Interstate Chronometer (Illinois)

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    #1 8x57mauser, May 18, 2017
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    Last week my first child was born, a daughter. I bought this 1911 0s 15 jewel Interstate Chronometer pocket watch for her. I understand that these were made by Illinois for Sears who sold them under the name Interstate Chronometer. The case is a Plymouth General gold filled which with my reading was one of the names also used by Sears so probably original.

    it runs and keeps time, I just need to disassemble it and clean it. Its missing the crystal, is that something I will be able to find a replacement for on such a small watch?

    Best part was I only paid $45 for it.

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    Crystal should be no problem, I think. And by the way, congratulations, buy that shotgun now.
     
  3. musicguy

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    My crystal person, White's Crystals has them(makes them), and will install them.

    Nice looking watch . Oh, and congratulations too.

    Rob
     
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    Thanks! Going to try and get her hooked on watches at a young age.

    I might have this one engraved with her name, birthday, and something like daddy loves you or some such mushyness
     
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    you should



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    I see that your screen name is a rifle cartridge.
    Are you a collector?


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    I am. Primarily German and Austrian arms from 1840-1950
     
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    Be careful with some of the old glass crystals, I notice the size label is still on this, if it has the poor quality glue they used at one time, you will find when you remove that label the glass will be possibly etched from the glue.
     
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    The third picture there is with the lable removed. It came off without any issues.
     
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    excellent
     
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    Lucky you, no shadow of the label adhesive.
     
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    Congratulations on both. In about 15 years things are going to get REALLY interesting for you. :)
     
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