Pocket Watch Database

From the American Horology Archive:
Illinois Grade 69 Pocket Watch Movement

Illinois Watch Co.

Grade: 69

Private Label(s) in Run:
John H. Hess Co. - Fond Du Lac, Misc. // D. Rosche & Co. - Saskatoon, Sask.
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Manufacturer: Illinois
Manufacturer Location: Springfield, Illinois
Movement Serial Number: 2939716
Grade: 69
Model: 6
Estimated Production Year: 1916
Run Quantity: 1,000
Total Production: 119,207
Size: 18s
Jewels: 17j
Movement Configuration: Openface
Movement Finish: Nickel
Movement Setting: Lever
Plate: Full Plate
Barrel: Going
Train: Fast
Adjusted: No
Railroad Grade: No
Dial Feet Locations: 2.0, 21.5, 38.5
Case Screw Locations: 23.5, 51.5

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2939001
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Anonymous · November 20, 2020

Serial Number 2939850 was reported as inaccurate.

Note: Private label: D. Rosche & Co. Saskatoon, Sask.
cheers duffy l.

GrizzlyBear 9 · February 27, 2018

Serial Number 2939716 was reported as accurate.

Changes since this report was submitted:
Adjusted changed from Yes to No

mickritchie 25 · September 8, 2017

Serial Number 2939716 was reported as inaccurate.

Note: Railroad Grade - Yes
Curator Response: Thanks for the report. Grade 69 is debated as to whether it was railroad grade or not. Considering Illinois never advertised it for railroad use and that it is not described as being adjusted to positions, it would not meet the qualifications for "Railroad Grade" designation. There is supporting evidence that it was not even adjusted during this time period.
Changes since this report was submitted:
Adjusted changed from Yes to No

Anonymous · August 2, 2017

Serial Number 2939716 was reported as accurate.

Changes since this report was submitted:
Adjusted changed from Yes to No
Railroad Grade changed from Yes to No

Anonymous · January 11, 2016

Serial Number 2939940 was reported as accurate.

Changes since this report was submitted:
Adjusted changed from Yes to No
Railroad Grade changed from Yes to No

Anonymous · March 12, 2013

Serial Number 2939188 was reported as accurate.

Changes since this report was submitted:
Adjusted changed from Yes to No
Railroad Grade changed from Yes to No
Illinois Grade 69 Pocket Watch Movement