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Date/Report Number …..032613.FN21HY.04 Item:  ILLINOIS SPRINGFIELD GOLD FILLED SUB SECOND
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Description of item: VINTAGE 1928 [SERIAL # 5080809] ILLINOIS SPRINGFIELD GOLD FILLED SUB SECOND @ 9 WITH ILLINOIS SPRINGFIELD 15 JEWEL SUB SECONDS AT NINE ROSE GOLD TRAIN GOLD JEWEL CAPS MANUAL WIND MOVEMENT 27.5 X 34 MM W/O CROWN WITH ITALIAN HAND MADE HAVANA COLOR OSTRICH HIDE WATCH STRAP WITH GOLD PLATE OVER STAINLESS STEEL DUAL BUTTON QUICK CHANGE DEPLOYMENT BUCKLE

.Estimated Retail Replacement Value $799.00


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NEAR
MINT CONDITION
SERVICED RESTORED OVERHAULED

1928
[SERIAL # 5080809]
ILLINOIS
SPRINGFIELD
GOLD FILLED
SUB SECOND
@ 9

WITH
ILLINOIS
SPRINGFIELD
15 JEWEL
SUB SECONDS AT NINE
ROSE GOLD TRAIN
GOLD JEWEL CAPS
MANUAL WIND
MOVEMENT

27.5 X 34 MM
W/O CROWN

WITH

ITALIAN HAND MADE
HAVANA COLOR
OSTRICH HIDE
WATCH STRAP
WITH

GOLD PLATE
OVER
STAINLESS STEEL
DUAL BUTTON
QUICK CHANGE
DEPLOYMENT BUCKLE

The Illinois Watch Company was founded on December 23, 1870, in Springfield, Illinois by John C. Adams, John Whitfield Bunn (1831–1920) and various additional financiers. Twenty years later, Jacob Bunn, Jr. (1864–1926) took over and ran the company until his death in 1926. The Bunn family surname was used in their most famous railroad watch, the Illinois "Bunn Special".

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.The Illinois Watch Company had four basic "periods" of wrist watch production. The first period was from the 1910s to the early 1920s, during which most wrist watches were converted pocketwatch movements. Gent's military and military-style specimens were made, often featuring porcelain dials.

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The second period—from the early to mid 1920s—included movements and dials which were sold to be cased by individual jewelers. These were mostly small 6/0-size movements with 6:00 or 9:00 subsidiary seconds. Some were also cased at the factory using generic cases from a variety of sources. Some of the better-known models from that latter category include the Square, Canby, Square Cut Corner, Cushion, and Whippet.

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In the late 1920s, shortly before the Hamilton Watch Company took over, Illinois began commissioning its own unique wrist watch cases. The company cased and boxed its watches at the factory, marking the beginning of what many collectors consider the company's golden era, during which the finest watches were made. Models include the Picadilly, Marquis, Chieftain, Ritz, New Yorker and Manhattan (the New Yorker came with a leather strap, the Manhattan with a metal one), the Beau series (Beau Monde, Beau Geste, Beau Brummel, and Beau Royale), the Mate, and the top of the line 14-karat solid gold Consul. Many collectors consider The Consul to be the finest American wrist watch ever made—examples with original silver pinstripe dials, starburst dials, and with a small second hand are especially desired. Some of these art deco models also came in 2-tone gold (white gold sections along with yellow or green gold) which are also very desired and rare.

 

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LET US KNOW
IF YOU WANT ORIGINAL
GOLD OR
UPDATED RED
SWEEPS SECONDS HAND



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THESE 85+ YEAR OLD
HANDS ARE ORIGINAL


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DIAL WAS RESTORED
TO EXACT SPECS
INCLUDING COLOR
FONT STYLE
SUB-DIAL DETAILS
AND
BUTLER RING

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THE CRYSTAL IS A THICK
ORIGINAL MINERAL GLASS

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WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME
YOU SAW AN 82 YEAR OLD
WRIST WATCH
LOOKING LIKE IT WAS
FACTORY FRESH

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BUFFED BY HAND

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CASE FINISH IS
SMOOTH AS SILK

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SIGNED
GENUINE OSTRICH
HAND MADE

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HERE IS A GREAT SHOT OF
THE OSTRICH STRAP


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THIS STRAP IS FIRST CLASS
THE COLOR IS
HAVANA CUBA
INSPIRED

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TOP GRADE
HAND MADE & STITCHED
OLD WORLD STYLE
AFRICAN OSTRICH

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AWESOME
DUAL BUTTON
GOLD OVER STAINLESS
QUICK CHANGE
DEPLOYMENT BUCKLE

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WHAT AN ENSEMBLE

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CASE IS IN EXCELLENT CONDITION
NO WEAR OF GOLD ON EDGES OR CREASES
SNAP ON CASE BACK IS ALSO FANTASTIC

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I CANNOT FIND ANY WEAR!
CASE BACK
BEZEL
&
CASE
WERE IN EXCELLENT CONDITION


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COMPLETE OVERHAUL & RESTORATION

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SIGNED
KEYSTONE
LOGO
VICTORY
10K
ROLLED GOLD PLATE

A PLATE OF GOLD BONDED TO  BASE METAL THEN PLACED IN ROLLING MILL
ROLLED TO THICKNESS  THEN CASE PARTS STAMPED OUT. SO STILL HAS A THICK GOLD PLATE!

CASE NUMBER
4527084

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ILLINOIS WATCH CO.
SPRINGFIELD
809
2nd MOD

SIMILAR TO ILLINOIS 403
[THE 403 IS 39MM]

BEFORE OVERHAUL
SERIAL # 5080809
1928

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AFTER OVERHAUL

Features
STEM WIND & SET
SUB SECOND @ 9
GOLD JEWEL CAPS
PINK GOLD TRAIN
[COPPER LOOKING WHEELS]

Data
6 SIZE
15 JEWELS
f = 18000 A/h
POWER RESERVE 38h



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CONDITION
- EXCELLENT- 
WATCH WINDS SETS & KEEPS TIME
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