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This has Silver dial with black Roman numerals, blue/black hands, day indicator at "9" and date indicator at "3". 21 jewel rotor type automatic movement is running well and keeping good time. Yellow gold plated case with quick set date/day buttons on the side and stainless steel screw on back that has a crystal in the center which makes the movement visible is marked "Water Resistant 3 ATM". Original brown leather band is marked "Stauer" on the back and on the buckle. This big case measures 43 mm. across and 53 mm. lug end to lug end. Coin edge bezel and a great looking and great timekeeping watch.
17 jewel manual wind Swiss movement is marked "Illinois Watch Company" it has just been serviced it is running well and keeping good time. Original Silver dial with gold numbers, gold markers and gold hands. 10 kt. yellow gold plated case with stainless steel back that is marked "Illinois" on the outside. New brown leather band. It measures 22 mm. across and 37 mm. lug end to lug end.
Illinois turned out about five million watches before being sold to the Hamilton Watch Co. of Lancaster, PA, in 1928. Hamilton continued production in Springfield for several years and then moved operations to the Hamilton plant in Lancaster. Illinois watches continued to be produced as different designs from Hamilton watches until 1949 when the name was retired. However, Hamilton occasionally produced a few Illinois-named watches in the 1950s (and possibly later) to maintain ownership of the rights to the Illinois name and trademarks. Here is one of the watches produced about this time and a part of history.
17 jewel cal. 7AP movement has just been serviced, is running strong and keeping good time. Silver dial has raised yellow gold numbers and hands. Case is 10 k rolled gold with stainless steel back. Measures 22 mm side to side not counting the winding crown and 33 mm lug end to lug end and the new brown leather band measures 16 mm where it attaches to this watch. Cir. 1940's/50's.