Pocket Watch Database

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: 770720
Grade: 2
Model: 2
Estimated Production Year: 1890
Run Quantity: 2,900
Total Production: 78,087
Size: 18s
Jewels: 11j
Movement Configuration: Hunting
Movement Finish: Gilt
Movement Setting: Lever
Plate: Full Plate
Barrel: Going
Train: Coarse
Adjusted: No
Railroad Grade: No
Dial Feet Locations: 16.5, 36.5, 53.0
Case Screw Locations: 23.5, 51.5

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Data Verification Reports

770001
Verification Serial Map
772900

Anonymous · July 27, 2020

Serial Number 770202 was reported as accurate.

Anonymous · September 20, 2019

Serial Number 770019 was reported as accurate.

Anonymous · September 20, 2019

Serial Number 770019 was reported as accurate.

Anonymous · February 23, 2019

Serial Number 771787 was reported as accurate.

Anonymous · November 24, 2017

Serial Number 771591 was reported as inaccurate.

Note: movement railroad grade. front of watch must be
opened too set hands using lever situated at 5
o, clock position
Curator Response: Thanks for the report. This watch would not have qualified for service on the majority of American railroads at the time of production.

oilseed 444 · November 21, 2016

Serial Number 770026 was reported as accurate.

howardrowe 1 · January 11, 2016

Serial Number 771139 was reported as accurate.

Anonymous · September 26, 2015

Serial Number 771323 was reported as accurate.

Graybeard61 1 · April 5, 2014

Serial Number 771507 was reported as accurate.

Anonymous · November 8, 2013

Serial Number 772455 was reported as accurate.

Anonymous · March 12, 2013

Serial Number 772253 was reported as accurate.

Anonymous · May 13, 2012

Serial Number 771531 was reported as inaccurate.

Note: Mine is Open Face and previously identified as
Model 3, 4-pinion, course train. "2012 Complete
Price Guide to Watches" suggests movement #771531
was produced in or about 1887.
Illinois Grade 2 Pocket Watch Movement