By Ellen Van de Mark, CNN
My grandfather's pocketwatch is one of my prized possessions. It dates back to the turn of the 20th century. My dad kept it in an old cigar box for many years. A forgotten artifact of another time. It no longer winds and the initials that were once engraved have been rubbed down from use. But I love it. It has a history and story that is intertwined with my own.