puzzling IL electric pocket watch

CentreKeystone

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After posting my presentation on Trolley watches I was shown a puzzling example. The movement is IL grade 305, 16S, pendent set, 17 jewel, adjusted., made about 1925. It is not railroad grade. The dial is silver with "ELECTRIC" at 12 ok and "RAILROAD APPROVED" at 6 ok just above the seconds dial. The text is smaller and lighter than the ILLINOIS. Meggans & Ehrhardt does not list an "Electric" model. The owner and I would appreciate any thoughts about it.

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Fred Hansen

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It’s not an original Illinois factory finished dial, but rather is an aftermarket and/or refinished piece.
 

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