Pocket Watch Database

Illinois Grade 107

Grade 107 is a 21j Openface watch maufacturered by Illinois. The size 16s, Model 9 movement features a nickel finish and is adjustedtemperature.

Grade 107 Movement Characteristics

  • Size16s
  • Jewels21j
  • ConfigurationOpenface
  • FinishNickel
  • Model2 or 3 or 8 or 9 or 9 or 1
  • SettingLever
  • AdjustedYes
  • Railroad GradeLimited Approval

Grade 107 Production Info

  • Total Production110,250
  • Number of Runs92
  • Production Years1881-1934
  • First Serial301,201
  • Last Serial5,680,800
  • Largest Run3,000
  • Smallest Run20
  • Most Common Run1,000

Research Notes

1888BHIA,1889BAM: "Same as Bunn"

The 1889 Bowman & Musser and 1890 Otto Young catalogs list the No. 107 with features similar to the "Bunn" grade. The 1887 S.F. Myers & Co. and 1887 Busiest House in America catalogs instead list Grade No. 108, suggesting it is the same as the Stuart grade. The 107 and 108 were never listed in the same catalog, and estimated production dates suggest these are actually the same grade. No runs of 18-Size Grade 108 movements are found in factory records. However, the early runs of 107 were recorded as produced in late 1887 and early 1888, aligning with when these were likely advertised as Grade No. 108 in original catalogs.