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    Pawn Shop Illinois PW

    Here is a beat down 17j Illinois I picked up yesterday for the princely sum of 45.00.



    Is this an original "Montgomery" type dial, cracked and chipped. Could this dial be circa 1915?





    Home Made bow.



    Somehow, I don't think the 20 year guarantee is still good.





    Wound it yesterday and it keeps fantastic time. I'll still have it cleaned and oiled, but the movement is looking good.





    Thanks for looking.

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    Re: Pawn Shop Illinois PW

    It has certainly seen long service. 1915 seems right.
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    Re: Pawn Shop Illinois PW

    Really nice to see a greatly appreciated watch by one or many users. The dial is a rare Illinois rr special biggest size. The watch is same as rr but unadjusted. One of the 3 hands is probably original. A fine example proving the durability of a well made delicate mechanism by the fine Illinois Watch Co. There are many little used ones, but most of the well used and appreciated are long gone.

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    Re: Pawn Shop Illinois PW

    Thanks for the good info, y'all.

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    Re: Pawn Shop Illinois PW

    A bit more information about your watch: It is a 18 size grade 69 model 6, lever set 17j made in 1915. It was a good seller for Illinois, with 119387 watches made in 271 production runs between 1900 and 1919.
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