September 12, 2020, 06:22Larry Helms
Illinois grade 706 model 9 dial
Does anyone know what dial(s) could be on a 1916 Illinois grade 706 model 9 17 jewel movement?
September 15, 2020, 05:26Bila Wirriganwalters
Quite possible had the mid-grade "Red Spot" dial on it Larry, I have also seen them with Factory metal dials as well. Whether the metal dials were replacements I do not know.
September 15, 2020, 07:30Dave Turner
I was investigating a similar watch yesterday and found this:Catalog
September 16, 2020, 05:21Larry Helms
Thank you Dave. I will look at it.
September 16, 2020, 05:23Larry Helms
thank you Bila. I have heard that this grade was a trolly grade and could have an electric railroad dial. Not sure though.
September 16, 2020, 08:05Bila Wirriganwalters
Yes Larry they would have passed as trolley grade but there were many more sold with standard dials then the electric railroad dials in my opinion.
I probably have had at least a 1/2 dozen or so of these over the years and all mine were either the metal or red spot dials and others I have seen were also along those lines. Although in saying this, I think it would have been up to the person doing the buying at the time of purchase