Info on Illinois movement.

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  1. newrailway

    newrailway Registered User

    Sep 5, 2017
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    Hi again guys.

    Here's another one on the way, however I thought it strange it isn't signed at all on the back?

    And it looks similar to a Burlington special I saw as well, is it possible its the same model/grade but just decorated/signed differently?

    I searched on the pocket watch database and some movements are signed, some are not. Why is this?

    Sorry for all the questions! I love the three finger movements and would love to know more!

    Cheers,
    Michael
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  2. musicguy

    musicguy Registered User
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    Nice looking watch

    yes, it's the same grade 185 Hunter movement



    Rob
     
  3. newrailway

    newrailway Registered User

    Sep 5, 2017
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    Thanks Rob.

    I notice some are 19 jewels and mine is 17j, I suppose the 19 jewels are just up jeweled versions?
     
  4. musicguy

    musicguy Registered User
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    They made the Illinois Getty (one exposed wheel) style with different grade watches.
    From low grades to High. And different qualities in each jewel count.
    See what Fred Hansen says here

    Rob
     
  5. newrailway

    newrailway Registered User

    Sep 5, 2017
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    Thanks Rob I will have a look
     
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