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Illinois Watch Co. Grade 409 – 12-Size, Model 3, 21 Jewels, c.1913, Serial No. 2589934 – Raised Gold Center Jewel

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Illinois Watch Co. Grade 409 - 12-Size, Model 3, 21 Jewels, c.1913, Serial No. 2589934 - Raised Gold Center Jewel
Illinois Watch Co. Grade 409 – 12-Size, Model 3, 21 Jewels, c.1913, Serial No. 2589934 – Raised Gold Center Jewel

A close look at this Illinois Grade 409 reveals the exceptional level of finishing. The upper center ruby jewel is fitted in a raised gold setting and secured with three chamfered and polished screws. The train is gold, as are the balance screws. No expense was spared at the Illinois Watch Company factory while manufacturing the finest grades in their product line. The Grade 409 movement was sold for $55.00 in 1917, equivalent to approximately $1,100 in today’s economy.⠀

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