Pocket Watch Database

From the American Horology Archive:
Illinois Grade 2 Pocket Watch Movement

Illinois Watch Co.

Grade: 2

Movement may alternatively be model 4 (pendant set). 5th Pinion.

Private Label(s) in Run:
The National - Chicago
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Manufacturer: Illinois
Manufacturer Location: Springfield, Illinois
Movement Serial Number: 1216130
Grade: 2
Model: 3
Estimated Production Year: 1894
Run Quantity: 100
Total Production: 42,150
Size: 18s
Jewels: 11j
Movement Configuration: Openface
Movement Finish: Gilt
Movement Setting: Pendant
Plate: Full Plate
Barrel: Going
Train: Coarse
Adjusted: No
Railroad Grade: No
Dial Feet Locations: 1.5, 21.5, 38.0
Case Screw Locations: 23.5, 51.5
Database Version: v48.139
Research Note: Factory Records Indicate Private Labels in Run.

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Anonymous ยท January 15, 2016

Serial Number 1216129 was reported as inaccurate.

Note: All accurate. This one is signed "The National"
on both dial and gilt movement, made in "Chicago."
Full gilt lever set stem wind and otherwise as
described, looking like an Illinois is all
respects. Cheers. duffy l.
Changes since this report was submitted:
Grade changed from 2-s to 2
Movement Finish changed from Gilt or Nickel to Gilt
Movement Setting changed from Lever to Pendant
Illinois Grade 2 Pocket Watch Movement