Illinois Advertisement -Manhattan, Chieftain, Consul, & More

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Illinois Advertisement -Manhattan, Chieftain, Consul, & More

#1 Post by Findingtime » Fri Sep 28, 2012 12:19 pm

From the 1931 L&C Mayers Co. Wholesale Jewelry Catalog.

I'll take 20 Consuls please! :lol:
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#2 Post by afire » Fri Sep 28, 2012 8:15 pm

Wow, Illinois were pretty affordable watches. Even the solid gold ones weren't very expensive compared to other makers.
Real men wear small watches.

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#3 Post by Air » Sat Sep 29, 2012 8:40 am

Great ad!! Should we assume that the markings next to the Manhattan listing were to point out a type-o? The ad shows to white gold-filled versions, when one may have been for yellow gold-filled version.

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#4 Post by HamiltonIllinois » Sat Sep 29, 2012 5:43 pm

afire wrote:Wow, Illinois were pretty affordable watches. Even the solid gold ones weren't very expensive compared to other makers.
It also might explain why some of the similarly-priced watches are so relatively rare, and less expensive watches like the Ritz and Chieftain are comparitively common. Interestingly, Consuls sold for much more a few years earlier before the Depression hit. And with 19 or 21 jewel movements they were quite a bit more. Actually, of the Consuls I have tracked very few have 17 jewel movements.


2/9/15 Correction:
LOL, I just replaced the word "were" with "few"... I am a lousy typist! LOL
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#5 Post by HamiltonIllinois » Sat Sep 29, 2012 5:48 pm

Findingtime wrote: I'll take 20 Consuls please! :lol:
Where would you like them shipped? I'll need to confirm prices, but it'll likely be about $45-$50K... a bit more if you want to include one in green and a 2-tone. :lol:
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#6 Post by GJH » Tue Oct 02, 2012 6:27 pm

I know this sounds crazy, but has anyone ever seen an original metal band
shown on that Manhattan (New Yorker) :?:
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#7 Post by HamiltonIllinois » Wed Oct 03, 2012 1:46 pm

GJH wrote:I know this sounds crazy, but has anyone ever seen an original metal band
shown on that Manhattan (New Yorker) :?:
You mean that MANHATTAN with the metal band? :roll: Actually, I might have seen one. When I was a new collector, I would throw away metal bands...today I just toss them in a box marked UGLY/UNCOMFORTABLE. :lol:
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Re: Illinois Advertisement -Manhattan, Chieftain, Consul, &

#8 Post by Dave » Wed Oct 03, 2012 3:20 pm

HamiltonIllinois wrote:today I just toss them in a box marked UGLY/UNCOMFORTABLE. :lol:
If you ever get the urge to go through the UGLY/UNCOMFORTABLE box, keep in mind us poor guys trying to catch up to Jim** in the original bracelet category. There may be some jewels in there.

**not going to happen but there is a simple joy in the chase. :lol:
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#9 Post by Findingtime » Sun May 26, 2013 11:49 am

A few ladies Illinois.

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#10 Post by ash » Sat Feb 08, 2014 3:41 pm

Are the vintage catalogues expensive to buy?

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