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WNS-ATQ-1007 - Illinois - 15J -Side Ways - Dial Close Up View

Description/Comments: AA scarce Side-Ways Transitional Wristwatch (crown at the 12 o'clock position.) In all around original condition, running fine and keeping good time. (A true affordable collectors piece.)

Case: 27 mm diameter - Gold Plated Bezel - Crown at the 12 o'clock position

Dial: All Original Condition - Bone White Background, marked Illinois with a 60 seconds Sub-Dial at the 6 o'clock position. The minute and hour hands are an Antique Style and gun metal black (plum) color.

Band: Combination - Stretch and Solid Links

Movement: 15 Jewels Mechanical Wind, S/N: 3408386 (Circa 1919)

Item ID: WNS-ATQ-1007

Manufacturer's History: Illinois wristwatches are by far the most coveted amongst collectors due to their low production numbers, high quality movements and innovative designs (primarily Art Deco era designs.) The Illinois Watch Company was established in 1869 in Springfield, Illinois. The company was sold to Hamilton in 1927 and Illinois watches were still produced in the Springfield plant until 1932. After 1932 Hamilton continued to manufacture Illinois watches in their factory until 1939.

Illinois Watch Company - Scarce SIDE-WAYs Transitional Wristwatch - with a High Quality 15 Jewels Mechanical Wind Movement (circa 1919)

WNS-ATQ-1007 - Illinois - 15J -Side Ways - Full Front View

WNS-ATQ-1007 - Illinois - 15J -Side Ways - Left Front View

WNS-ATQ-1007 - Illinois - 15J -Side Ways - Right Front View