Pocket Watch Database

General Pocket Watch

General was used as a trade name on pocket watch movements manufactured for Landis Watch Co. by Illinois Watch Co..

Indentified Runs

The following runs have been identified as containing movements marked with this private label or trade name. Because this list is derrived from surviving examples, it is not intended to be comprehensive. Other runs possibly exist that have not yet been identified. Most private labels and special orders were produced in batches and many times, the entire run is not comprised of special marked movements.

Manufacturer Run Grade
Illinois 186001-188000 Columbia
Illinois 320001-320400 103
Illinois 322901-323100 103
Illinois 1417301-1417500 173
Illinois 1553401-1554000 173
Illinois 1561501-1562100 173
Illinois 1899001-1899200 175
Illinois 1936201-1936400 175
Illinois 2084441-2084800 175
Illinois 2084861-2085000 175

The Illinois Watch Co. manufactured watches in Springfield, Illinois from approximately 1869 to 1948. See more information about Illinois Watch Co. or find out more information about your watch by conducting a serial number lookup.

Illinois Watch Co.

Initial Marking: I.W.Co.

Location: Springfield, Illinois

Years of Operation: 1869-1948

Successor: Hamilton

Purchased by Hamilton Watch Co., 1927

Production Jewels: 7-23 Jewels

Production Sizes: Wide Variety

Total Production: 5,600,000+

Factory Building Status: The original Illinois Watch Company factory building no longer exists. However, a later expansion was built to serve as a new frontage for the factory. Part of this addition still stands, and a modern structure has been built around it.

Average Rarity:

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