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by JackW
Wed Aug 15, 2018 5:41 pm
Forum: Illinois Watch Forum
Topic: Where to find a stem sleeve for an 0 size Illinois?
Replies: 4
Views: 186

Re: Where to find a stem sleeve for an 0 size Illinois?

I do have the stem for this one but it won't stay in. I sent it off to Dave Coatsworth to see if he can somehow recite some magical desert incantation that gets it to set properly. ;) I seem to have a few Illinois with a similar problem (the stem doesn't engage properly for the purpose of setting o...
by JackW
Tue Aug 14, 2018 5:53 pm
Forum: Illinois Watch Forum
Topic: Where to find a stem sleeve for an 0 size Illinois?
Replies: 4
Views: 186

Re: Where to find a stem sleeve for an 0 size Illinois?

I think for your example, the sleeve is not a part of the movement but of the case. This could be a "top-hat" style or one of the threaded type. These are the negative set types and the stem has a taper that holds it into the sleeve and engaged with the movement. Do you have the stem?
by JackW
Wed Jul 25, 2018 4:44 pm
Forum: Illinois Watch Forum
Topic: Illinois - early ww
Replies: 7
Views: 625

Re: Illinois - early ww

Only thing I can add, is the stainless steel marking in the case puts it into 1930s.
by JackW
Sat Jun 23, 2018 6:56 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: NAWCC National in York
Replies: 12
Views: 752

Re: NAWCC National in York

Sellers are less willing to haggle as well, if the payment is going to be credit card even if they take it.
by JackW
Mon Jun 18, 2018 8:13 pm
Forum: Watch and Watch parts wanted
Topic: Elgin/Waltham stem
Replies: 0
Views: 209

Elgin/Waltham stem

Need a stem for a trench watch style case; aka negative set. I've got a sleeve but the stems I have are too short or for 0s pocket watch.

Anyone got one they could spare? Willing to do cash (paypal) or some sort of trade.
by JackW
Sun Jun 03, 2018 7:45 am
Forum: Repairing, Renovating and Restoring your watch
Topic: Chronograph service?
Replies: 1
Views: 238

Re: Chronograph service?

I know a guy in Chicago. He's CW21, if that has any weight. PM me if you want contact information.
by JackW
Sun Jun 03, 2018 7:42 am
Forum: Illinois Watch Forum
Topic: Illinois ID help
Replies: 2
Views: 195

Re: Illinois ID help

The case you have is a jobber's case, from probably a decade later than your movement. (Illinois never used cases with stainless backs in that period.) To add a bit more.... The stainless steel back on the case is the dead give-away on this being later. I'd say the case is from the mid 1930s. Much ...
by JackW
Tue May 29, 2018 5:03 pm
Forum: Illinois Watch Forum
Topic: Armored case by Fahys trench watch
Replies: 9
Views: 582

Re: Armored case by Fahys trench watch

Randy, Thank you for posting the images. If only these old Illinois could speak... I wonder what story we would hear? There is a bit of a story just out of the movement and case serials... The movement is ca. 1916 per the pocketwatchdadabase.com website. Although I thought there was a better look-up...
by JackW
Fri May 25, 2018 7:02 pm
Forum: Illinois Watch Forum
Topic: Armored case by Fahys trench watch
Replies: 9
Views: 582

Re: Armored case by Fahys trench watch

Very cool!

May we see the inside of the case back and movement too?
by JackW
Sun May 20, 2018 1:19 pm
Forum: Hamilton Watch Forum
Topic: Hamiltons in the Movies
Replies: 45
Views: 8617

Re: Hamiltons in the Movies

Agree that the second watch is a Steeldon.