The pictures below can assist you in identiftying your Illinois watch. For complete information on identifying wristwatch models and background information on each, please obtain a copy of Fred Friedberg's book THE ILLINOIS WATCH: THE LIFE AND TIMES OF A GREAT AMERICAN WATCH COMPANY. Books may be purchased from Fred at http://www.Illinoiswatches.com.
This is a work in progress. At this point, I am simply mining the Illinois forum for existing photos posted by members. If there is anybody that does not want their photos used in this resource, please let me know and I will remove them. Alternately, if you have any additional photos that you would like to include, please let me know and I will add them. I have stickied it at the top of the page so it's not going anywhere. I'm have also locked this thread so any discussion or questions should be posted in the regular Illinois forum. I hope you enjoy it.
Any model names that are in blue text are links back to model specific threads with much greater detail.
If your example has a model number in the case back, it may save time to look for model names here before scrolling through the entire photo thread.Models by Case Number
5th Avenue (1929) 14k GF, 6/0, 17j Grade 507, Model No. 162, Wadsworth, also called New Yorker, called Manhattan with a bracelet.
Ace (1920) 3/0, Star WCC, also known as Wayne and MaxineAdmiral Evans (1920)
Sterling, 3/0 11j, 17j, Fahys, Solidarity, Elgin and Illinois Watch Case co.
Andover (1932) 12/0 Model No. 215
Ardsley (1931) 14k gold filled, 12/0 Cal 207, Model No. 218, Wadsworth
Arlington (1932) 6/0 Model No. 618, also known as HawthorneAtlantic (1926) 3/0Atlantic Enamel (1926) 3/0
Atlantic PlusBaronet (1930) 6/0 Models No. 220 & 625
Barrel (1926) 6/0, also called Whippet and TonneauBeau
, 16mm strapBeau Brummel (1928)
14k GF, 6/0, Special Model C, 17 jewels, Fahys, 16mm strapBeau Royale (1929)
14k GF, 6/0, Special Model C, 21 jewels, Fahys, 16mm strapBeau Geste (1931)
6/0, Model No. 212, 17 jewels, 16mm strapBeau Monde (1931)
6/0, Model No. 212, 21 jewels, 16mm strapBeau Viking (1929)
14k GF, Special Model C, 6/0, Fahys, 16mm strapBiltmore (1931)
14k GF, 6/0 Cal. 605 15J, Model No. 616, Keystone -Also called Commodore. With a bracelet, is called Bostonian
Biltmore (1930) 14K gold filled, 18/0 Cal 807A, Model No. 161, Wadsworth, 16mm strapBlackhawk (1931) 3/0Blackstone (1930)
14k gold filled, 6/0, Model No. 219, WadsworthBostonian (1931)
14k GF, 6/0 Cal. 605 15J, Model No. 616, Keystone -same as a Commodore and Biltmore (1931) but Bostonian has a bracelet
Bryce (1923) 6/0 - Tank w/o sub-secondsCanby (1923)
14K solid gold, 14K gold filled, Sterling, 6/0 15j, Wadsworth, Philadelphia WCC, Star WCC, 16mm strap, also called Rectangular
Cavalier (1930) 14k gold filled, Cal. 607, 6/0, Model No. 209, Fahys
Chatham (1934) 10k gold filled, 6/0, Model No. 652, Keystone
On RightChesterfield (1929) 12/0, Model No. 196
, WadsworthChesterfield Stepped Bezel (1929) 12/0, Model No. 196
, WadsworthChevalier (1928) 3/0 & 6/0Chieftain (1929)
6/0, Special Model No. 163, 14k gold filled, Fahys, 16mmCommodore
14k GF, 6/0 Cal. 605 15J, Model No. 616, Keystone -is a Biltmore (1931) or Bostonian when fitted with a braceletConsul (1929)
14k solid gold (white, yellow, green, 2-tone), 6/0 17j, 19jor 21j, Special Model 152, SolidarityCushion (1926) 6/0
Derby (1931) 10k gold filled, 6/0, Model No. 617, Wadsworth, Solidarity (extraordinarily rare), also called Pimlico
Ensign (1929) 14k gold filled, 6/0, Special Model B -called Kingston with sub@6, Fahys, 16mm strap
On Right (compared to Mate on left)
Finalist (1929) 12/0, Model No. 196, Wadsworth
Finalist Deco (1930) 12/0, Model No. 196, WadsworthFrontenac (1930)
14k gold filled, 12/0 Cal. 207, 17j Wadsworth, Model No. 202 -With integrated bracelet. Similar case to Westchester (lugs and bracelet) and Trophy (strap)Futura (1929) 14k GF, 12/0 Cal 207, Model No. 197
, Keystone, 16mm lugs