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

Illinois Watch Co.

Grade: Miller

Private Label(s) in Run:
Thos. Stephenson - Columbus, O. // Metzner - Philadelphia
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Manufacturer: Illinois
Manufacturer Location: Springfield, Illinois
Movement Serial Number: 6001
Grade: Miller
Model: 1
Estimated Production Date: November 1872 - January 1874
Run Quantity: 1,000
Total Production: 12,300
Size: 18s
Jewels: 15j
Jewel Setting: Screw-Set
Movement Configuration: Adaptable
Movement Finish: Gilt
Movement Signing Style: Formal Script
Movement Inlay Color: None
Movement Setting: Key
Plate: Full Plate
Barrel: Going
Train: Coarse
Regulator: Plain
Dial Feet Locations: 16.5, 36.5, 53.0
Case Screw Locations: O-36.5, H-51.5
Movement Markings: Miller - Springfield, Ill.
Database Version: v48.141

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6001
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Bostonjoe Top Contributor 169 · November 20, 2021

Serial Number 6001 was reported as accurate.

Anonymous · August 9, 2021

Serial Number 6001 was reported as accurate.

mcopper 54 · June 28, 2021

Serial Number 6265 was reported as accurate.

MoatsJustin1 2206 · June 25, 2021

Serial Number 6265 was reported as accurate.

Pocket18s2002 2 · July 26, 2020

Serial Number 6678 was reported as accurate.

Anonymous · June 13, 2020

Serial Number 6565 was reported as accurate.

Anonymous · December 23, 2019

Serial Number 6619 was reported as accurate.

esoxhunter Top Contributor Supporter 122 · June 8, 2019

Serial Number 6208 was reported as accurate.

cmdraven 3371 · February 8, 2019

Serial Number 6124 was reported as accurate.

Anonymous · June 14, 2018

Serial Number 6238 was reported as accurate.

Anonymous · April 21, 2018

Serial Number 6585 was reported as accurate.

Anonymous · January 2, 2018

Serial Number 6699 was reported as accurate.

Houselantiques 1 · October 31, 2017

Serial Number 6326 was reported as inaccurate.

Note: Signed Metzner , Philadelphia, Patent Pinions,
6326, key wind, dial marked Illinois Springfield
Watch Co., large heavy coin silver case with lion
mark 1643, all three case covers are marked 1643
as well, signed Jeannot ? Metzner, case cover is
engraved with eagle and shield design, movement
not stamped with number of jewels but is jeweled

Anonymous · May 2, 2017

Serial Number 6508 was reported as inaccurate.

Note: A watch with that serial that appears to be
correct grade but private label Stephenson and
Columbus OH rather than spingfield il. Currently
on ebay
Curator Response: Verified as a private label for Thos. Stephenson, Columbus, O.; Illinois Model 1, Gilt Plates, 15-Jewels [eBay #282454690425]

Anonymous · April 6, 2017

Serial Number 6816 was reported as accurate.

Anonymous · January 12, 2016

Serial Number 6617 was reported as accurate.

Anonymous · February 12, 2015

Serial Number 6822 was reported as accurate.

Anonymous · January 4, 2015

Serial Number 6219 was reported as inaccurate.

No further details were submitted with the report.

TimeAntiquarian Founder Research Expert Historian Top Contributor Supporter 168 · September 15, 2014

Serial Number 6038 was reported as accurate.

Anonymous · January 31, 2014

Serial Number 6465 was reported as inaccurate.

Note: Mvt. is gilt. Serial #6465 is accurate & dates to
1872. Probably Hunting mvt but mounted in OF
Keystone case.

Anonymous · January 11, 2014

Serial Number 6532 was reported as inaccurate.

Note: Movement is gilt and open faced. Not hunting

Anonymous · October 7, 2013

Serial Number 6901 was reported as accurate.

Anonymous · June 1, 2013

Serial Number 6243 was reported as accurate.

Anonymous · May 16, 2013

Serial Number 6624 was reported as inaccurate.

No further details were submitted with the report.

Anonymous · May 21, 2012

Serial Number 6475 was reported as accurate.

Illinois Grade Miller Pocket Watch Movement