18 size 15 jewel hunting case lever-set Grade 106 movement/dial/hands. Private label signed "Enterprise, Chicago" on the movement and signed C. On the double-sunk enamel dial. Movement is a transitional style stemwind with retained keywinding arbor on its barrel, is marked "Adjusted, " has an attractive wavy crosshatch pattern nickel damaskeen, and has the unusual feature of a cut-out balance cock.The dial markings are for the retailer C. Of Chicago, Illinois who carried several different grades of private label marked Illinois and Hampden watches with interesting names and cut-out balance cocks. Movement serial number is 320918. Running but hour and minute hands are not moving which suggests a likely loose cannon pinion. Nice looking movement overall with good color and luster.
Main place has a spot below the front of the word Enterprise. Dial has an outer chapter hairline at 6:30 and also has a curving hairline around the perimeter of the majority of its center section (this type of center section perimeter hairline is very common to early double-sunk dials by Illinois as well as several other American makers).Please check out my other items this week for more great watches and watch related items for sale. - Check out the NAWCC! The NAWCC (National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors) is a group that has a 65 year history, a terrific online message board for collectors, and the NAWCC puts on many watch and clock shows across the United States every year. I've been an NAWCC member since 1991 and recommend it to every collector of watches or clocks. The item "ILLINOIS ENTERPRISE GRADE 106 15J 18S SCARCE POCKET WATCH MVT" is in sale since Monday, September 3, 2018. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Watches, Parts & Accessories\Pocket Watches\Antique". The seller is "fhwatch" and is located in Lisle, Illinois.
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