Illinois Pocket Watch -Locomotive Special with Beautiful Two Tone Movement

Historical interest, stunning beauty and immaculate condition. This c.1912 Illinois Locomotive Special has it all.

A locomotive steams across a flawless enamel dial, surrounded by stately Roman numbers and “railroad track” indices. Elegant spade hands circumnavigate a face that’s both wonderfully nostalgic and entirely legible – one of just 300 examples made during its production run.

The words “Locomotive Special” tell it like it is. The Illinois’ high-grade movement is a two-tone work of art, boasting gold plated screws, regulator and center wheel. It beats as strongly as the day it was born, maintaining its stellar accuracy.

The Illinois pocket watch doesn’t hide its movement’s aesthetic allure. It nestles in a transparent “salesman’s case,” topped by new-old-stock beveled glass.

This is a rare opportunity to own a museum-quality pocket watch that connects early American railway development to its world-beating horology, in no uncertain terms.

All our treasured timepieces are completely disassembled, expertly cleaned and oiled using the finest quality watch oil and gear grease, and adjusted for accuracy. Full one year warranty.



Manufacturer: Illinois
Manufacturer Location: Springfield, Illinois
Movement Serial Number: 2447228
Grade: 89
Model: 6
Estimated Production Year: 1912
Run Quantity: 300
Total Production: 39,210
Size: 18s
Jewels: 17j
Movement Configuration: Open face
Movement Finish: Nickel
Movement Setting: Lever
Plate: Full Plate
Barrel: Going
Train: Fast
Adjusted: Yes
Adjusted # of Positions: 3
Adjusted to Temperature: Yes
Railroad Grade: No