Description

    Illinois Very Rare Diamond, Ruby & Sapphire Grade 310 Gold Hunters Case, circa 1912
    Case: 14k gold, 16 size, gold cuvette, engine turned front and back, reeded rim, large blank shield on the front cover
    Dial: double sunk enamel, tall slender Arabic numerals, subsidiary seconds, double swell blue spade hands
    Movement: No. 2373381, marked "Illinois Watch Co. Springfield" on the winding bridge, "23 Diamond, Ruby & Sapphire Jewels" on the center bridge, "Adjusted Six Positions on the 4th wheel bridge, raised screw down gold jewel settings, gold train, diamond end stone on the balance, wide damaskeening, gold lettering, stem setting
    Signed: Illinois on the dial, Roy 14k on the case, gross weight 88.5 grams, with custom made cocobolo wood case

    Note: This extremely rare American movement is the first in a series No. 2,373,381-2.373,400 of the only run of grade 310 hunters. The grade 310 was the only highest quality hunting model and pendant setting movement made by Illinois in it's prestige 23 Diamond, Ruby & Sapphire Jewels series. It is generally believed by the most knowledgeable Illinois watch scholars that only three, (including this one), grade 310 watches exist.


    Condition Report*:

    Type: Illinois Very Rare Diamond, Ruby & Sapphire Grade 310 Gold Hunters Case
    Dial: double sunk, tall slender Arabic numerals
    Hands; double swell blue spade hands
    Metal: 14k yellow gold
    Gram Weight: 88.5
    Case Info: Roy, engine turned, large blank shield
    Case Width: 16 size
    Crystal: glass
    Watch Movement: No. 2373381, marked "Illinois Watch Co. Springfield" on the winding bridge, "23 Diamond, Ruby & Sapphire Jewels" on the center bridge, "Adjusted Six Positions on the 4th wheel bridge, raised screw down gold jewel settings, gold train, diamond end stone on the balance, wide damaskeening, gold lettering, stem setting
    Circa: 1912
    Condition: movement is very good, very sharp and running, dial is superb, case is very choice and good


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    Auction Dates
    November, 2014
    20th Thursday
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