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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?


    Rob

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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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