Here is a beat down 17j Illinois I picked up for the princely sum of 45.00.
The dial is a rare Illinois rr special biggest size.
Home Made bow.
Somehow, I don't think the 20 year guarantee is still good. :-)
It keeps fantastic time. I'll still have it cleaned and oiled, but the movement is looking good.
Info gleaned from another forum- It is a 18 size grade 69 model 6, lever set 17j made in 1915. It was a good seller for Illinois, with 119387 watches made in 271 production runs between 1900 and 1919.
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That certainly has been "Loved!"
The great thing about the old PW's is many are running strong even today...
I am not surprised at all this is still going strong.
There are a ton of mint dials out there available on ebay and you
can probably get a clean replacement one cheap.
Thanks for sharing it with the gang!
ps.. the warranty is expired!
Figure I'll post up my great grandfather's 1918 Gruen Verithin. He got it as an 18th birthday present. I believe it has the Gruen V4 movement.
And here's New York Standard I picked up very cheaply. It doesn't run, but I plan to fix that someday. It has the New York Standard 1571 movement.
This is not a high value peice from a dollar perspective, but it means a lot to me. My grandfather was a coal miner from Scranton PA. My mother got this watch when he died of lung cancer and it was passed to me when she died a few years ago. It was my first mechanical watch and I lost the minute hand literally trying to see what made it tick. Fortunately I did not do any other damage t it and now know better... Here's what I know...
"Perfection" NY standard watch gold filled 25 years so (I just learned) it probably dates from the early 20's Hunter case and a nice clean movement...It appears to be just a step above the dollar watches from that time. If anyone has any other info I would love to learn more about this watch.
here are the pics...
Thanks for lookin'!
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