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From the American Horology Archive:
Illinois Grade Mason Pocket Watch

Illinois Watch Co.

Grade: Mason

Manufacturer: Illinois
Manufacturer Location: Springfield, Illinois
Movement Serial Number: 8849
Grade: Mason
Model: 1
Estimated Production Date: February 1873 - June 1873
Run Quantity: 1,000
Grade/Model Run: 4 of 16
Grade/Model Total Production: 10,300
Size: 18s
Jewels: 7j
Movement Configuration: Adaptable
Movement Finish: Gilt
Movement Setting: Key
Plate: Full Plate
Barrel: Going
Balance Type: Uncut Expansion
Train: Coarse
Regulator: Plain
Hairspring: Flat
Standard Dial Type: Single-Sunk
Adjusted: No
Railroad Grade: No
Dial Feet Locations: 16.5, 36.5, 53.0
Case Screw Locations: O-36.5, H-51.5
Movement Markings: Mason
Springfield, Ill.
Patent Pinion
Case: Various
Run ID: 16.G4.18S16.181M16.A16.K16.7J4
Database Version: v52.343
Advanced Metrics
PWDB Absolute Rarity Index:
Scoped for Grade/Size/Model/Configuration
31.01
PWDB Relative Rarity Index:
Rarity within Manufacturer - Scoped for Grade/Size/Model/Configuration
104.57
Share of Production:
Share within Manufacturer - Scoped for Grade/Size/Model/Configuration
0.181%
Registry Population: 6 (0.60%)

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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 · December 13, 2022

Serial Number 8817 was reported as accurate.

at363500 2 · September 17, 2021

Serial Number 8583 was reported as accurate.

Anonymous · February 28, 2021

Serial Number 8174 was reported as accurate.

Anonymous · December 16, 2020

Serial Number 8385 was reported as accurate.

Anonymous · April 8, 2020

Serial Number 8286 was reported as accurate.

Anonymous · December 10, 2019

Serial Number 8519 was reported as accurate.

Anonymous · September 4, 2018

Serial Number 8488 was reported as accurate.

rocket00 236 · April 10, 2016

Serial Number 8571 was reported as accurate.

Anonymous · September 6, 2014

Serial Number 8482 was reported as accurate.

rocket00 236 · May 19, 2014

Serial Number 8571 was reported as accurate.

visteo 60 · May 17, 2014

Serial Number 8885 was reported as accurate.

Illinois Grade Mason Pocket Watch