Beautifully Etched Victorian Pocket Watch by the Illinois Company

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The Illinois watch company was founded in 1873 in Springfield, Illinois. The company soon became known for their Bunn Special (named after founder Jacob Bunn, Jr. ) one of the most accurate railroad watches ever built. Illinois was eventually merged with the Hamilton watch company, but Illinois brand watches were manufactured in the same factories through the Great Depression.

To wind this watch: Gently and slowly turn the crown until resistance is felt. Do not overwind it, as soon as the watch stops turning easily (about 15 turns) the watch is wound. Wind daily.
To set the time: Gently open the crystal frame of the case. A small lever is set between the 1 and 2. Gently pull the lever out, then turn the stem of the watch to set the time. Push the lever back in and close the case to re start the watch.

Case Material: 14K Rose Gold, Measures 40mm Across
Movement Type: 6 Size, 11 Jewel, Winding
Setting Method: Lever Set
Year of Manufacture: 1887
Serial Number: 858383
Country of Origin of Movement: America
Country of Origin Case: America
Case Material: 14K Rose Gold, Measures 40mm Across
Condition of Movement: Excellent


  • We offer sizing on most of our rings.
  • If the ring is an eternity band, has a continuous pattern, or if the ring has to change more than 3 sizes, please contact us so we can be sure it’s possible. 
  • Upon checkout, please make note of the size you need your ring order to be.
  • Sizing typically takes 5-7 days before the item is shipped. 
  • Any rings over $1,000, we size for free.  If the ring is under $1,000, please contact us and we’re happy to quote you for the sizing, or we can invoice you after the purchase.  Sizing a ring down in size is typically $18.00 for items purchased through us.  Sizing up is $18.00 plus the cost of any additional materials.

Returns & Exchanges

  • If you receive an item and decide it’s not what you had in mind, you can return it for a full refund within 10 days.  The 10 day refund period begins the day you sign for the package. 
  • We also offer a 30 day store credit/exchange policy for any item in the store.  
  • Items purchased through our payment or layaway plans are eligible for store credit/exchange returns only.  Refunds will not be given for items purchased through layaway.


  • Most items will be shipped using USPS Express or Priority mail, with tracking, signature and insurance.  
  • Fedex is available upon request and for an additional fee.
  • Please allow us a 3-7 business day processing time after you complete your order.
  • Custom orders, including semi-mounts, take 2-3 weeks production time before shipment.
  • After shipment, packages within the US should arrive within 1-3 business days.
  • International shipments should arrive within 7-14 days.
  • Please contact us directly if you require an order within a specific deadline and we will do our best to accomodate you.

Have a question?  Please send us an inquiry through our contact page or give us a call at 603-343-2705.  


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