Illinois Pocket Watch, size 17
Case, has screw down crystal front, and screw down back.
Painted Metal Dial with Arabic Numerals, in what appears to be Radium painted numerals, it no longer emits any lume.
Cathedral Hands, filled with lume, possibly Radium.
Crown and Winding Stem at 3 O’clock
Back inside of screw down case has B&B (Bates & Bacon) ROYAL 20 YEARS, I take this is a gold-filled case (10KT?). The Serial Number, 6150688
The Serial Number 6150688, should date this watch to after 1948, after the company was sold to Hamilton.
Movement is Maker Marked Illinois Lady Stewart 17 Jewels. The Movement Number is 3103901 (could this be the Serial Number). The movement is Engine Turned.
This is a Lever Action Escapement Movement Correct?
Please tell me all that I missed…I am still learning! LOL!
Thanks in advance,
JohnClick on thumbnails to enlarge photos…