Zonder deze technologieën werken zaken als persoonlijke aanbevelingen, accountvoorkeuren of lokalisatie mogelijk niet correct.Raadpleeg voor meer informatie ons Cookies & soortgelijke technologieënbeleid.Chapter 1 History History of the Illinois Watch Company from its organization in 1869 until its sale Factory construction and expansion over its life Production commencement Wall Street Panic of 1873 Rise of the Bunn family Bunn family history Astronomical Observatory construction History of the Sangamo Electric Company Watch company management Sale of the company to the Hamilton Watch Company Sale of its bricks and mortar Chapter 2 The Strap Watch The transition from the pocket to the wrist Advent of “modern” warfare Reluctant male acceptance How early wristwatches were marketed Chapter 3 Loyalty and Efficient Service Watch Factory working conditions Role of female employees in the factory Employee interviews Employee benefits Company newsletter Employee amenities and extracurricular activities Watch Factory Band Employee turnover Employee reunion and 30 Year Club Orders and Shipping Department Chapter 4 Movements How all Illinois pocket and wristwatch movements were constructed, by major steps The balance Adjustments Magnetism The escapement Jewels The train Intellectual property Screws and Parts Material Price Lists for all movements Genuine Material Repairs Detailed production records, quantities and dates movements were produced for all 3/0, 6/0.12/0, 18/0 and 21/0 size watch movements.
Chapter 8 Ephemera, Memorabilia & Miscellany Dozens of images of items concerning advertising, advertisements, brochures, shipping containers, instruments, posters, correspondence, and related material primarily prepared by and for the Illinois Watch Company to help build, promote, and distribute its watches. Chapter 9 Values Complete Value Guide – there is a price range for every watch in every known configuration.
Chapter 10 Notes Footnotes for all the prior chapters.
Case design information Case production quantities Case information related to common case parts, matching serial numbers, common case colors, solid gold cases, 10K gold-filled cases, base metal ones, green cases, two tone cases, white only cases, case durability.
Chapter 7 Wristwatch Identification Guide A huge compilation of information for each known wristwatch from the Illinois Watch Company.
The dial on this watch is in very good condition with no cracks or chips. Serial Number: CC006912, It is difficult to date but it appears to be Ca. Case shows an arm with a raised hammer within a diamond shape. High grade 15 jewel and two adjustments clean and running strong with great true balance and motion. Case- Dueber "20 year" gold filled with screw front and back.
The movement is a lever set, fast train, regular barrel with . It has a full plate movement and is classed as RR Grade. The watch was manufactured by New York Standard Watch Co. It was commonly used by the French watchmakers, although the Swiss also used it quite a bit"White single sunk dial with black roman numeral time index. Movement- 12 size, nickel made for the American market, fits a standard American case with sleeve and stem.
Original Elgin Porcelain Dial with Painted Black Roman Numeral Hour Markers and Blued Steel Hour Minute and Auxiliary Second Hands all in a Silveroid Great Condition. The case is nickel silver and made by the Illinois Watch Case Co. CASE: Signed, a Crescent Moon and Star Trade Mark, Pat. This watch was owned by Rhoda Wurtele Eaves or her sister Rhona Wurtele Gillis. Rhoda Wurtele Eaves was Torchbearer 164 passing the flame to Torchbearer 165 Rhona Wurtele Gillis in Oakville, Ontario. Serial number is 25425122 which dates this watch to 1926. The original porcelain dial with painted black Arabic numeral hour markers and black hour minute and auxiliary second hands is in excellent condition! On the inside of the cover is inscribed June 27-1976, 25th. No real issues with this dial except for a couple of tiny scratches and tiny hairline, otherwise near perfect. Nice 16 size in .800 sterling silver case with a rose gold wash really sets off the case nicely the two colors look very nice together. It is a stem wind and set with a screw off front bezel. with engraved train on back, This watch has been SIGNED on the dial, and movement Swiss made stem wind/set pocket watch, in full working order and keeping good time..
Stem Wound and Lever Set, Eleven Jeweled, Gilded Movement which is running strong and keeping great time. Serial # 1691235 dates this watch back to approx 1884. Face is in nice condition..top cover is marked with a scale symbol and the number 2068468 as is the back cover. There are no visible chips or cracks in this 'American Waltham' signed 24 hour dial, and the hands appear to be original as well. This stem wind pendent set clean nicely damaskeened 17 jewel movement signed "A. ON one side of the fob is the astrological symbol, Scorpio. Summary- good, strong running hi-grade Swiss 12 size pocket watch with o.k. The watch movement and case are marked (cyrus g.t.) and that is the only marking other then the silver hallmarks and .800 .every cover is stamped .800 and hallmarked German silver mark so the watch is indeed German, the case is original because it is marked same as movement. It has a gold train, a brass 3 spoke early balance wheel. The balance cock is scrolled and has a ruby end stone. The movement is inscribed with No Jewels, 1 One Adjustment and "Granges W Co., the case is Gold Filled. The Louis the 14th fancy hands are very beautiful and in excellent condition.
Officially issued by the Illinois Watch Company’s Materials Department.
A list of 36 names of Illinois wristwatches that have yet to be identified from that list!
The original Keystone Silveroide case is in Great Condition. The inner back dust cover is marked with a keystone symbol and the same number 2068468 the case has a ornate design on top and bottom of case. The crystal is scratch free mineral and may be a replacement as it looks super. Waltham Mass." serial #22964xxx is housed in a triple hinged J. Case measures 1.7 inches or 43mm not including crown. Victorian Hallmarked Sterling Silver Key Wind Key Set Pocket Watch Sterling silver open faced pocket watch with three fingered bi-metallic Swiss gilt movement. The hands are original and also in excellent condition. This watch dates back to 1900s and measures a full 57wide not counting crown and is a size 18, check out that original white porcelain dial with black roman numbers and blue 5 minute chapter and matching blue steel hands and sub seconds under a clear scratch free glass crystal, very nice dial with no visible cracks or hairlines, this watch has a 17-Jewel manual wind lever set Swiss movement and is SIGNED H. The glass is in excellent condition without any scratches.