Description

Illinois Grade 127
Marquis Aristocrat
Manufacturer: Illinois
Manufacturer Location: Springfield, Illinois
Movement Serial Number: 4974961
Grade: 127
Model: 3
Estimated Production Year: 1927
Run Quantity: 1,400
Total Production: 26,000
Size: 12s
Jewels: 17j
Jewel Setting: Raised Gold Settings (Screw-Set)
Movement Configuration: Open face
Movement Finish: Nickel
Movement Setting: Pendant
Plate: Bridge Plate
Bridge Type: Center
Double Roller: Yes
Barrel: Going
Regulator: Reed
Adjusted: Yes
Adjusted to Temperature: Yes
Railroad Grade: No

Illinois Grade 127 Gentleman’s Dress Pocket Watch of the Day

In 1927, Charles Lindberg made the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in the Spirit of St. Louis. That same year, the Illinois Watch Company produced this Illinois Grade 127, size 12, gentleman’s dress pocket watch, another example of American prestige, ingenuity, and style.

This Illinois remains as it was: an accurate and dependable timepiece. The wonderfully patina’d dial, fancy indices, and custom-blued hands (prized by collectors) was crafted in the bold Art Deco style of the day.

Thanks to a 17-jewel Grade 127 Model 3 movement, this Illinois remains as it was: an accurate, dependable timepiece. Its engine boasts a double roller escapement, sapphire pallets and jewel pins, a gold bevel and polished center wheel, a micrometrical screw regulator, and polished winding wheels.

The Art Deco Sangamo steel case compliments the watch perfectly. If you’re looking for a perfect piece of horological history that wears its age with dignity and pride, look no further.

$775

1 in stock

DETAILS

Overall Condition: Very good
Case: Sangamo – excellent
Dial: Metal – showing patina
Movement: Excellent

Warranty: Full one-year warranty.
Service: All our treasured timepieces are completely disassembled, expertly cleaned, and oiled using the finest quality watch oil and gear grease and adjusted for accuracy.
Included with all orders: quality gift box, velvet pouch, tarnish-free paper, display stand (pictured), and polishing cloth
Orders under: $2,500 are shipped USPS Priority Mail with signature confirmation.
Orders over: $2,500 are shipped FedEx Overnight with signature confirmation.

Description

Illinois Grade 127
Marquis Aristocrat
Manufacturer: Illinois
Manufacturer Location: Springfield, Illinois
Movement Serial Number: 4974961
Grade: 127
Model: 3
Estimated Production Year: 1927
Run Quantity: 1,400
Total Production: 26,000
Size: 12s
Jewels: 17j
Jewel Setting: Raised Gold Settings (Screw-Set)
Movement Configuration: Open face
Movement Finish: Nickel
Movement Setting: Pendant
Plate: Bridge Plate
Bridge Type: Center
Double Roller: Yes
Barrel: Going
Regulator: Reed
Adjusted: Yes
Adjusted to Temperature: Yes
Railroad Grade: No