in the case were reported by the family to have happened during wear during the Civil War. Samuel Wetmore passed the watch to his brother Seth A Wetmore.
- 111.8 grams
- Diameter: 56.04mm
- Width with crown: 67.7mm
- Case thickness: 16.7mm
- Dial: Porcelain hand painted likeness of Franz Sigel
- Inside front cover 841
- inside back cover: 8481 268650 FB
- Inside case: On inner case MJ Tobias Liverpool Patent Lever full Tervelles
- Inside inner cover: 8481
- Movement: 13 jewels
All of our pre-owned watches have been fully serviced and come with a one year warranty for timing and accuracy. Vintage watches may not be as accurate as a new quartz watch. Even new watch warranties do not cover watch cases, bands or misuse.