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    Default Interstate Chronometer (Illinois)

    Last week my first child was born, a daughter. I bought this 1911 0s 15 jewel Interstate Chronometer pocket watch for her. I understand that these were made by Illinois for Sears who sold them under the name Interstate Chronometer. The case is a Plymouth General gold filled which with my reading was one of the names also used by Sears so probably original.

    it runs and keeps time, I just need to disassemble it and clean it. Its missing the crystal, is that something I will be able to find a replacement for on such a small watch?

    Best part was I only paid $45 for it.

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    Default Re: Interstate Chronometer (Illinois)

    Crystal should be no problem, I think. And by the way, congratulations, buy that shotgun now.
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    Default Re: Interstate Chronometer (Illinois)

    missing the crystal, is that something I will be able to find a
    replacement for on such a small watch?
    My crystal person, White's Crystals has them(makes them), and will install them.

    Nice looking watch . Oh, and congratulations too.

    Rob

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    Default Re: Interstate Chronometer (Illinois) (By: musicguy)

    Thanks! Going to try and get her hooked on watches at a young age.

    I might have this one engraved with her name, birthday, and something like daddy loves you or some such mushyness

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    Default Re: Interstate Chronometer (Illinois) (By: 8x57mauser)

    I might have this one engraved with her name
    you should



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    Default Re: Interstate Chronometer (Illinois) (By: 8x57mauser)

    I see that your screen name is a rifle cartridge.
    Are you a collector?


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    Default Re: Interstate Chronometer (Illinois) (By: musicguy)

    Quote Originally Posted by musicguy View Post
    I see that your screen name is a rifle cartridge.
    Are you a collector?


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    I am. Primarily German and Austrian arms from 1840-1950

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    Default Re: Interstate Chronometer (Illinois) (By: 8x57mauser)

    Replacement crystal arrived today so all in order now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 8x57mauser View Post
    Replacement crystal arrived today so all in order now.

    Be careful with some of the old glass crystals, I notice the size label is still on this, if it has the poor quality glue they used at one time, you will find when you remove that label the glass will be possibly etched from the glue.

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    Default Re: Interstate Chronometer (Illinois) (By: Bila)

    Quote Originally Posted by Bila View Post
    Be careful with some of the old glass crystals, I notice the size label is still on this, if it has the poor quality glue they used at one time, you will find when you remove that label the glass will be possibly etched from the glue.
    The third picture there is with the lable removed. It came off without any issues.

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    Default Re: Interstate Chronometer (Illinois) (By: 8x57mauser)

    excellent

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    Default Re: Interstate Chronometer (Illinois) (By: Bila)

    Lucky you, no shadow of the label adhesive.

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    Congratulations on both. In about 15 years things are going to get REALLY interesting for you.

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