Pocket Watch Database

From the American Horology Archive:
Illinois Grade 161 Pocket Watch

Illinois Watch Co.

Grade: 161

Mixed Run: Type I, Type II, Type IIE (Model 14 & Model 15)

Manufacturer: Illinois
Manufacturer Location: Springfield, Illinois
Movement Serial Number: 5440288
Grade: 161
Variation: 161 Type I
Model: 14
Estimated Production Year: 1931
Run Quantity: 500
Grade/Model Run: 1 of 4
Grade/Model Total Production: 5,300
Size: 16s
Jewels: 21j
Movement Configuration: Openface
Movement Finish: Nickel
Finish Pattern: Ray
Movement Setting: Lever
Plate: 3/4 Plate
Barrel: 60-Hr. Motor
Adjusted: Yes
Adjusted # of Positions: 6
Adjusted to Temperature: Yes
Adjusted to Isochronism: Yes
Railroad Grade: Yes
Dial Feet Locations: 17.5, 39.0, 58.0
Case Screw Locations: 3.0, 38.0
Case: Various
Run ID: 12659.161G5.16S4092.1614M143.O7227.L7159.21J1526
Research References: American Pocket Watches: Illinois Watch Co.: Volume 2. (William Meggers & Roy Ehrhardt)
The 16 Size Illinois Bunn Special, 1913-1948. (Michael Chamelin)
Database Version: v52.354
Advanced Metrics
PWDB Absolute Rarity Index:
Scoped for Grade/Size/Model/Configuration
15.95
PWDB Relative Rarity Index:
Rarity within Manufacturer - Scoped for Grade/Size/Model/Configuration
53.76
Share of Production:
Share within Manufacturer - Scoped for Grade/Size/Model/Configuration
0.093%
Registry Population: 25 (5.00%)
Research Note: #5441492: Recorded as 161 Type I [Chamelin]. #5440261: Verified as a Type II [FB].

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Verification Reports for this Run

The following reports have been graciously submitted by dedicated members in reference to this production run. These reports are useful to verify data and track inaccuracies that require further research. Please note that reports may contain inaccurate information or assumptions that must be dilligently considered with other available sources.


Anonymous · April 24, 2021

Serial Number 5440444 was reported as accurate.

Anonymous · April 2, 2021

Serial Number 5440444 was reported as accurate.

Anonymous · December 3, 2020

Serial Number 5440271 was reported as accurate.

Anonymous · April 10, 2020

Serial Number 5440300 was reported as accurate.

Changes since this report was submitted:
Grade changed from 161-161e to 161

Wbridg10 111 · December 23, 2018

Serial Number 5440071 was reported as accurate.

Changes since this report was submitted:
Grade changed from 161-161e to 161

WLBelkriver33 804 · December 21, 2018

Serial Number 5440071 was reported as accurate.

Changes since this report was submitted:
Grade changed from 161-161e to 161

WLBelkriver33 804 · December 19, 2018

Serial Number 5440071 was reported as accurate.

Changes since this report was submitted:
Grade changed from 161-161e to 161

Anonymous · October 21, 2018

Serial Number 5440397 was reported as accurate.

Changes since this report was submitted:
Grade changed from 161-161e to 161

Anonymous · October 20, 2018

Serial Number 5440336 was reported as accurate.

Changes since this report was submitted:
Grade changed from 161-161e to 161

rgzing 7 · September 21, 2018

Serial Number 5440415 was reported as accurate.

Changes since this report was submitted:
Grade changed from 161-161e to 161

rgzing 7 · September 19, 2018

Serial Number 5440415 was reported as accurate.

Changes since this report was submitted:
Grade changed from 161-161e to 161

Anonymous · August 18, 2018

Serial Number 5440083 was reported as accurate.

Changes since this report was submitted:
Grade changed from 161-161e to 161

Anonymous · August 18, 2018

Serial Number 5440415 was reported as accurate.

Changes since this report was submitted:
Grade changed from 161-161e to 161

rgzing 7 · August 17, 2018

Serial Number 5440299 was reported as accurate.

Changes since this report was submitted:
Grade changed from 161-161e to 161

Anonymous · September 23, 2017

Serial Number 5440366 was reported as accurate.

Changes since this report was submitted:
Grade changed from 161-161e to 161

Anonymous · August 12, 2017

Serial Number 5440390 was reported as inaccurate.

Note: There were 31560 of the 161 Type II E movements
made.
Changes since this report was submitted:
Grade changed from 161-161e to 161

Anonymous · November 12, 2016

Serial Number 5440366 was reported as accurate.

Changes since this report was submitted:
Grade changed from 161-161e to 161

Anonymous · March 7, 2016

Serial Number 5440225 was reported as accurate.

Changes since this report was submitted:
Grade changed from 161-161e to 161

philsan1a 221 · November 17, 2015

Serial Number 5440390 was reported as accurate.

Changes since this report was submitted:
Grade changed from 161-161e to 161

MarkH1 30 · August 9, 2015

Serial Number 5440225 was reported as accurate.

Changes since this report was submitted:
Grade changed from 161-161e to 161

Wrstratton 134 · November 29, 2013

Serial Number 5440076 was reported as accurate.

Changes since this report was submitted:
Grade changed from 161-161e to 161

Anonymous · August 7, 2013

Serial Number 5440288 was reported as accurate.

Changes since this report was submitted:
Grade changed from 161-161e to 161

Anonymous · February 18, 2013

Serial Number 5440405 was reported as accurate.

Changes since this report was submitted:
Grade changed from 161-161e to 161
Illinois Grade 161 Pocket Watch