Aurelio Joseph Portale, 1885 - 1972, purchased this wristwatch and is the original owner. He was my Great Grandfather who passed this watch to his son, my Grandfather, Dr. Joseph S. Portale, 1922 - 1982, who passed it to my Grandmother, Josephine Portale, 1924 - 2014, who stored the watch until my 18th birthday in 1995 when it was passed to me.
I kept it in storage until four months ago, when I learned I was going to be a Father. I sent this watch to Jeffrey Shimp at Time Restoration (www.timerestoration.com) to have it restored to original condition.
AJP is engraved on the back casing and is barely visible due to how often he wore it.