Illinois grade 89

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  1. Jskirk

    Jskirk Registered User
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    I picked this one up recently. The listing had poorly lit bad pictures, I could not really see the movement clearly. But only paid 40.00 plus shipping.
    I was very surprised to see the sparkling clean 2 tone movement. It came with the yellow plastic lense, which I have taken out. The dial is in great condition.

    So where all grade 89 movements 2 tone.
    Jay

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  2. Rick Hufnagel

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    What a nice looking watch!
     
  3. Dave Coatsworth

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    Not all, but a lot were. Several different patterns, too. Get ahold of the Illinois CD and you'll be able to see examples.
     
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    Thanks Rick, the watch took off running with just a little wind. I cannot get the bezel off so I cannot set it.
     
  5. richiec

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    How badly worn is the case? Great movement.
     
  6. Jskirk

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    The GF on the back case is about gone, alot of brassing. The inside is very clean. Looks like it was someones favorite watch.
     
  7. musicguy

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    Very nice


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  8. 4mula1fan

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    Love the 89's. I think I have 5.

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    Those are nice. Are all 5 of them 2 tone and of the same pattern.
     
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    Yes, all 2 tone.
     

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