Illinois private-labels

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I don't think I've posted these before. I have five different 18s Model 1, 2, and/or 3 in various grades. All of them have Illinois dials, and I don't know anything about the history of the movement markings - I bought them because they had a characteristic that I liked):

1. Thos. Stephenson (M1 Miller #6208 - Early Private Label))
2. Chieftain (M1 Columbia #198604 - Cool Gilt Dmsk)
3. The Hub (M3 103 #203487 - Cool Nickle Dmsk, Jeweled Fifth Pinion)
4. Lightning Express (M2 Currier #306760 - Like the Name "Lightning Express!)
5. Queen (M1 Currier #359623 - "Killer Queen" Movement)

a Thom. Stephenson Miller M1 6208 (M).jpg a Thom. Stephenson Miller M1 6208 (D).jpg

b Chieftain Columbia M1 198604 (M).jpg b Chieftain Columbia M1 198604 (D).jpg

c The Hub G103 M3 203487 (M).jpg c The Hub G103 M3 203487 (D).jpg

d Lighting Express Currier M2 306760 (M).jpg d Lighting Express Currier M2 306760 (D).jpg

e Queen Currier M1 359623 (M).jpg e Queen Currier M1 359623 (D).jpg

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Illinois Watch Company, Model ,5 Grade 172, Size 16s, 11 jewels, nickel finish, Openface configuration, Production Year 1907, Run Quantity 600,

Arthur Harold Eaton, Born 1878 in Nova Scotia, Canda. Moved to Collinsville, Conn in 1889 with his family. 1900 Census has him operating a Jewelry store in Collinsville. In 1923 his jewelry store had become an antique rehab/sales store specializing in brass fixtures which was open until his death in May of 1953. The 1940 A H Eaton Movement of Illinois Watch.JPG Illinois Watch Company Watch Face.JPG census listed him as being a machinist at a local factory.
 

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H. M. JACOBSON & SON PHILADELPHIA grade 64 17j 18 size Model 6 circa 1899

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Rick Hufnagel

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14s Model 2, grade 120
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That green spot is not there in real life, not sure why my picture looks that way
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Dial signed for Wm. Hiles of Sioux City, Iowa
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William Hiles born in Frankfurt Am Main, Germany on July 31 1842 and died in Sioux City Iowa Jan 29, 1919

Described as a pioneer resident and jeweler, he landed in New York in 1859. From there he moved to Omaha Nebraska and then Sioux City Iowa in 1869.

His first address was 319 Pearl Street, located in the "old clock tower building". This is an illustration of that building in "Sioux City Illustrated and Published" courtesy of google books, and dates to 1886.
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Later he moved to 617 Fourth st.

I like 14s watches and, unless it's a Waltham, they are not very easy to find in good shape and cased. This one runs great, and as arrived timed at +14sec a day. It lives in a pretty decent J. Boss case. The Illinois 14s has been on my radar for some time, and it's great to find a nice private label. Maybe find that keywinder some day?? Haha.
 

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