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Triple-Signed Illinois

This 16-size pendant-set bridge Model 7 dates from World War I and looks to be an entirely original combination, with matching plum hands and an Illinois case with a railroad motif on the back. 


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A Gilt-Package Model 5 Rockford

$385.00

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The Rockford Watch Co began production in 1875, as workers in the new factory on the Rock River in Illinois turned out watches using tooling from the failed Cornell Watch Co. Their 16-size Model 5 was a three-finger-bridge design, available in both lever and pendant-set in a variety of patterns and jewel counts. This 17-jewel pendant-set Grade 685 is in fantastic cosmetic shape, with all of its factory jeweling intact, a stock dust band, and a full set of gilt hardware, including the regulator assembly. It was just completely restored with a thorough cleaning and a new alloy mainspring, and fronts a correct double-sunk dial with a small chip at the center and matching blued spade hands. The 20-year gold-filled Windsor case looks to be original and has a new crown, new crystal, and on the back is an unusual motif of a rider leading a spare mount.

 

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An Early Key-Wind National

$375.00

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The National Watch Co was founded in Illinois in 1864 as the Civil War raged by several prominent Chicago investors, including mayor Benjamin W Raymond, and officially re-named the Elgin Watch Co in 1874. This fairly early 11-jewel key-wind Model 1 dates from around 1872, just as President Ulysses S Grant was finishing his first term in office. It's a Grade 57 GM Wheeler, looks to be an entirely original combination, was just completely restored with a thorough cleaning, and fronts the correct National Watch Co dial with Roman numerals and matching blued spade hands. The Keystone case is in great shape for being nearly 150 years old, with a blank dust cover, a tight bow, snug outer covers, and a new glass crystal.


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A Two-Tone Model 83 Waltham

$325.00

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The American Watch Co traced its roots back to three Massachusetts businessmen in 1850 who had a new approach to the cottage industry of watchmaking. Their Model 83 was introduced to the public in 1883 and was an instant success, becoming the design for many named grades, including Canadian exports. This freshly-serviced 11-jewel pendant-set variant carries an uncommon two-tone pattern on exceptionally clean plates with very bright gilding and comes with gold jewel settings, a full set of gilt screws, and a flawless Arabic dial behind blued light spade hands. The nickel-silver display case is ideal for daily carry with a French bow, a sharp crown, and new crystals.

 

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A First Model Hamilton 992

$395.00

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Hamilton's first-model 992 was introduced in 1903 as the company's most popular 16-size railroad watch with a total production of some 300,000 movements before the end of World War I, carrying a pattern that mimicked their workhorse 18-size 940. This beautiful freshly-serviced 21-jewel lever-set example is adjusted to five positions, and has the two-screw crown wheel and gold jewel settings. The original 4-foot dial has some hairlines behind matching blued spade hands, and the crisp Illinois nickel-silver case has a sharp crown, a tight bow, and a new beveled glass crystal. 

 

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A Model 1 Convertible Elgin

$345.00

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One of Elgin's more curious designs was the 16-size Model 1, nicknamed the Convertible because of its movable winding pinion to either an open-face or hunting configuration. This fully-restored lever-set 15-jewel Grade 50 dates from the early 1880s and looks to be an original combination, with gold balance weights and matching hardware, a flawless Roman dial and correct plum moon hands. The 25-year gold-filled Dueber case would make an excellent display conversion candidate and comes with a new glass crystal, a sharp crown, and a French bow.  

 

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A Rare 12-Jewel Edgemere

$265.00

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The Edgemere line was made by Seth Thomas for mail-order giant Sears Roebuck & Co, who also got their start selling pocket watches. The 12-jewel variant of the two-tone Model 8 Edgemere is very uncommon, with only a handful being reported in just two SN blocks by Seth Thomas Research. This beautiful lever-set example is jeweled only on the upper plate, and is keeping excellent time after a thorough overhaul. The matching dial has faint hairlines in the lower right behind a set of blued light spade hands, and the gold-filled display case has a new crown and beveled glass crystals. 

 

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A Two-Tone Model '99 Waltham

$275.00

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The Waltham 16-size Model 1899 was a very durable design, easy to service, and the platform for many different grades, but very seldom in a two-tone pattern. This pendant-set 11-jewel variant looks to be an entirely original combination and dates from the turn of the century. It's fully restored and ready to carry, coming with a full set of gilt hardware and the Gothic signature. The single-sunk Arabic dial has a single invisible hairline at the upper dial foot near 12:00 behind a set of blued light spade hands, but the best part is the gold-filled display case with NOS glass crystals. 

 

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A Triple-Signed Illinois Capital

$195.00

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The Illinois Watch Co's first incarnation was the Springfield Watch Co, organized in 1870 by a group of local businessmen with a startup capital of $100,000. This 16-size pendant-set bridge Model 7 dates from World War I and looks to be an entirely original combination. It comes equipped with 17 jewels and a gold adjusted gear train, and was just serviced with a thorough cleaning. It fronts a correct double-sunk Arabic dial with light hairlines and a set of plum heavy spade hands. The Illinois case would make an excellent display candidate, or stay with the factory railroad motif on the back. The bow is tight, the crown is sharp, and the beveled glass crystal is brand new. 

 

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An Original-Combination Hamilton 936

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The Hamilton Watch Co was incorporated in 1892 from the remnants of the Aurora, Lancaster, Keystone, and Adams & Perry companies, named for the Scottish attorney who founded the Pennsylvania town of Lancaster where the factory was located. Their debut 18-size watch was the Grade 936, starting at SN #1 and offered to the public in 1893, with a production run of 20 years with some 24,000 made. This fully-restored example looks to be an entirely original combination, with a full set of conical screws, a correct double-sunk dial with the script signature, and deeply-blued matching swelled spade hands. The gold-filled Empress case is in great shape with a sharp crown, a tight bow, and beveled glass crystal.

 

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