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Illinois Getty Grade 178 Database "Click" to Login or Register 
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Picture of Eugene Buffard
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The Illinois Getty Grade 178 is/was a very low production Rail Road Grade pocket watch that was elusive for a long time. At the time that the Illinois watch Book by Bill Meggers/Roy Ehrhardt there was one known in existence.

Here is a photo straight out of the book.

 
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Here is the serial Number Run of the Hunter Watches.
1,365,851 - 1,365,900 Model 4 [50 movements]
1,370,201 - 1,370,300 Model 4 [100 Movements]


1,370,287 TJ
1,370,291 GB

 
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There where only 100 of the open face model.

1,365,401 - 1,365,500 Model 5 [100 in Run]

1,365,488 GB
1,365,493 GB
 
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IHC Member 1911
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Eugene
Just snagged one off internet- Ser # 1,365,492 Open face- So now I have one of each- i'll send pictures when it arrives.

Terry Jones
 
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Are any of the grade 178 marked 178 on the movement.
Tony
 
IHC Member 1911
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None are marked 178 Illinois didn’t put the grade numbers on very many watches. You will find marked “ 186 “ “ 187 “ and “ 189 “ ones occasionally. Also later some marked “ 706 “ when Hamilton took over they marked a bunch as 167 & 169. And of course the 161 and 163 BUNN specials

Terry Jones
 
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