Specifications

Manufactured by the Illinois Watch Co. – Railroad Grade: Sangamo

Manufacturer: Illinois
Manufacturer Location: Springfield, Illinois
Movement Serial Number: 1789023
Grade: Sangamo
Model: 5
Estimated Production Year: 1905
Run Quantity: 100
Total Production: 26,135
Size: 16s
Jewels: 23j
Jewel Material: Ruby
Jewel Setting: Gold Settings (Screw-Set)
Movement Configuration: Open face
Movement Finish: Nickel
Movement Setting: Lever
Plate: 3/4 Plate
Double Roller: Yes
Barrel: Going
Train Material: Gold
Regulator: Micrometric
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 with Housed in Beautiful Yellow Gold Fill Case

This Illinois Grade Sangamo Model 5 is truly a rare find. Because of this watch’s low production numbers (only 26,135 were produced) and its exquisite beauty, the demand for it remains high. This particular timepiece was produced in 1905, the same year the first train ever equipped with electric lights debuted. 

This Illinois Grade Sangamo’s high-quality 23 jewel railroad grade movement and its date of production place it in the historic heart of the American railroad’s glory days. The Sangamo movement is housed in a gorgeous B & B gold fill case and features a double-sunk enamel Montgomery dial highlighted by Illinois’s signature purple heat-treated hands. The case back features magnificent engravings featuring cross-hatching, floral, scallop, and geometric designs with an initialed cartouch. It is truly a work of art.

This turn of the century Illinois Sangamo is a highly treasured timepiece due to the combination of its rarity, beauty, and the high demand for the exceptional craftsmanship put into its design, making it a striking showpiece for collectors and railroad enthusiasts alike. 

$2,775

1 in stock

DETAILS

Overall Condition: Excellent
Case: B&B Case – Yellow gold fill – excellent
Dial: Enamel double sunk Montgomery dial – excellent
Hands: Heat treated to desired Purple – excellent
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.

Specifications

Manufactured by the Illinois Watch Co. – Railroad Grade: Sangamo

Manufacturer: Illinois
Manufacturer Location: Springfield, Illinois
Movement Serial Number: 1789023
Grade: Sangamo
Model: 5
Estimated Production Year: 1905
Run Quantity: 100
Total Production: 26,135
Size: 16s
Jewels: 23j
Jewel Material: Ruby
Jewel Setting: Gold Settings (Screw-Set)
Movement Configuration: Open face
Movement Finish: Nickel
Movement Setting: Lever
Plate: 3/4 Plate
Double Roller: Yes
Barrel: Going
Train Material: Gold
Regulator: Micrometric
Adjusted: Yes
Adjusted to Position: Yes
Adjusted # of Positions: 6
Adjusted to Temperature: Yes
Adjusted to Isochronism: Yes
Railroad Grade: Yes