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Author Topic: Another pocketwatch project started...  (Read 1390 times)
HAC
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« on: May 09, 2009, 02:51:17 am »

The mailman was kind today, this arrived --
Illinois 12S model 405 in excellent condition...



A liitle bit of TLC, and then a case and dial, and bob's yer uncle..

Cheers
Harold
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« Reply #1 on: May 10, 2009, 12:35:00 am »

I wish my mailman would just give me watch movements.  Cheesy

Seriously, looks nice, I'm sure it will look even better when it's done.

Z.
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« Reply #2 on: May 11, 2009, 01:17:06 am »

I wish my mailman would just give me watch movements.  Cheesy

wouldn't that be awesome?

that looks really nice, can't wait to see it finished!
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« Reply #3 on: May 14, 2009, 12:58:46 am »

So you know Bob too? I haven't seen him in a while,where's he hinding?
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« Reply #4 on: May 14, 2009, 03:11:10 am »

I think I'm suffering from watch envy..... Cool
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« Reply #5 on: July 13, 2010, 12:57:39 am »

Hey Harold
  Watches are a thing of beauty inside. Hope You have been successful in getting that one back in working order.

Cheers Tony
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« Reply #6 on: July 14, 2010, 03:37:03 am »

Nice movement. Russ Snyder's database says its a gr. 406(not 405) and one of 92,140 made in 101 runs between 1913 and 1926.

I've worked on several of these little model 3 Illinois 12 sizes, both in 19 and 21 jewels. They're great timekeepers, and a well executed movement. Just watch the hairspring, as it's soft as butter and super easy to get out of shape. They also have a nasty habit of snapping at the stud if you're just a bit too rough in putting them back into shape.
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