Illinois private label

Eugene Stanton

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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?
 

doug sinclair

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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.
 

Eugene Stanton

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Thanks for your reply. The s# of my watch is 1216129. It does not have a fifth pinion and matches the diagram for EA 457 and is lever set.
 

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