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this one looks kind of neat...
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=2616441262&category=31387

I kind of question a 17J "wrist watch" being railroad approved??

Jim
 
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Illinois did more of that than most any other maker. That was probably originally private-labeled for a department store.

The original dial would have been marked a bit differently. And did you notice the marks of at least three other movements in that case?

This is another of those left-over ladies pendant movements they were still stuck with so many years later. That movement was originally designed to be an open-faced pendant watch, but in a case like you see here the seconds bit ends up oddly at the 9 position.

Illinois sold a lot of them configured loke that.

Cool looking watch but not nearly as original as the seller would have you believe.

Lindell

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