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 Post subject: Illinois Photo Thread.
PostPosted: Thu Jan 24, 2013 7:04 pm 
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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.
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Ace (1920) 3/0, Star WCC, also known as Wayne and Maxine
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Admiral Evans (1920) Sterling, 3/0 11j, 17j, Fahys, Solidarity, Elgin and Illinois Watch Case co.
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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 Enamel (1926) 3/0
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Atlantic Plus
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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, 16mm strap
Beau Monde (1931) 6/0, Model No. 212, 21 jewels, 16mm strap
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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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Blackstone (1930) 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

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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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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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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Derby (1931) 10k gold filled, 6/0, Model No. 617, Wadsworth, Solidarity (extraordinarily rare), also called Pimlico
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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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On Right (compared to Mate on left)
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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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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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Galahad (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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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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Jolly Roger (1929) 14k GF, 3/0 Cal 307, 17 jewels, Model No. 176, Keystone, male lugs
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Kenilworth (1930) 14k gold filled, 12/0 Cal 207, Model No. 217, Keystone, 16mm strap
On left (Galahad on right)
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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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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
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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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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 Duty (1932) 3/0, Model No. 211
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Piccadilly (1929), 14k GF, 17J, Model No. 164, Keystone, 16mm male lug
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Pimlico (1931) 6/0, Model No. 617, also called Derby
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Potomac (1932) 6/0, Model No. 626, also called Rockingham
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Prince - see Atlantic
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Rectangular (1923) 14K solid gold, 14K gold filled, Sterling, 6/0 15j, Wadsworth, Philadelphia WCC, 16mm strap, also called Canby
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Richmond (1932) 12/0 , Model No.214, also called Larchmont and Vernon
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Riley (1926) - see Atlantic
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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
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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
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Sangamon (1934) 18/0, Model No. 652
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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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Square (1920) 14k GF, 6/0, Fahys, Star
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Square Cut Corner (1923) 6/0
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Square Cut Corner Large (1928) 6/0

Standish (1934) 10k gold filled, 6/0 15j Grade 605, Keystone, Model No. 651
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Sterling (1928) 3/0

Tank (1923) 6/0 -Bryce with sub-seconds
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Telephone
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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
On the Right
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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
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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
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Viking (1928) 6/0, Special Model C, see also Beau Viking

Viking (1929) 14k w/y gold filled, Cal 307 3/0, Model No. 195, Fahys, 16mm strap
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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
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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)
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Whippet (1926) 6/0, also called Barrel and Tonneau
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Yorktown (1931) 6/0, Model No. 132


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