Description

Manufactured by the Illinois Watch Co. – Railroad Grade Sangamo Special, Unmarked 60-Hour

Manufacturer: Illinois
Manufacturer Location: Springfield, Illinois
Movement Serial Number: 4556641
Grade: Sangamo Special
Model: 13
Estimated Production Year: 1925
Run Quantity: 1,000
Total Production: 11,200
Size: 17s
Jewels: 23j
Jewel Material: Ruby & Sapphire
Jewel Setting: Raised Gold Settings (Screw-Set)
Movement Configuration: Open face
Movement Finish: Nickel
Movement Setting: Lever
Plate: Bridge Plate
Bridge Type: False Center
Double Roller: Yes
Barrel: 60-Hr. Motor
Train Material: Gold
Center Wheel Material: Gold
Hairspring: Breguet
Pallet Jewel Material: Ruby
Adjusted: Yes
Adjusted to Position: Yes
Adjusted # of Positions: 6
Adjusted to Temperature: Yes
Adjusted to Isochronism: Yes
Railroad Grade: Yes

Rare Illinois Railroad Grade Sangamo Special with 23 Jewels Housed in Wadsworth 14K GF Case

In the midst of the roaring twenties the Illinois Watch Co. produced this gorgeous Illinois Grade Sangamo Special Model 13 in 1925. It is one of 11,200 produced, placing this watch among the rarest in the world. One of the more unusual and thus highly collectible features of this timepiece is it’s size 17 case.

This watch is a collector’s dream. It features the Sangamo Special movement made of the highest grade materials and craftsmanship with 23 jewels. The movement is housed in a size 17 Wadsworth 14K white gold fill case, and is faced with a desirable Montgomery dial, highlighted by all original diamond hands.

The case has some honest wear typically associated with a watch that rather than sitting on a shelf was out and about in the world of the early to mid-twentieth century. That it has survived in this condition speaks volumes to the care and appreciation this watch has experienced for nearly 100 years.

If you’re looking for a monument to the railroad timepieces of the 1920’s to add to your collection, or maybe start a family heirloom tradition or a watch with a track record of standing up to daily wear this Sangamo Special is an ideal candidate.

$1,975

1 in stock

DETAILS

Overall Condition: Excellent
Case: Wadsworth 14K White Gold Fill – honest wear – very good
Dial: Enamel double sunk Montgomery dial – excellent
Hands: Heat treated Blues steel – very good
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

Manufactured by the Illinois Watch Co. – Railroad Grade Sangamo Special, Unmarked 60-Hour

Manufacturer: Illinois
Manufacturer Location: Springfield, Illinois
Movement Serial Number: 4556641
Grade: Sangamo Special
Model: 13
Estimated Production Year: 1925
Run Quantity: 1,000
Total Production: 11,200
Size: 17s
Jewels: 23j
Jewel Material: Ruby & Sapphire
Jewel Setting: Raised Gold Settings (Screw-Set)
Movement Configuration: Open face
Movement Finish: Nickel
Movement Setting: Lever
Plate: Bridge Plate
Bridge Type: False Center
Double Roller: Yes
Barrel: 60-Hr. Motor
Train Material: Gold
Center Wheel Material: Gold
Hairspring: Breguet
Pallet Jewel Material: Ruby
Adjusted: Yes
Adjusted to Position: Yes
Adjusted # of Positions: 6
Adjusted to Temperature: Yes
Adjusted to Isochronism: Yes
Railroad Grade: Yes