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Zeppelin Overlord
Canada Canada

« 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..


You never know what lonesome is , 'til you get to herdin' cows.
Zeppelin Admiral
United States United States

And introducing the wonderful Irish (Mrs Z).

« 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.


"At least those oddballs are interesting" - My Wife.
I'm British but living in America.  This might explain my spelling.
Snr. Officer
United States United States

Steampunk seraphim, femme fatale

« 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!

Come take my journey into night
    Come be my shadow, walk at my side
    And when you see all that I have seen
    Can you tell me love from pride?
Drew P
Zeppelin Admiral
United States United States

« 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?

Never ask 'Why?'
Always ask 'Why not!?'
Zeppelin Captain
Canada Canada

« Reply #4 on: May 14, 2009, 03:11:10 am »

I think I'm suffering from watch envy..... Cool

Steampunk is in the eye of the beholder, in the hands of the tinkerer and in the needle of the costumer.
Deck Hand

« 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
Deck Hand
United States United States

« 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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