Anyone can provide info? Illinois Pocket Watch

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    Anyone can provide info? Illinois Pocket Watch

    Hi, What I have here is an Illinois pocket watch. It was either my grandpa's or great grandpa's - not sure which.

    Anyways, the movement says
    A. Lincoln
    19 jewels motor barrel
    Adjusted 5 positions
    Serial number 4422651

    I was wondering if anyone could provide ANY info at all about this watch - I dont know anything about watches, but I find it really cool and would like to know more about it.

    Also, the winder mechanism at the top - I dont think its working properly. If you turn it, it makes a clicking noise, but thats it - the watch doesnt get wound. But if you pull it up so that it changes the time as your turn it, and you go around a few times, well then the watch runs great. That doesnt seem right to me - but I dont know much about it. I was wondering if anyone had any advice on that too.

    Thanks!

    Oh, and here are some pictures:













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    Re: Anyone can provide info? Illinois Pocket Watch

    I have a 17 jewel Illinois, which I've been told makes it not as valuable as your 19 jewel one. And I believe mine is unadjusted unlike yours. That's all I can say.

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    Re: Anyone can provide info? Illinois Pocket Watch

    Your A. Lincoln is a 12 size, and was made in 1923. It is adjusted to temperature, 5 positions and isochronism. It has ruby jewels in gold settings, gold center wheel and gold balance screws. Total production of this grade was 4300 units in 7 production runs between 1922 and 1923. It sounds like the mainspring may have slipped or is broken, you might ask a watchmaker to have a look at it.
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    Re: Anyone can provide info? Illinois Pocket Watch

    Thank you Erik_H,
    It sounds like a good watch to me, but I dont know much about them.

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