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    "The Consul to be the finest American wrist watch ever made"

    I came across this on Wikipedia and am puzzled as to the validity of the claim. Plus I would like to see one partly because I like Illinois and am hopping to get one from the late 20's but won't hold my breath with my budget unless it is JUNK!
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    Re: "The Consul to be the finest American wrist watch ever made"

    Quote Originally Posted by watch origins View Post
    the validity of the clam.
    Steamed clam? Fried clam? Little neck clam? I use clams for bait to catch dinner. How do you validate a clam - does it work like validating parking?

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    Re: "The Consul to be the finest American wrist watch ever made"

    Why in heck would you buy it if it were JUNK? Strange thing to aspire to....

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    Re: "The Consul to be the finest American wrist watch ever made"

    The Illinois Consul. I found a couple of pics of it. I dunno, it looks like a lot of other watches to me. Maybe I'm missing something.
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    Re: "The Consul to be the finest American wrist watch ever made"

    No no no I can only afford junk.

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    Re: "The Consul to be the finest American wrist watch ever made"

    Quote Originally Posted by noodlenoggin View Post
    The Illinois Consul.
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    That don't look like no clam to me! These are clams:



    I'll clam up now.

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    Re: "The Consul to be the finest American wrist watch ever made"

    Illinois wrist watches go for a surprising amount of money; I've never understood why. Quality wise, I understand them to be very good, and since they weren't in the business for long before Hamilton bought them, there's a certain scarcity factor that you won't find with Elgin or Hamilton (and they weren't recylced pocketwatch designs, like Waltham).
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    Re: "The Consul to be the finest American wrist watch ever made"

    Who made that "claim".. was it Illinois? :)

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    Re: "The Consul to be the finest American wrist watch ever made"

    Quote Originally Posted by ulackfocus View Post
    That don't look like no clam to me! These are clams:



    I'll clam up now.
    what? no love for the geoduck?

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    Re: "The Consul to be the finest American wrist watch ever made"

    Quote Originally Posted by joe band View Post
    what? no love for the geoduck?
    If it walks like a geoduck and it talks like a geoduck it must be a geoduck. You know what was annoying? Those Duck tours in Philly - the ones that used the open amphibeous vehicles. I'd like to make those tour guides clam up and stop yapping on their microphones. Hey, do the ducks clam up in Illinois?

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