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    Default Vintage Illinois Spotlight-- Beau Brummel

    The 1928 Illinois Beau Brummel...

    First of all, there are several "Beau" Illinois:
    Beau Brummel
    Beau Royal and
    Beau Brummel/Viking
    Beau Monde/Beau Geste (Thanks Rick!)

    I will get into them one Spotlight at a time...

    Fred Friedberg simplifies this by stating:

    "Regardless of the Bezel Engraving (Beau Brummel/Royal)
    If the watch has 17, 19, or 21 jewels (sub 6 or 9)
    Then is was called a Beau Brummel.
    A 15 Jeweled movement... A Beau Royal."

    Here are 3 examples of the Beau Brummel...

    All of them have the very cool
    "Southwestern Indian Motif" Bezel

    They also came in a "Rope-like pattern"
    and Plain Bezel Variations



    Here is a
    White Gold filled
    Yellow Gold Filled and
    2 Tone Y/W Gold filled



    The White gold filled has a rarely seen custom dial "Supreme"



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    Back:




    More beauty shots:





    FF Notes:
    Time Period- Deco

    Rarity: 2/6 to 5/6
    Price when New:
    $35 15J
    $60 19J
    $69.75 21J

    Price Today:
    $200 to $4500

    Case: Fahys
    Case # Special Model C



    A nice vintage Bracelet on the Yellow Gold:



    Oh boy... a 21J "Motor Barrel"





    Dimentions:
    38 X 28mm



    RJ007 Notes:
    A must have for the serious Illinois Collector
    They are subject to case wear @ edges, look carefully before buying.
    They are out there, pick one carefully, don't rush.
    They look very cool on the wrist, especially with this Bezel!
    With the Enamel filled in...WOW!

    ENJOY
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    My favorite publication ("The Daily G" I call it)

    Super Illinois watches there Greg. Thank you for all the information!

    *edit* I can't stop looking at the SUPREME white gold one. Really nice!
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    Beau... you Geste!

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    Quote Originally Posted by HamiltonIllinois View Post
    Beau... you Geste!
    OH MAN!
    Fixed!
    Thanks Bud!!!
    Last edited by RJ007; 02-08-2011 at 10:46 PM.

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    Default Another Super Spotlight!

    I really enjoyed that one!

    Thanks RJ007

    The names seem hard to keep track of

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    Supreme, indeed!
    Rob


    “We do not follow maps to buried treasure and X never, ever marks the spot.” -Indiana Jones

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    Hi G,

    I'm looking in my book and I see a c. 1933 Beau Geste with an embossed bezel and an "X" on the dial. More of a crosshair type x than a font X but I'm curious if you have one? Also, what is the rarity?

    I'm really starting to see why you love Illinois so much.

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