1925 Illinois 12s pocketwatch pics

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    1925 Illinois 12s pocketwatch pics

    Here are some pics as promised of my 1925 Illinois. I tried as best as possible to get it's beauty on the pictures, but the photos still don't show the design work on the movement as well as it could. The watch is going for servicing next week, ( good cleaning and oiling).


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    Re: 1925 Illinois 12s pocketwatch pics

    Your grade 405 was produced in a lot of 2000 units in 1926, it is pendant set and adjusted to temperature. Overall there were 390360 units produced of 17j grade 405 between 1911 and 1929, but in many variations. As far as I know only those marked as Sterling ( a private label mark) had gilt regulator and screws.
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    Re: 1925 Illinois 12s pocketwatch pics

    Thank you Eric for the information, 1 of 2000 eh? Right on !! Well I am liking this !! Guess it's going to be in it's own glass dome.

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    Re: 1925 Illinois 12s pocketwatch pics

    Please note that the 2000 units only represent one production run. Totally there were 351 production runs for grade 405, it is having one of the highest production numbers of all Illinois grades. There is no indication how many of these were of the Sterling variation though.
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    Re: 1925 Illinois 12s pocketwatch pics

    Well, it's going into my keepers section, my kept watch collection is getting rather largish , I will have to build a watch cabinet...

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