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  1. Canuck Mar 24, 2021

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    Bank vaults that had Illinois timers on them, used more than one timer. I serviced an Illinois timer for a bank, many years ago. They escorted me to the vault to remove the timer. There were 3 Illinois timers on that vault door.
     
  2. Waltesefalcon Jun 6, 2021

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    Here's my grade 5 model 2 from 1887.
     
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  3. Waltesefalcon Oct 2, 2021

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    My Illinois collection now numbers 7 with the addition of my A Lincoln grade model 5 from 1911.

    Bottom row from left: 1883 Model 1, grade 101; 1887 Model 2, grade 5; 1904 model 6 grade Bunn Special.
    Top row from left: 1911 model 5, grade A Lincoln; 1917 grade 6 model 89; 1920 model 1, Santa Fe Special; 1926 model 9, grade Bunn Special.
     
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  4. DaveK Yoda of Yodelers Oct 2, 2021

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    great looking dial on your Santa Fe Special :cool:
     
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  5. Waltesefalcon Oct 2, 2021

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    Thanks. I think my favorites are the two gothic dialed ones, the older Bunn and the A Lincoln.
     
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  6. Out of TIME! Oct 3, 2021

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    Yep! Looks great!
    The chip & 1 is common due to the lever set hitting the edge.
    Ciao! Mike
     
  7. Waltesefalcon Mar 1, 2022

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    I had my big Bunn and my transitional Model 2 serviced and I can say that I'm very happy with the results. The old Model 2 grade 5 was worn all day today and when I put it on my timegrapher it was gaining between seven and fifteen seconds a day, not too bad for a 135 year old watch.
     
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  8. Waltesefalcon Jul 3, 2022

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    I just acquired this 1897, 17j, rail road approved, Model 6, grade 61, "Lakeside." This brings my RR grade Illinois collection up to five, which is half of all my RR grade watches. The case is nice with no signs of brassing anywhere. The movement has light wavy brushing that creates a slight striped appearance. It looks to be a Keystone case, though it only has the one mark. I am not sure if the case is original to the movement because of the filing marks on the case around the dog screws.

    Here's the link to the pocketwatch database.
    https://pocketwatchdatabase.com/search/result/illinois/1357656
     
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  9. Waltesefalcon Jul 5, 2022

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    This one ran for thirty-three hours on its own and lost about five minutes in twenty-four hours. Not too bad for a 125 year old watch with an unknown service history. I'm wearing it today to see how she runs in the pocket and then it'll be time for a service.
     
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  10. DaveK Yoda of Yodelers Jul 5, 2022

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    Fun hands on that one :thumbsup:
     
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  11. TexOmega Jul 5, 2022

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    Ive seen them called Moon hands, very nice.:thumbsup:
     
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