Illinois Lincoln

Antique Illinois Lincoln Movement Custom Wristwatch

$3,000.00
  • Antique Illinois Lincoln Movement Custom Wristwatch

Illinois Lincoln

Antique Illinois Lincoln Movement Custom Wristwatch

$3,000.00

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This is an Antique Pocket-watch movement from Illinois Lincoln adapted to a Swiss Made case.

This watch has a beautiful manual movement which can be viewed on a saphire caseback.

This is an antique pocketwatch watch that has been serviced, restored and overhauled and cased in a new Swiss Made case featuring an authentic movement.

Overall Condition: Unworn

Case Size: 44mm

Case Metal: Stainless Steel

Case Holes: No

Glass: Sapphire Crystal

Movement:

Dial: White

Bracelet Condition: 100%

Clasp Type: Buckle

Papers Included: No

Box Included: No

As per Wikipedia:

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".

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.

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, Major, Marquis, Chieftain, Ritz, New Yorker and Manhattan (the New Yorker came with a leather strap, the Manhattan with a metal one), Jolly Roger, Viking, Wembley/Medalist, Speedway, Guardsman, Trophy/Westchester, 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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Like New

This is an Antique Pocket-watch movement from Illinois Lincoln adapted to a Swiss Made case.

This watch has a beautiful manual movement which can be viewed on a saphire caseback.

This is an antique pocketwatch watch that has been serviced, restored and overhauled and cased in a new Swiss Made case featuring an authentic movement.

Overall Condition: Unworn

Case Size: 44mm

Case Metal: Stainless Steel

Case Holes: No

Glass: Sapphire Crystal

Movement:

Dial: White

Bracelet Condition: 100%

Clasp Type: Buckle

Papers Included: No

Box Included: No

As per Wikipedia:

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".

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.

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, Major, Marquis, Chieftain, Ritz, New Yorker and Manhattan (the New Yorker came with a leather strap, the Manhattan with a metal one), Jolly Roger, Viking, Wembley/Medalist, Speedway, Guardsman, Trophy/Westchester, 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.