Antique Illinois Pocket Watch The Gentleman’s Dress Watch of the Day

In 1927, the Hamilton Watch Company bought the Illinois watch company. Ten years before the corporate takeover, this wonderful size 16 Illinois gentlemen’s dress pocket watch rolled off their assembly line – a fine example of the Springfield-based company’s technological prowess and craftsmanship.

The unorthodox placement of the sub-seconds dial and the use of metal for the dial reflects the spirit of the time, when the Art Deco movement challenged mass market manufacturers to experiment with bold shapes and new materials.

Blued steel Breguet hands – prized by collectors – circumnavigate a flawless dial whose numbers are as legible as they are whimsical. Adorned with Geneva stripes, the Grade 305 movement remains faithful to the brand’s storied past and sterling reputation for accuracy and dependability

If you’re looking for a stylish pocket watch housed in an elegant, un-monogrammed Defiant case, I defy you to find a more perfectly preserved and practical piece.

All our treasured timepieces are completely disassembled, ultrasonically cleaned and oiled using the finest quality watch oil and gear grease, adjusted for accuracy.

Full one year warranty.




Manufacturer: Illinois
Manufacturer Location: Springfield, Illinois
Movement Serial Number: 3267310
Grade: 305
Model: 6
Estimated Production Year: 1917
Run Quantity: 600
Total Production: 18,770
Size: 16s
Jewels: 17j
Movement Configuration: Open face
Movement Finish: Nickel
Movement Setting: Pendant
Plate: Bridge Plate
Bridge Type: False Center
Adjusted: Yes
Adjusted to Temperature: Yes
Railroad Grade: No