I recently acquired an 18s Illinois private label watch marked "The National' on both the dial and the movement. In addition the movement is marked "CHICAGO". Does anyone know what or who this refers to?
Meggers & Ehrhardt (the "Blue Book") list 2 private label Illinois 18-size watches marked The National. One is a model 3 (fifth pinion), and the other is a model 6. There may be others. Please supply the S# from the "works", (the movement), and we will be more help. The Blue Book gives no information as to The National.