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Illinois Beau Brummel Sangamo Clock "Click" to Login or Register 
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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.

 
Posts: 3323 | Location: Illinois in the USA | Registered: July 06, 2010
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I'll get some better photos up in a few days.

 
Posts: 3323 | Location: Illinois in the USA | Registered: July 06, 2010
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Last one says Property of Illinois Watch co.

 
Posts: 3323 | Location: Illinois in the USA | Registered: July 06, 2010
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I got it apart Now I need to find a mainspring. Imagine that the crown unscrews to open the clock up.
 
Posts: 3323 | Location: Illinois in the USA | Registered: July 06, 2010
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Eugene,

That is one cool item! Thanks for sharing.

John III
 
Posts: 1752 | Location: Colorado in the USA | Registered: October 17, 2005
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Makes me sick with wanton desire LOL Frown Darn that's a beauty!!! Big Grin
 
Posts: 1746 | Location: Aylmer, Ontario in Canada | Registered: December 15, 2009
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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."

 
Posts: 3323 | Location: Illinois in the USA | Registered: July 06, 2010
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Les has overhauled My Illinois Advertising Clock here is a U-Tube link .

CLICK FOR: Illinois Watch Company, Display Watch by Sangamo Electric Co
 
Posts: 3323 | Location: Illinois in the USA | Registered: July 06, 2010
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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
 
Posts: 1752 | Location: Colorado in the USA | Registered: October 17, 2005
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I finally got it done.

 
Posts: 3323 | Location: Illinois in the USA | Registered: July 06, 2010
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Black Leather Band Brings out the hands color.

 
Posts: 3323 | Location: Illinois in the USA | Registered: July 06, 2010
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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.

 
Posts: 3323 | Location: Illinois in the USA | Registered: July 06, 2010
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If any one has a original photos of this being displayed I would love to see them.

 
Posts: 3323 | Location: Illinois in the USA | Registered: July 06, 2010
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very very nice Sir !!!!! Big Grin
 
Posts: 1746 | Location: Aylmer, Ontario in Canada | Registered: December 15, 2009
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Eugene, I've never seen one of those before. That's a great item.
 
Posts: 1857 | Location: Epsom, New Hampshire USA | Registered: December 14, 2002
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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
 
Posts: 141 | Location: Michigan in the USA | Registered: October 13, 2005
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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.
 
Posts: 3323 | Location: Illinois in the USA | Registered: July 06, 2010
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Here is a photo of Big tick. I do not own this one.

 
Posts: 3323 | Location: Illinois in the USA | Registered: July 06, 2010
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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.

 
Posts: 3323 | Location: Illinois in the USA | Registered: July 06, 2010
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There is a photo of the Beau Brummel clock in Fred Friedberg's terrific book on Illinois wristwatches.


Rick
 
Posts: 141 | Location: Michigan in the USA | Registered: October 13, 2005
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Eugene,

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

Regards,

Rick
rv78@hotmail.com
 
Posts: 141 | Location: Michigan in the USA | Registered: October 13, 2005
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I just listed this on flee bay.

Don't faint when you see the price.
 
Posts: 3323 | Location: Illinois in the USA | Registered: July 06, 2010
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Posts: 3323 | Location: Illinois in the USA | Registered: July 06, 2010
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Gene, I didn't faint, but I did blink a couple times, best of luck to you.

Gary
 
Posts: 1012 | Location: Western Pennsylvania in the USA | Registered: February 17, 2007
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Holy cow!
 
Posts: 357 | Location: Illinois in the USA | Registered: November 17, 2011
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You can never go up in price but you can always come down
 
Posts: 3323 | Location: Illinois in the USA | Registered: July 06, 2010
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Wow, that's an eye opener. Good luck hope you do well. Mick
 
Posts: 8 | Location: New York in the USA | Registered: May 02, 2013
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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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Posts: 2987 | Location: Ramsey, Illinois in the USA | Registered: December 15, 2008
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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
 
Posts: 1978 | Location: Wilson, North Carolina in the USA | Registered: November 15, 2011
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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 !
 
Posts: 1574 | Location: Maryland in the USA | Registered: June 04, 2015
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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.
 
Posts: 3850 | Location: Georgia in the USA | Registered: September 22, 2011
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