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

Illinois Watch Co.

Grade: 2

Manufacturer: Illinois
Manufacturer Location: Springfield, Illinois
Movement Serial Number: 491966
Grade: 2
Model: 1
Estimated Production Date: April 1883 - June 1883
Run Quantity: 11,000
Total Production: 83,850
Size: 18s
Jewels: 11j
Movement Configuration: Adaptable
Movement Finish: Gilt
Movement Setting: Key
Plate: Full Plate
Barrel: Going
Train: Coarse
Adjusted: No
Railroad Grade: No
Dial Feet Locations: 16.5, 36.5, 53.0
Case Screw Locations: O-36.5, H-51.5
Database Version: v48.139

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Data Verification Reports

486001
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497000

cmdraven 3371 · January 28, 2022

Serial Number 488684 was reported as accurate.

cmdraven 3371 · September 22, 2021

Serial Number 489984 was reported as accurate.

Anonymous · September 19, 2021

Serial Number 486309 was reported as inaccurate.

Note: According to the information engraved on the
watch, it was made in Chicago, Il. The case is
engraved and it looks like gold. It is as shiny
as my wedding ring. It is stamped on the badk of
the watch movement as "Superior". I am not sure
what that means. The face of the watch and the
watch movement is engraved to read "J.S.
Townsends". The address was 1554 Wabash Ave.
Chicago Il. It has a case with a cover and a
removeable cover over the workings on the back.
It doesn't say how many jewels.
Curator Response: Thanks for the report. You are describing a private label. That does not reflect the actual manufacturer of the movement.

cmdraven 3371 · August 13, 2021

Serial Number 487142 was reported as accurate.

Glacier 2 · June 28, 2021

Serial Number 490935 was reported as accurate.

Anonymous · May 10, 2021

Serial Number 491806 was reported as accurate.

Anonymous · March 17, 2021

Serial Number 494399 was reported as accurate.

Anonymous · February 5, 2021

Serial Number 488058 was reported as accurate.

Anonymous · January 24, 2021

Serial Number 491329 was reported as accurate.

Anonymous · January 14, 2021

Serial Number 490271 was reported as inaccurate.

No further details were submitted with the report.

Anonymous · September 29, 2020

Serial Number 489183 was reported as accurate.

Anonymous · August 10, 2020

Serial Number 487648 was reported as accurate.

Anonymous · August 9, 2020

Serial Number 487648 was reported as accurate.

Anonymous · June 26, 2020

Serial Number 487648 was reported as accurate.

Anonymous · June 16, 2020

Serial Number 496524 was reported as accurate.

texnet Supporter 684 · July 30, 2019

Serial Number 487711 was reported as accurate.

Anonymous · September 6, 2018

Serial Number 487845 was reported as accurate.

Anonymous · August 17, 2018

Serial Number 489213 was reported as accurate.

Anonymous · August 1, 2018

Serial Number 496428 was reported as accurate.

Anonymous · June 3, 2018

Serial Number 490549 was reported as accurate.

Anonymous · May 29, 2018

Serial Number 495656 was reported as accurate.

Anonymous · May 5, 2018

Serial Number 495522 was reported as accurate.

Anonymous · April 13, 2018

Serial Number 496943 was reported as accurate.

Anonymous · March 30, 2018

Serial Number 488412 was reported as accurate.

Anonymous · January 9, 2018

Serial Number 494794 was reported as accurate.

Anonymous · December 13, 2017

Serial Number 493476 was reported as accurate.

pivotkiller 23 · February 26, 2017

Serial Number 486745 was reported as inaccurate.

Note: 11j movement. All numbers match all plates.
Changes since this report was submitted:
Jewels changed from 12j to 11j

staschcollectables 27 · November 23, 2016

Serial Number 495522 was reported as accurate.

Changes since this report was submitted:
Jewels changed from 12j to 11j

Anonymous · August 16, 2016

Serial Number 494545 was reported as accurate.

Changes since this report was submitted:
Jewels changed from 12j to 11j

daddo46 975 · May 21, 2016

Serial Number 488172 was reported as accurate.

Changes since this report was submitted:
Jewels changed from 12j to 11j

Anonymous · May 12, 2016

Serial Number 491893 was reported as accurate.

Changes since this report was submitted:
Jewels changed from 12j to 11j

Anonymous · May 12, 2016

Serial Number 491893 was reported as accurate.

Changes since this report was submitted:
Jewels changed from 12j to 11j

Anonymous · May 10, 2016

Serial Number 491581 was reported as inaccurate.

No further details were submitted with the report.
Changes since this report was submitted:
Jewels changed from 12j to 11j

Anonymous · March 6, 2016

Serial Number 494380 was reported as accurate.

Changes since this report was submitted:
Jewels changed from 12j to 11j

Bostonjoe Top Contributor 169 · November 10, 2015

Serial Number 488830 was reported as accurate.

Changes since this report was submitted:
Jewels changed from 12j to 11j

Anonymous · May 21, 2015

Serial Number 494934 was reported as accurate.

Changes since this report was submitted:
Jewels changed from 12j to 11j

Anonymous · January 23, 2015

Serial Number 487667 was reported as accurate.

Changes since this report was submitted:
Jewels changed from 12j to 11j

Anonymous · October 3, 2014

Serial Number 489452 was reported as inaccurate.

Note: It's 17 jewels not 12
Curator Response: Please upload a photo of the movement so we can evaluate.
Changes since this report was submitted:
Jewels changed from 12j to 11j

Anonymous · August 20, 2014

Serial Number 0490474 was reported as accurate.

Changes since this report was submitted:
Jewels changed from 12j to 11j

Anonymous · July 20, 2014

Serial Number 492405 was reported as accurate.

Changes since this report was submitted:
Jewels changed from 12j to 11j

Anonymous · May 1, 2014

Serial Number 488808 was reported as accurate.

Changes since this report was submitted:
Jewels changed from 12j to 11j

Anonymous · March 30, 2014

Serial Number 486587 was reported as accurate.

Changes since this report was submitted:
Jewels changed from 12j to 11j

Anonymous · March 26, 2014

Serial Number 486587 was reported as accurate.

Changes since this report was submitted:
Jewels changed from 12j to 11j

Anonymous · January 25, 2014

Serial Number 493282 was reported as accurate.

Changes since this report was submitted:
Jewels changed from 12j to 11j

Anonymous · January 18, 2014

Serial Number 489978 was reported as accurate.

Changes since this report was submitted:
Jewels changed from 12j to 11j

Anonymous · December 11, 2013

Serial Number 488168 was reported as accurate.

Changes since this report was submitted:
Jewels changed from 12j to 11j

jrobinson777 94 · October 3, 2013

Serial Number 495724 was reported as accurate.

Changes since this report was submitted:
Jewels changed from 12j to 11j

Anonymous · March 3, 2013

Serial Number 495724 was reported as accurate.

Changes since this report was submitted:
Jewels changed from 12j to 11j

Anonymous · February 17, 2013

Serial Number 491966 was reported as accurate.

Changes since this report was submitted:
Jewels changed from 12j to 11j

Anonymous · January 1, 2013

Serial Number 495724 was reported as accurate.

Anonymous · December 16, 2012

Serial Number 495724 was reported as accurate.

Anonymous · December 2, 2012

Serial Number 487796 was reported as inaccurate.

No further details were submitted with the report.

Anonymous · November 5, 2012

Serial Number 494685 was reported as accurate.

Changes since this report was submitted:
Jewels changed from 12j to 11j

Anonymous · April 3, 2012

Serial Number 495797 was reported as accurate.

Changes since this report was submitted:
Jewels changed from 12j to 11j
Illinois Grade 2 Pocket Watch Movement