Illinois Sangamo Getty Model 23J C-1910 #13195 Price $925
108 YEARS OLD!
This 16-size Illinois features a top-of-the-line Sangamo Getty Model railroad grade movement with 23 jewels, a gold wheel train, and rose gold jewel settings. The movement is decorated with intricate fish scale damasking throughout. It’s marked “23 Ruby Jewels” and “Adjusted to Temperature, 6 Positions, and Isochronism”. A beautiful and very high-grade movement. The 10k rolled gold plate Illinois case is correct for this 23-Jewel 16S Sangamo. It shows a small amount of wear, mainly at the caseback, but is in great shape for a watch made over a century ago! The dial is double sunk and signed “Illinois Watch Co.” It features bold Gothic numbering and original purple blued steel hands.
The price includes full restoration and repair. The work will be performed after purchase. This entails proper service of the movement, a new mainspring, a new (correct) purple blued steel second hand, and anything else that would be necessary to bring the watch into proper working order.
Once you've made your purchase, please contact us so we may discuss the restoration.
Please allow 1-2 weeks after purchase for service to be completed.
Our goal is to achieve what we refer to as "Sympathetic Restoration"; in other words, bringing the watch back as close as possible to its original appearance without the need to remove all signs of its former life. We don't want to dramatically change its history.
During the restoration, we only use we only use period-correct parts, and in most cases, genuine factory parts from the same time period as the watch.