I have a little collection of five different private label 18s watches here from two different jewelry stores in the same small town in east central Illinois. This is my wife's home town and I would never have thought such watches would exist to say nothing of survived the years. Paris is the county seat of a farming community with a max population of 12k "back in the day".
Illinois made 1890 quanity run 100 grade 64s 15 jewel ladd hunter case 18s serial#1059997. I checked Galesburg records both families were business men in 1880's making snuff and things there are quite a few petersons named in galesbueg's r.r. museum...george