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    Illinois Admiral Benson, Rare Model, Sterling Silver, Manual Wind, Circa 1917
    Case: 31x39mm, three body, cushion, with oversized crown and snap back, No. 5485110
    Dial: white enamel, with outer minutes track, stylized Arabic numerals, and subseconds dial; blued steel spade hour/minute hands, blued steel sword seconds hand
    Movement: Illinois manual wind, 11 jewels, nickel finish with Geneva stripes, No. 2682603
    Band: leather
    Signed: dial, case, movement

    This timepiece was named for Admiral William S. Benson, Chief of Naval Operations during World War One.


    Condition Report*: Type: Illinois Admiral Benson, Rare Model, Sterling Silver, Manual Wind, Circa 1917
    Signed: dial, case, movement
    Model: Admiral Benson
    Dial: white enamel, with outer minutes track, stylized Arabic numerals, and subseconds dial
    Hands: blued steel spade hour/minute hands, blued steel sword seconds hand
    Metal: sterling silver
    Case #: 5485110
    Case Info: three body, cushion, with oversized crown and snap back
    Case Length: 39mm lug to lug
    Case Width: 31mm
    Crystal: acrylic
    Watch Movement: Illinois manual wind, 11 jewels, nickel finish with Geneva stripes, No. 2682603
    Band: leather
    Circa: 1917
    Condition: good dial, with light hairlines and a small chip at top of subseconds dial; very good case with straight lugs and some surface scratches on back. Running, but service is recommended.
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