McCollough, Robert Irving, Hamilton Watch Company Lancaster, Penna. If your watch does get wet, take it to a competent watchmaker or jeweler immediately Any delay in stopping internal corrosion rusting can cause continuing damage. This watch is an Illinois Mod 9, grade 107, 16-size, 21 jewels. Information I know:It is 19 jewels, double roller,case made of two plates of solid gold over composition. As a result, information displayed on this site may have inaccuracies.
Williamson, purchased the Keystone Standard Watch Company factory following a bankruptcy auction. A watch with no jewels is metal grinding on metal and soon will stop. Table of Contents While opening a watch isn't rocket science, a watch can be damaged if you try to open it incorrectly. Hamilton expanded its product line by introducing 0-size movements for women in 1908, these were designed to be worn suspended from a breast pin. Also wondering if I could possibly determine who the original purchaser was? Serial Number off the movement: Important! Others may require a dull wide blade to pry or pop the cover. In need of additional capital to market their product, the company was reorganized, forming a new corporation, the Lancaster, Pa.
Produced through 1969, over 525,000 of the popular No. This handsome railroad grade pocket has a near mint dial and unique Brequet moon style hands. In the early 1960's Hamilton produced a railroad electric wrist watch using a Hamilton 505 movement, which was briefly approved for use on some railroads, although it was later withdrawn due to issues with reliability. The reverse, however, isn't true, a small serial numbers doesn't mean it is solid gold. Hamilton was successful through the 1920s, buying the in 1928. A good description of how to open a pocket watch case and background information can be found , thanks to the work of Kent Singer. On a 16-size, hunting-case watch, the lever would be at about 21 minutes.
Because of there age they may not keep exact time. A very small few were made by Henry Moser of Switzerland. Dial: The dial is a single sunk type with large Arabic Numerals surrounded by black minute markings. We Offer Factory Quality Repair Service for all Watch Brands. That said, I know of errors in it, and I know that it isn't complete. All were adjusted to 5 positions and manufactured with a double roller escapement.
So, if someone is selling a watch as solid gold, and it has a movement serial number of, say, 3,870,123 and it has a case serial number of 1,073,678, a red flag should go up in your mind and you should be even more cautious about the claim. Background The Burlington Watch Company, was a mail-order sales company. Inside a watch case made by Illinois Watch Case Co. The table below with the serial numbers and years has be compiled from many sources and I believe it to be reasonably accurate, However, no table like this can be completely accurate because Elgin didn't produce watches in sequential order. Ball organization required new watches entering railroad service to be adjusted to isochronism, temperature and position.
While it is open, make sure you record everything written on the movement of the watch and the watch case. Its available at the National Assoc. After the watch was finished, it might sit in a wholesaler's warehouse or a jewelry shop for months or years. Your movement serial number may not be in exactly the same location as the one in the photo, but you are looking for the serial number that is on the watch mechanism itself. Following more financial difficulties, the company reorganized again forming the Lancaster, Pa. Henry J Cain replaced Bitner as superintendant in mid-1889 and began reorganizing the factory with the goal of introducing a new product line. Trademarks of the were acquired by Hamilton in 1931.
American Repeating American Ansonia Clock Co. In our opinion, Burlington watches still represent good value to the watch collector. Not all of these were railroad approved even though all were listed as railroad grade. Oh, since the ads are focused on fighting the trust, a copy of a 1910 Burlington letter is posted to partially explain what they're talking about. Collecting information Anyone can walk into a dealer and purchase a new watch. There is a lot of flexibility here. Sometimes, the watch case companies would mark the bezels with the last few digits of the case number using Roman numerals.
Use this illustrated guide to help you identify and value your antique pocket watches. If it was an Illinois factory watch and not a contract watch for Burlington, it would have been a grade No. Most American Burlington watches were sold in Burlington-signed gold-filled cases of good quality. They advertised heavily in the railroad brotherhood journals, although only a few railroads seem to have accepted Illinois-Burlington watches for railroad time service. During the 30 years of production the movements manufactured evolved, including an upgraded escapement from single-roller to double-roller around 1906, and an upgraded mainspring barrel from a going barrel to a motor barrel around 1908.
Enjoy your vintage watch, Click for info. From the start, the Hamilton Watch Co. Almost all of the watches were made by the Illinois Watch Co. If you really aren't sure what to do, take it to one of your local jewelers and ask them to show you how to open it. In the event of a perceived copyright infringement Kevin Osborne can be contacted by emailing him at kosborne nawcc. Opening wrist watch cases, especially ones made after around 1950, some times requires special tools.
This is to be expected, and we have included an option to report inaccurate information on the result pages so the database can be continually improved. By selling directly to the consumer The Burlington Watch Company were able to eliminate the expensive sales and distribution channel. Production began on a new high quality 18-size, 17-jewel, open face, full-plate nickel movement, designed by Henry J. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Russian federation, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, El salvador, Honduras, Jamaica, Antigua and barbuda, Aruba, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Saint kitts and nevis, Saint lucia, Montserrat, Turks and caicos islands, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Ecuador, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman islands, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion. The Keystone Standard Watch Company was merged with Aurora Watch Co. At Renaissance Watch Repair, we are experts in the repair and restoration of Burlington watches.