Illinois Watch Co. Springfield USA Pocket Watch

by Marc Edwardson

Illinois pocket watch front

Illinois pocket watch front

Hi there,

I have my grandfathers pocket watch from the Illinois watch co and would like to find more out about it. It has the serial number on the movement: 1021520 so I think its from research, from around 1890? Is this correct? I think it is solid silver.

It has silver hallmarks from I think Gorham Corp. They are a Lion facing left, an anchor and an S, also the initials F.K. There are similar hallmarks on the movement cover and keychain. There are also what appears to be very small signatures/inscriptions where the hallmarks are.

Can anybody tell me what model this is, its size and movement? Or any other information that could be of interest? I seem to have hit a wall online.

many thanks


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Nov 05, 2013
Pocket Watch
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I have an Illinois (Springfield) pocket watch with serial number 2423456 with 17 jewels.

Mar 27, 2013
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I have an Illinois watch #17425 made in 1873. It appears to be in excellent shape but I need a key to be able to see if it runs.

How or where can I obtain one of these keys?

Thank You.

Dec 03, 2011
by: allen smith

I have my fathers Illinois 17 jewel silver etched watch with etching on the back edge and etching on the crystal screw on face. I need a glass crystal on the movement. it states crest Illinois watch co.Springfield adjusted then a number, 4425087 can anyone tell me where i can get a crystal for my watch?

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Feb 02, 2011
To anyone
by: marty kriedt

Here's one for ya. I have an Illinois Springfield watch that was my grandfathers. He got it in California around the gold rush. It is like Marks but has serial numbers on the time piece of 19614 and on case 5582. Can anyone help me on finding anything about it. The case is silver but the time piece doesn't seem to work. There is a mark on inside of case saying (coin) with an eagle under it.

Thanks, Marty.

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I have a 1924 Illinois pocket watch with 5 jewels, Elgin giant case 14k white gold, has a gold chain with a pearl handle bottle knife at the end of it. The serial number is 556888. Just wondering the value. Thanks

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by: Anonymous

I have an Illinois pocket watch with 17 jewels, serial number 3935018. What do you think it is worth?

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by: Lance

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Nov 26, 2010
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by: judy

I have an ingraved pocket watch dated 1889 that belonged to my husbands grandfather. could you tell me if it has any value? thanks

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by: Anonymous

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by: Carl B.

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Feb 26, 2010
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by: Anonymous

Hi Jay,
According to the Illinois Bible, your watch has likely been recased as it is a Hunter case movement.
It is a 14 size 7 jewel Model 1 Grade 120 ca: 1890.
Some of this grade was made for European export.
It will be silver with those hallmarks and that can be found under silver hallmarks, likely .900.
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Nov 28, 2009
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by: Jay Beacham

Here are some serial numbers for Illinois pocket watches:

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