Internet Horology Club 185
Illinois Beau Brummel Sangamo Clock

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November 21, 2010, 21:04
Eugene Buffard
Illinois Beau Brummel Sangamo Clock
This is a Illinois watch display that I picked up today at the local Fleamarket.

It is an Illinois wristwatch that looks like a Marquis, I payed good money for it. I have not had any time to research it. It is marked display #6 I would like to know how many of these produced. It has a Sangamo electric clock inside not working. If any one owns one and knows how to open it let me know.


November 21, 2010, 21:05
Eugene Buffard
I'll get some better photos up in a few days.


November 21, 2010, 21:06
Eugene Buffard
Last one says Property of Illinois Watch co.


November 24, 2010, 22:20
Eugene Buffard
I got it apart Now I need to find a mainspring. Imagine that the crown unscrews to open the clock up.
November 25, 2010, 13:54
John J. Flahive III
Eugene,

That is one cool item! Thanks for sharing.

John III
November 25, 2010, 15:50
Tom Brunton
Makes me sick with wanton desire LOL Frown Darn that's a beauty!!! Big Grin
November 25, 2010, 16:19
Eugene Buffard
Here is a close up of the tag.
It is marked DISPLAY WATCH NO. 6

A local Sangamo Collector in my area Les McAlister responded to an email I sent him.

"CONGRATULATIONS!!! Sangamo made both a wristwatch and pocket watch version for the Illinois watch company, which were never sold, but traveled from Jewelry store to Jewelery store.

You came to the right place, as I have had Sangamo mainsprings reproduced and have a ready supply."


January 01, 2011, 22:14
Eugene Buffard
Les has overhauled My Illinois Advertising Clock here is a U-Tube link .

CLICK FOR: Illinois Watch Company, Display Watch by Sangamo Electric Co
January 02, 2011, 11:11
John J. Flahive III
Thanks for sharing the link Eugene. Les did a very thorough and professional job. You have an neat and historical clock that you can be proud of.

John III
March 27, 2011, 14:12
Eugene Buffard
I finally got it done.


March 27, 2011, 14:12
Eugene Buffard
Black Leather Band Brings out the hands color.


March 27, 2011, 14:12
Eugene Buffard
They where original on a board that tilted back. I have a copy of an original printing in a book that show's it displayed this way.


March 27, 2011, 14:13
Eugene Buffard
If any one has a original photos of this being displayed I would love to see them.


March 27, 2011, 14:42
Tom Brunton
very very nice Sir !!!!! Big Grin
March 29, 2011, 11:28
Brian C.
Eugene, I've never seen one of those before. That's a great item.


pwpartsetc@pwatch.com
March 31, 2011, 22:17
Rick Vess
Actually, I have seen one of these clocks before. And, by the way, it is not a Marquis. It is a Illinois Beau Brummel clock. Smile


Rick
April 02, 2011, 10:22
Eugene Buffard
This is #6 of who knows how many. Any Info would be appreciated. Thanks for the info that it is a Beau Brummel not a Marquis. Rick

Yes you are correct it is a Sangamo Clock that was a display/ advertising piece for the Illinois Watch co.

There were actually 2 models [Big Tick] that look like a pocket watch.

And little tick that looks like mine.
April 02, 2011, 20:47
Eugene Buffard
Here is a photo of Big tick. I do not own this one.


April 02, 2011, 20:55
Eugene Buffard
Here are 2 more Illinois watch displays from the illinois Watch co. I do not own these two. So the big question is how many where made.


April 07, 2011, 22:53
Rick Vess
There is a photo of the Beau Brummel clock in Fred Friedberg's terrific book on Illinois wristwatches.


Rick
May 14, 2011, 21:10
Rick Vess
Eugene,

If you ever decide to sell it, please let me know.

Regards,

Rick
rv78@hotmail.com
December 07, 2017, 21:56
Eugene Buffard
I just listed this on flee bay.

Don't faint when you see the price.
December 07, 2017, 22:14
Eugene Buffard
Link
December 07, 2017, 22:54
Gary E. Foster
Gene, I didn't faint, but I did blink a couple times, best of luck to you.

Gary
December 07, 2017, 23:26
Douglas D. Weaver
Holy cow!
December 08, 2017, 07:33
Eugene Buffard
You can never go up in price but you can always come down
December 08, 2017, 10:03
Mick David Barbato
Wow, that's an eye opener. Good luck hope you do well. Mick
December 08, 2017, 18:04
Tom Dunn
Gene; I dont know but I THINK ebay does not have a link to ask questions anymore...if they do and have moved it someone please tell me where it is

I would go ahgead and list your phone number, they dont seem to have a problem with that then maybe an interested buyer will call?


Tom Dunn...
TIME MACHINE
www.myrailroadwatch.com
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December 08, 2017, 20:12
Dave Turner
I discovered this too, (about ebay). If you click on the seller's username it will take you to his profile page where you can click on contact.


Dave Turner
December 08, 2017, 20:23
Kevin Hoffman
Wow , I would love the pocket watch ! You can still contact the buyer on ebay , the phone number may be harder -i think ebay wants to know every word said . What a unique piece , I think I would "make my own" if it came down to it , some styrofoam and fibre-glass and anything you can think up can be made !
December 08, 2017, 21:57
Harry J. Hyaduck Sr.
All you have to do is go to the upper right had corner where the user name is and listed about 3 or 4 lines bellow that is a link to contact the seller.