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Pocket Watches990 of 1471Edmons english fusee, circa 1813~Old mini clock / pocket watch
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Posted 6 years ago

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Neat watch I bought recently at an estate sale. Price was rite, and it was in amazing condition! I believe its from the 1920's..Made by Illinois Watch Company. It says Relgis on the face and I couldn't find any information on it.

The warranty expired 65 years ago but she still runs great!


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  1. Fishwhacker, 6 years ago
    A classic american timepiece. The warranty you refer to actually is regarding the goldfilled case as opposed to the watches movement. Case manufacturers would warrant their cases to wear for 10,15, 20, and 25 years, a timeframe in which no brassing was suppost to wear through the gold plating. A large number of these goldfilled watches that were never meant to last so long still remain in good condition today, an indiciator of the quality used.

    You have a size 12, open face, 17 jewled movement watch. This would have been a very common movement for the period, and while a good timekeeper, is nothing special. Your watch was almost certainly made between 1920 and 1925. I'm not sure what you paid, but ebay has hundreds of similar examples offered, generally for around $100.

    Thanks for sharing and hopefully this is the start of a great watch collection
  2. Fishwhacker, 6 years ago
    The dial on this watch is great! Best feature.
  3. pw-collector pw-collector, 6 years ago
    This is what I found searching a Illinois data base. (Different databases will vary)
    Grade: 4050
    Movement Serial Number:4074842
    Estimated Production Year: 1922
    Run Quantity: 2000
    Size: 12s
    Jewels: 17j
    Movement Configuration: Openface
    Movement Finish: Nickel
    Model: 3
    Movement Setting: Pendant
    Plate: Bridge Plate
    Barrel: Going
    Adjusted: Yes
    Adjusted to Positions: 3
    Railroad Grade: No
    Notes: Plymouth Watch Company Center Bridge Plate Design.
    Thanks for sharing it,
  4. pw-collector pw-collector, 6 years ago
    Should be Grade 405
    Sorry, the 0 should not be on the end.

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