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  1. Marty W

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    #1 Marty W, Feb 22, 2017
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    Hello To You All:

    Would the movement shown here possibly be an Illinois?

    Appreciate any input.....and thanks,
    Marty
     
  2. Tom Huber

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    Looks like an ILL model 7 to me.

    tom
     
  3. NC Plumber

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    Yes, Illinois. 12 size model 3, grade 401, from around 1914. What does the dial look like ?
     
  4. Marty W

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    Hello Gents:

    Appreciate the really quick replies. I'll see if I can get a decent dial shot.

    Marty
     
  5. Jim Carroll

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    There is also another run of R T Chapman Grade 401, made in 1916. I have a record of Ser No. 2,911.475 with an estimate of 40 movements made for this Jeweller.
     
  6. Marty W

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    #6 Marty W, Feb 26, 2017
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    Gents:

    When I made the first post about I.D.'ing this movement I forgot about not asking questions about live sales and hope that did not get anyone upset. If so I offer sincere regrets.......and that was the reason that I did not follow up with pictures of the dial until the sale was history. The case appears to be 14kt gold filled for 20 years.

    Thanks again for those who assisted in the I.D.,
    Marty
     
  7. John Cote

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    Marty,

    It is a nice private label. I want to point out...not to detract from the watch...that the regulator spring seems to be missing. There are a couple of holes visible on the balance cock where it used to fit. On hole is threaded for a screw and one is for a peg which is on the bottom side of the spring.
     
  8. Marty W

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    Hello John:

    Thanks for opening my eyes about that part. Things like that happen when one's 80+ year-old eyes needs glasses but you refuse to admit to it.:(

    I picked that watch up hoping that some day I may be able to trade it for an Alabama PL.

    Marty
     

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