Illinois Trench watch

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Illinois Trench watch

#1 Post by trim » Mon Aug 27, 2018 2:58 pm

Hi All,

a new to me Illinois 0s trench watch - my first Illinois apart from a Burlington, so I would appreciate any feedback.

Movement dates to 1914, it is in a Philadelphia Silverode case, which IRCC Stan suggests was available in 1916.

It seems pretty untouched to me, including plum hands. It's sitting on a Sturdy bracelet - which I assume is a little later.

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Re: Illinois Trench watch

#2 Post by JackW » Mon Aug 27, 2018 7:53 pm

Nice.... Cannot tell you more then what I already did on the watch. The strap though looks to be stainless steel which as you know would likely put it into the 1930s or later.
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Re: Illinois Trench watch

#3 Post by PedroA » Tue Aug 28, 2018 12:21 pm

It's a nice watch. I used a case like this with my burlington until Fred sent to me the Nawco case. Perhaps the crown is very big and modern.

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