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    I inherited my grandfather's pocket watch. The case is an Illinois Case Co. The movment is a 3/0s size and is 7 jewles. The name Mignon is on the movement.
    Does anyone have information on this movement? Thank you.

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    Not much i can tell you other than the Mignon Watch Comp., was a brand owned by A. Huguenin & Fils, SA located in Le Locle & Bien, Switzerland thru the early 1900's. I believe Mignon watches were brought into the USA by the importer Hipp, Didisheim & Bros of New York during the late 1800's and early 1900's. With this pocket watch, my guess is that someone installed a basic 7 jewel Mignon movement in the Illinois case.

    I would suggest posting this one over at the NAWCC site where they have a number of knowledgeable pocket watch specialists.

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    Thank you for the reply. That makes sense and thanks for the info.
    Do you have an opinion as to the quality fo the Mignon watches?

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    Run of the mill, basic movements. The value in that watch would be in its gold content or if it appeals to someone.

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