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Fred:Thanks Kent ... did you note if it was a 17 or 21 jewel?
I have a 17j 16s coming in the mail. I paid for it Thanksgiving Day and am hoping that it gets in the mail Monday. I hate waiting...The Illinois Central is quite common in size 12 grades, I can only give estimates from the info I have.
17 jewels Grade 127…estimate 300 bright lined movement.
21 jewels Grade 274…estimate 4,500 rayed pattern
21 jewels Grade 279 ...estimate 1,100 rayed pattern, this includes 700 from Grade 121
17 jewels Grade 404…estimate 4,350 sunburst with tutoned wavy lined center.
17 jewels Grade 405…estimate 6,100 sunburst with tutoned wavy lined center
I have about 120 of the 16 size Illinois Centrals recorded and from this could identify most of the runs that they were produced in. But some of these runs contain mixed production of other private-labels or factory marked watches, so it would take some guesswork/estimation to decide where the IL Centrals begin and end within the run.Do we have similar statistics for the 16s Illinois Centrals?