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Illinois Photo Thread -New Additions Weekly

#1 Post by Dave » Thu Jan 24, 2013 7:04 pm

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 NEW BOOK, Sequel to, THE ILLINOIS WATCH: THE LIFE AND TIMES OF A GREAT AMERICAN WATCH COMPANY. NEW LIMITED EDITION SIGNED Books may be PRE-ORDERED from Fred at http://www.Illinoiswatches.com.

This Photo thread is a work in progress. I add NEW photos weekly. Alternately, if you have additional questions about your new found watch, JOIN THE FORUM AND ASK US ABOUT IT, you will get more information from the many Illinois collectors here.

This thread is locked so any discussion or questions should be posted in the regular Illinois Watch forum.

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

New Yorker/5th Avenue (1929) 14k GF, 6/0, 17j Grade 507, Model No. 162, Wadsworth, called Manhattan with a bracelet.
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Enamel New Yorker also Model No. 162 (extremely rare)
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Ace (1920) 3/0, Star WCC, also known as Wayne and Maxine
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Admiral Benson (Gun Metal Finish)
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Admiral Benson (Sterling)
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Admiral Series-Swivel Lug (special case by Wadsworth very rare)
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Admiral Evans (1920) Sterling, 3/0 11j, 17j, Fahys, Solidarity, Elgin and Illinois Watch Case co.
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Admiral Evans Off-Center Crown
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Andover (1932) 12/0 Model No. 215
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Ardsley (1931) 14k gold filled, 12/0 Cal 207, Model No. 218, Wadsworth
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Arlington (1932) 6/0 Model No. 618, also known as Hawthorne
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Atlantic (1926) 3/0
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Atlantic "Masterbilt" Dial/Atlantic "Captain" Dial
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Atlantic Enamel (1926) 3/0[/url]
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Atlantic Plus/Large
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Bank Timer (Mosler Safe Co. Hamilton, Ohio)
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Baronet (1930) 6/0 Models No. 220 & 625

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Barrel (1926) 6/0, also called Whippet and Tonneau
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Beau, 16mm strap
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Beau Brummel (1928) 14k GF, 6/0, Special Model C, 17 jewels, Fahys, 16mm strap
Beau Royale (1929)14k GF, 6/0, Special Model C, 21 jewels, Fahys, 16mm strap
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Beau Geste (1931) 6/0, Model No. 212, 17 jewels, Keystone, 16mm strap
Beau Monde (1931) 6/0, Model No. 212, 21 jewels, Keystone, 16mm strap
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Rare Beau Braille with hinged Bezel
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Beau Viking (1929) 14k GF, Special Model C, 6/0, Fahys, 16mm strap
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Biltmore (1931) 14k GF, 6/0 Cal. 605 15J, Model No. 616, Keystone -Also called Commodore. With a bracelet, is called Bostonian
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Biltmore (1930) 14K gold filled, 18/0 Cal 807A, Model No. 161, Wadsworth, 16mm strap
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Blackhawk (1931) 3/0
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Blackhawk (Aluminum Prototype)
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Blackstone (1930)[/url] 14k gold filled, 6/0, Model No. 219, Wadsworth
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Bostonian (1931) 14k GF, 6/0 Cal. 605 15J, Model No. 616, Keystone -same as a Commodore and Biltmore (1931) but Bostonian has a bracelet
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Bryce (1923) 6/0 - Tank w/o sub-seconds

Burlington
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Burlington Special
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Canby (1923) 14K solid gold, 14K gold filled, Sterling, 6/0 15j, Wadsworth, Philadelphia WCC, Star WCC, 16mm strap, also called Rectangular
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Rare Diamond Bezel
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Rare Pinstripe Dial
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Rare Black Dial
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Caprice
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Cavalier (1930) 14k gold filled, Cal. 607, 6/0, Model No. 209, Fahys
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Chatham (1934) 10k gold filled, 6/0, Model No. 652, Keystone
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Chesterfield (1929) 12/0, Model No. 196
, Wadsworth
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Chesterfield Stepped Bezel (1929) 12/0, Model No. 196
, Wadsworth
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Chevalier (1928) 3/0 & 6/0
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Chieftain (1929) 6/0, Special Model No. 163, 14k gold filled, Fahys, 16mm
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Rare Custom Dial
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Commodore 14k GF, 6/0 Cal. 605 15J, Model No. 616, Keystone -is a Biltmore (1931) or Bostonian when fitted with a bracelet
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Consul (1929) 14k solid gold (white, yellow, green, 2-tone), 6/0 17j, 19jor 21j, Special Model 152, Solidarity
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Cushion (1926) 6/0, Scepter
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Cushion (Special Meritime Dial)
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Derby (1931) 10k gold filled, 6/0, Model No. 617, Wadsworth, Solidarity (extraordinarily rare), also called Pimlico
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Cut Bezel (Cushion is hardest to find)
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Ensign (1929) 14k gold filled, 6/0, Special Model B -called Kingston with sub@6, Fahys, 16mm strap
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Finalist (1929) 12/0, Model No. 196, Wadsworth
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Finalist Deco (1930) 12/0, Model No. 196, Wadsworth
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The Rarest of them all: YG Finalist Deco (Solid Gold)
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Frontenac (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)
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Futura (1929) 14k GF, 12/0 Cal 207, Model No. 197, Keystone, 16mm lugs
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Re: Illinois Photo Thread.

#2 Post by Dave » Thu May 16, 2013 1:15 pm

Galahad/Kenilworth (1930) 12/0, Model No. 217
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Greyhound (1930) 6/0, Model No. 211, see also Off Duty

Guardian (1929) 14k gold filled, Cal. 307, 3/0, Model No. 178 -Same case as Speedway
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Guardsman (1929) 14k GF, 3/0 Cal 307, Model No. 170 & 171, Keystone
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Hallmark
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Hawthorne (1932) 6/0, Model No. 618, also known as Arlington
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Hudson (1931) 12/0, Model No. 218
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Illinois Central
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Jolly Roger (1929) 14k GF, 3/0 Cal 307, 17 jewels, Model No. 176, Keystone, male lugs
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Kenilworth/Galahad (1930) 14k gold filled, 12/0 Cal 207, Model No. 217, Keystone, 16mm strap
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Khaki (Depollier)
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Kingston (1929) 6/0 Special Model B -Is an Ensign with sub@6

Larchmont (1932) 6/0, Model No. 214, also called Richmond and Vernon
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Locke (1925) 6/0, Grade 307, Star, Illinois WCC
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Engraved Locke style case with rotor secometer
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Major (1928) 14k gold filled, 3/0 17j, Model No. 170 & 171, Keystone, 16mm strap
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Manhattan (1929) 14k GF, 6/0, 17j Grade 507, Model No. 162, Wadsworth -Is a New Yorker when without a bracelet.
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Marquis (1928) 14k GF, 6/0 Special Model, Fahys, 16mm lugs
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Mate (1928) 14k gold filled, 17j, 3/0 Special Model H, Fahys
An Amazing Original Mate w/box and papers (Member: Jim/mrtoad)
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Mate conpared to Ensign (right)
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Masonic Dials
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Maxine (1920) 3/0, also known as Ace and Wayne
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Medalist (1930) 14k GF, 12/0 Cal 207, Special Model 193, also known as Wembley, Fahys, 16mm lugs
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Metropolitan (1932) 6/0, Model No. 198
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Military Guardsman
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New Yorker (1929) 14k GF, 6/0, 17j Grade 507, Model No. 162, Wadsworth, 16mm, also known as 5th Avenue, called Manhattan with a bracelet.
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New Yorker Enamel (1929) 6/0, 17j Grade 507, Model No. 162
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No. 250 (1931) 12/0
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No. 650 (1932) 6/0
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Off Center Crown
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Off Duty (1932) 3/0, Model No. 211
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Penn Special
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Piccadilly (1929), 14k GF, 17J, Model No. 164, Keystone, 16mm male lug
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Rare Engraved Bezel
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Pimlico (1931) 6/0, Model No. 617, also called Derby
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Police Special
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Potomac (1932) 6/0, Model No. 626, also called Rockingham
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Prince - see Atlantic


Rectangular (1923) 14K solid gold, 14K gold filled, Sterling, 6/0 15j, Wadsworth, Philadelphia WCC, 16mm strap, also called Canby
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Re: Illinois Photo Thread.

#3 Post by Dave » Thu May 16, 2013 1:15 pm

Richmond (1932) 12/0 , Model No.214, also called Larchmont and Vernon
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Riley (1926) - see Atlantic


Ritz (1928) 14k GF, 6/0 Cal 607 17J, Model No. 210, Wadsworth, 16mm lugs
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Rockcliffe (1930) 14k gold, Cal 207, 12/0, Model No. 216, Keystone
Rockcliffe (1934) 14k gold, Cal. 805, 807, 18/0, Model No. 216, Keystone
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Rockingham (1932) 6/0, Model No. 626, also called Potomac

Sangamon (1934) 18/0, Model No. 875 Keystone
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Skyway (1930) 6/0, Model No. 211
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Southampton (1926) 6/0
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Special (1930) - see Marquis
Special Model 152 - see Consul
Special Model 193 - see Medalist or Wembley
Special Model B - see Ensign or Kingston
Special Model C - see Beau Brummel-Beau Royale
Special Model H - see Mate

Speedway (1929) 14k gold filled, Cal. 307, 3/0, Model 178, Keystone, -Same case as Guardian
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Speedway 178 Flag Bezel (1929), Model No. 178
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Sportsman
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Square (1920) 14k GF, 6/0, Fahys, Star
Custom Dial
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Square Cut Corner (1923) 6/0
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Square Cut Corner Large (1928) 6/0
Rare Braille model with hinged Bezel
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Square Cut Corner in Solid Gold (21J)
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Sterling (1928) 3/0
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Tank (1923) 6/0 -Bryce with sub-seconds
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Telephone
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Super Rare Telephone YG Subs at 9
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Tonneau (1926) 6/0, also called Barrel and Whippet
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Townsman (1931) 14k gold filled, 6/0 Cal. 607, Model No. 198, Keystone
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Trophy (1930) 14k gold filled, 12/0 Cal 207, 17j, Model No. 202, Wadsworth -With strap. Similar case to Westchester (lugs and normal bracelet) and Frontenac (integrated bracelet).
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Tuxedo (1929)
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Urbana (1934) 12/0, Model No. 197
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Valedictorian - Ritz with a metal bracelet

Vernon (1932) 12/0, Model No. 214, also called Larchmont and Richmond

Viking (1928) 6/0, Special Model C, see also Beau Viking
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Viking (1929) 14k w/y gold filled, Cal 307 3/0, Model No. 195, Fahys, 16mm strap
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Viking "Custom Dial" (1928)
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Washington Watch Co. (Private Label) (1915)
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Wayne, also known as Ace and Maxine
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Wembley (1930) 14k GF, 12/0 Cal. 207, Special Model 193, also known as Medalist, Fahys, 16mm lugs

Wentworth (1932) 14k GF, 12/0 Cal 207, Model No. 197, Keystone
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Westchester (1930) 14k gold filled, 12/0 Cal 207, 17j, Model No. 202, Wadsworth -With lugs and normal bracelet. Same case as Frontenac (strap) and Trophy (integrated bracelet)

Whippet (1926) 6/0, also called Barrel and Tonneau
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Yorktown (1931) 6/0, Model No. 132



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