This movement was originally manufactured in 1902 by the Illinois Watch Company in Springfield, IL. This movement did not meet all of the qualifications for standard watches, but given the low production quantity, age, and excellent condition of this watch it has been included in the Railroad Edition watch builder.
This piece features straight, wide Geneva stripes, a 3/4 plate design and 3-finger bridge, circular graining on the main plate, 16 precision cut ruby and sapphire jewels, gold jewel settings, a fully gold gear train, decoration on the balance bridge, contrasting brass screws, and a Columbus whipspring regulator.
This watch features a beautiful, original, double sunk, white enamel dial with serifed, black, Arabic numerals and a red 5-minute track in the outer margin. The blued steel, moon style hands and dial are in great condition apart from a small hairline crack on the dial at 11 O'clock. This movement is one of 15,207 grade 183 watches ever made.
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