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Illinois Resources and Materials....

#1 Post by GJH » Sat Feb 11, 2012 4:47 pm

Well the First thing any Serious Illinois Collector Should get is Fred Friedberg's
incredible book:

It is simply considered the "Bible" of the Brand.

It can be ordered at:
illinoiswatches.com.

Fred is actually a member here on the Forum (FJF)

I will also put links here to some of the Illinois watches I have collected
over the years in alphabetical order.

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#2 Post by indyago » Tue Feb 14, 2012 8:22 am

http://www.waymarking.com/waymarks/WM66 ... d_Illinois

Link to some remaining Illinois Watch Company history in Springfield, IL.

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#3 Post by FJF » Wed Feb 15, 2012 7:59 pm

How about read the " Illinois Watch: the Life and Times of a Great American Watch Company" for information on Illinois watches, the employees that made them, the history of the company, details and pictures of every watch they produced and sold. Please check it out at illinoiswatches.com.

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#4 Post by Air » Wed Feb 15, 2012 8:10 pm

FJF wrote:How about read the " Illinois Watch: the Life and Times of a Great American Watch Company" for information on Illinois watches, the employees that made them, the history of the company, details and pictures of every watch they produced and sold. Please check it out at illinoiswatches.com.

Thanks
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For anyone interested in Illinois watches, the book is an absolute must-have. I believe that it is the best watch book available on any American manufacturer, combining a solid history with a great identification guide and background on Illinois watch models.

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#5 Post by FJF » Thu Feb 16, 2012 5:21 pm

Thank you very much Greg and Bob for your kind words. I have also posted the reviews of my book on the illinoiswatches.com website. Please take a look everyone.

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#6 Post by Magpie » Thu Apr 25, 2013 3:38 pm

Don't neglect the ladies! "An Illinois Watch Company Ladies' Wristwatch Collection," Farrell Gay's wonderful article (with an introduction by Fred) that was in the NAWCC's Watch & Clock Bulletin, vol. 53/2 (April 2011), pp. 161-176, is indispensable. It and Fred's book started me on my quest.

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#7 Post by mrtoad » Wed Jun 18, 2014 4:14 pm

That Illinois Watch Company movie from 1921:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vTQT6PwgJTA

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#8 Post by GJH » Thu Jun 19, 2014 6:52 am

mrtoad wrote:That Illinois Watch Company movie from 1921:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vTQT6PwgJTA
I LOVE this movie... thanks for posting Jim!!!

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#9 Post by GLADIATOR » Thu Jun 19, 2014 12:39 pm

Air wrote:
FJF wrote:How about read the " Illinois Watch: the Life and Times of a Great American Watch Company" for information on Illinois watches, the employees that made them, the history of the company, details and pictures of every watch they produced and sold. Please check it out at illinoiswatches.com.

Thanks
FJF
For anyone interested in Illinois watches, the book is an absolute must-have. I believe that it is the best watch book available on any American manufacturer, combining a solid history with a great identification guide and background on Illinois watch models.
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I agree.
I also feel that Literustyfan book on Elgin WWI watches will be in a similar important league
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