I once had my grandfather's sterling silver pocket watch which he bought in New York City while accompanying Tsar Nicholas on his round-the-world cruise whatever year early in the 20th Century that was. My grandfather, whom I never met because he died before my mom married my dad, was the Kappelmeister
(band-leader) aboard the Tsar's "yacht", the Standart
. He accompanied the Tsar everywhere on his travels. When at Tsarskoie Selo, the Tsar's summer residence on the island which is now a part of Estonia, my mom and her sister, who died young, were playmates of the anemic Tsarevitch.
Anyway, I no longer own this time-piece. I had to recycle it during some very hard financial times about 40 years ago.