Unassuming. If I should describe the watch just by the looks of it, I would say so. Remember, please, this was a time when the usage of a pocket watch wasn't just socially acceptable, but the norm among people of many social classes. Time became, during the mid to late 19th century, a commodity which few people could affor not depend. Mass-produced, bronze, with the numbers painted by hand, as was the style at the time. Just a small hole where the key to wind it should go, and a little button on the side, almost invisible between the carvings.
As you may be very well aware, as a curious child, I didn't hesitate to press the button.
Everything changed after that.