I was given this watch from the estate of an old family friend. Not sure of the age, date of manufacture, style, movement, etc. I know that Hamilton bought the Illinois Watch Company at the turn of the 20th century and they produced watches under the Illinois name until the late 1920's. But, I can't find any information on this watch an I don't know if its considered an Illinois watch or a Hamilton watch.
The watch is small (ladies watch?). The dial is marked "Hamilton Illinois", "INCABLOC", and "SWISS". I can open the case by pushing down on the crown, where the watch separates completely from the crystal, case, and band. "10K RGP BEZEL", "STAINLESS BACK", "ILLINOIS" "9507". Is the number the serial number?
The movement is marked "ILLINOIS WATCH COMPANY", SEVENTEEN 17 JEWELS", "TKD", "SWISS", and "UNADJUSTED".
Any information you guys can provide will be greatly appreciated.