For your consideration, an Illinois 18s 17 jewel Illinois railroad grade pocket watch that is running very well. The balance has a swift, flat and true motion. Notice that the plain silveroid case has the stem/crown not in place. Inserted, it winds and set perfectly but this movement is deserving of a better case. The balance has a brisk motion with plenty of arc.
And look at that beautiful dial. This is a nice one. His passion was Illinois pocket watches and boy did I get a TON of them. Stem wind and lever set. Detailed photos provided for you to assess cosmetic condition.
See the pocketwatchdatabase info below. Production year of the movement within +/- 3 years>. Hunting: The stem is at the 3:00 position, and the movement is meant to be mounted in a case that has a covering over the face. "Sidewinders" are hunting movements in openface cases.
2.0, 21.5, 38.5. The item "18s ILLINOIS 17j Pocket Watch GRADE 61 RAILROAD GRADE, Nice Movement + Dial" is in sale since Saturday, April 21, 2018. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Watches, Parts & Accessories\Pocket Watches\Antique". The seller is "time_well_spent" and is located in Strafford, Missouri. This item can be shipped to United States.