Im looking for information on a Washington Watch Company pocket watch. I know there were quite a few made by the Illinois Watch company in the early 1900's with the Washington Watch Company name on them. However, I cant find much information on this one. Its a key wind and it does have a serial number of 29988 which fits the Illinois Watch company data base and dates it to 1874. However, the balance bridge is different than the Illinois models. Also, the Hoyt models at that time were only 9 jewels. This watch is at least 13 jewels. What I can find on line about the Washington Watch Company during this period is that it started in business in 1872 and went out of business in 1874. I can find no examples of the watches produced by them during that time. I am thinking that this watch is one of the ones produced during the 2 years the company was in business. If anyone has any information on this company I would appreciate it. I am posting a few pictures below.