Pocket Watch Database
From the American Horology Archive:
Illinois Watch Co.
Private Label(s) in Run:
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Independent Watch Co. - Fredonia, N.Y. // C.E. Gifford
|Manufacturer Location:||Springfield, Illinois|
|Movement Serial Number:||181204|
|Estimated Production Year:||1880|
|Jewel Setting:||Friction Settings|
|Movement Signing Style:||Formal Script|
|Movement Inlay Color:||None|
|Dial Feet Locations:||16.5, 36.5, 53.0|
|Case Screw Locations:||O-36.5, H-51.5|
Research Note: Some or all feature gilt plates and nickel balance cock
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Data Verification Reports
Anonymous · June 25, 2014
Serial Number 181028 was reported as inaccurate.
rjrake 62 · October 12, 2013
Serial Number 182433 was reported as accurate.
Anonymous · February 27, 2013
Serial Number 182143 was reported as inaccurate.
The vesion I am looking at is a private lable. CE
Gifford. Possibly if you get enough info you
canestablish a CE Gifford S/N designation.
contact me any time at fordf14 *****@juno.com if
you need more info. Thanks Scott