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584c. Illinois Sangamo Special, 23 Jewel Railroad Pocket Watch.
This highest grade Illinois railroad watch is 17 size (case diameter 51 mm). The movement is a marked Sangamo Special with red lettering and is a Model 13. This Sangamo is lever set, with 23 jewels, gold jewel settings, gold train, jeweled motor barrel, and understated damaskeening. This is marked Adjusted Temp. and 6 Positions as was required for railroad service. The condition of this movement is about perfect. I see no problems. This watch dates to about 1925.

This Sangamo is cased in the original factory white gold filled, rigid bow case. The case is EXCELLENT, and does not have any flaking of the gold plate which is so common on this case This case has NO brass, even on the bow. Super case.

The dial is double-sunk porcelain and has bold numerals and hands. The dial has NO chips, and NO hailines!

Normally I would keep a watch this scarce in such good condition, but I have the same watch in 14k solid white, so I don't need both...... $1499

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580c. Elgin 21 Jewel Father Time Railroad Pocket Watch.
This Elgin railroad watch is 16 size (case diameter 49 mm). The movement is a Father Time and is a grade 454 according to the serial number. This Father Time is lever set, with 21 jewels, gold jewel settings, gold train, and fancy damaskeening. This is marked Adjusted 5 Positions as was required for railroad service. The condition of this movement is very nice. There is a little mottling on the barrel wheel. Also, note a missing jewel screw on the center wheel - I have put a correct screw in that hole, so that is no longer a problem.

This Father Time is cased in a bulldog style, Elgin marked case. The case is pale green, rolled gold plate and is in excellent condition with virtually no wear. Now, the bezel is a little touchy to screw on and off. It is not stripped, but it needs a delicate touch. I don't have much trouble with it, but I've screwed bezels on an off many thousands of times, so I have tricks. Regardless, be patient and don't force it. Now, although this is a genunie Elgin case, it is a 1920's or 1930s style case, and is a little too young for this movement, which dates to about 1918, so I do think this is a recase. I don't care, personally, because I like this case so much.

The dial for this is double-sunk porcelain and has bold numerals and hands. The dial has NO chips, and NO hailines! $329

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