A gorgeous watch with a timeless look:
As mentioned with previous timepieces this watch company made the most attractive looking watches of their time...
This beautiful Illinois watch was picked up as a movement only when it first appeared on a cold lot somewhere in the lands of south New Jersey. Finding a watch without a case usually leaves it vunerable to being damaged, luckily this beautiful engine was not. After sourcing a proper case that would have adorned this watch, it was a turn-key reunion that went back to serving its timely purpose.
This watch has a beautiful "blind-man" dial and as you obviously tell why its called that from the numerals. The engine powering this watch is a reliable model 7 movement that Illinois made for a long time. As far as we see, this movement is ticking strong and planning to run for another century.
"Lightning" 1915 Illinois
Year Manufactured: 1915
Diameter: 1 and 7/8 inches from side to side of case not including crown and button.
Case: Illinois, nickel plated case
Production run for year: 200 Movements
Condition: Watch has been restored to full running condition +/- 1-2 minutes. Great Running Condition
Movement: Nickel Finish
Featured Strap: 20mm DBWC Buffalo Brown Aviator Strap