Help getting information on an illinois pocketwatch

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    Help getting information on an illinois pocketwatch

    Hello, I'm new here. I would really appreciate it if some of you guys could get some dirt on this pocket watch I recently picked up at an antique fair for $60.
    The serial puts it somewhere between 1902-03. Otherwise, I've got no other information on it. The tag says the watch is "nos". What does that mean exactly? I'll put a few pictures up.
    Well, all my pictures exceed the maximum upload size, so I'll post a link to an album on my facebook page. Please don't screw around with my profile though.
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    The watch functions perfectly, and in some cases keeps better time than my Citizen and Victorinox.
    Thank you for taking the time to read this post.

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    Re: Help getting information on an illinois pocketwatch

    Hello,

    Sounds like a nice watch, "nos" means 'New old Stock'.

    Is it really in as new condition?... unfortunately your facetube pics won't show on my PC, do I have
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    Re: Help getting information on an illinois pocketwatch

    I have inserted the image links for ya


    I'm a watchbreaker not a watchmaker.

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    Re: Help getting information on an illinois pocketwatch

    15 jewel, 18 size gr. 51 from about 1901.

    The case is not original to the movement, and is significantly newer than it.

    It's definitely not NOS.
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    Re: Help getting information on an illinois pocketwatch

    Thank you all very much for the great information! If it isn't too much trouble, could you place a value on this watch?

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    No - sorry - as a matter of policy we do not attempt valuations in this forum. There are stickies explaining why. Cheers.
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    Please don't PM me to ask for a valuation - I won't attempt one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jshtulman1 View Post
    If it isn't too much trouble, could you place a value on this watch?
    Value = whatever you can convince somebody to pay for it.

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    Re: Help getting information on an illinois pocketwatch

    Woops! I didn't realize posting values wasn't allowed. Sorry.

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