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Sold Extra Fine Illinois Pocket Watch 21 Jewel Railroad Grade Sangamo Special Housed in a 10K Rose Gold Fill Crescent Case circa 1915

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Folks we are please to offer for your consideration this truly rare high grade 21 Jewel Illinois Sangamo Special circa 1915; the classic lever set Railroad Pocket Watch. The Sangamo Special was produced in limited numbers with only 12,660 in total. First produced in 1913 and the last production year was 1923 keeping demand high for this extra fine movement. This Sangamo is a size 16 measuring 2 inches in diameter, the most popular of sizes. This fine Sangamo Special Movement is housed in this beautiful triple hinged 10K Rose GF Crescent Case Company case. These antique triple-hinged cases are highly desired and now uncommon, the third hinge is for the dust cover over the movement. This fine Sangamo Special has one of the most desired configurations with this rare Sangamo Special Movement, beautiful Illinois Montgomery Double Sunk Railroad Dial and Blued Steel Spade/Whip Hands. I so hope the many pictures and extreme magnification help tell the story of this truly exceptional Illinois Pocket Watch.
This is another excellent example of the late 19th early 20th Century ingenuity that made the American Pocket Watch a worldwide standard for accuracy and beauty in timekeeping.

All Antique and Vintage Pocket Watches are cleaned, oiled and adjusted for accuracy and warranted for 1 full year from date of purchase.
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Folks we are please to offer for your consideration this truly rare high grade Illinois Sangamo Special circa 1915; the classic lever set Railroad Pocket Watch. This 21 jewel Sangamo Special was produced in limited numbers with only 12,660 in total. First produced in 1913 and the last production year was 1923 keeping demand high for this extra fine movement. This Sangamo is a size 16 measuring 2 inches in diameter, the most popular of sizes. This fine Sangamo Special Movement is housed in this beautiful triple hinged 10K Rose GF Crescent Case Company case. These antique triple-hinged cases are highly desired and now uncommon, the third hinge is for the dust cover over the movement. This fine Sangamo Special has one of the most desired configurations with this rare Sangamo Special Movement, beautiful Illinois Montgomery Double Sunk Railroad Dial and Blued Steel Spade/Whip Hands. I so hope the many pictures and extreme magnification help tell the story of this truly exceptional Illinois Pocket Watch.

This is the classic Illinois Montgomery Railroad Dial. The Montgomery Dial has each minute counted out around the raised outer circumference with every 5-minute marker highlighted in red. Then we have the stylized Arabic numerals also on the raised outer chapter. Then we have a recessed center chapter for the Illinois logo, with a recessed sub-chapter for the second hand. Truly the classic Illinois Montgomery Railroad Dial both beautiful and the height of functionality. This dial is actually made using 3 pieces of metal soldiered together, then baked with many layers of silica giving the dial the depth and that rich glass like porcelain finish. The dial does have some minor crazing but given the rarity we live with an imperfection. This fine Illinois Sangamo Special shows beautifully and is sure to be appreciated for generations to come. The Sangamo Special is again of the highest-grade movements the Illinois Watch Company manufactured. The antique movement is referred to a bridge or 3-finger movement. An interesting design where you can see most of the gears. This Sangamo Special Movement is lever set and stem wound with 21 fine Ruby Jewels. This movement is also adjusted to 6 positions and heat and cold. Then we have a high-grade micro regulator, gold balance weights, gold jewel settings raised and flush, gold center wheel and train with a steel escapement. One of the finest Railroad Pocket Watches manufactured and an extremely accurate pocket watch.

This is another excellent example of the late 19th early 20th Century ingenuity that made the American Pocket Watch a worldwide standard for accuracy and beauty in timekeeping.

All Antique and Vintage Pocket Watches are cleaned, oiled and adjusted for accuracy and warranted for 1 full year from date of purchase.

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Gender Male
Condition refurbished
Material No
MPN antique pocket watch
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