Imagine receiving a pocket watch that?s been handed down from the men in your family since 1870s, when the first Illinois pocket watch was produced. Who knows what things the gold pocket watch may have seen in its lifetime? One thing is certain?these high end railroad watches are breathtaking. You can be certain to feel a sense of pride when you have an Illinois pocket watch in your collection. With a movement of 21 jewels, along with a 60-hour barrel and solid gold balance weights, you can be certain that it keeps time very well. The movements can range in size, the largest being a 18s and the smallest being a 4s, which was the smallest movement made by any American company at the time. These small movement watches played a key role in advancement toward the development of wristwatches. Antique pocket watches like these don?t come around very often. Should you ever receive one as a gift or even if you are able to find one in good working condition on eBay, you?ll want to cherish it. It?s a piece of history that continues to mark the passage of time.
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