In Memory of Geo. E. Toale, Xmas – 1915

Cleaning up some basement boxes, I found this pocketwatch that I recall Barbadee giving me when I was young. I would carry the watch around and use it sometimes.

I wound it up, and it is ticking and keeping time, here some 99 years later from the 1915 inscription.

The watchmaker is Rode Watch Co. You can see the F/S adjustment. It is set a bit to the slow side. There is a “Swiss” stamp on the edge of the mechanicals (not pictured.) The back interior case reads:

W.C. CC.

To the right of Illinois is a smaller number: 734301 (from what I can tell.)

At the bottom there appears to be a mark of some kind like a signature.