1888 Illinois Hunter Case 17 jewel

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A reminder of a bygone era of precision craftsmanship, pride in a quality American made product, and all done WITHOUT computers. I will be using and maintaining my wind up watches when the zombiepocalypse comes.

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    5 Responses to 1888 Illinois Hunter Case 17 jewel

    1. Nice looking watch. I repair them IRL, as well as clocks. Be sure to get it oiled by a pro every 3 years, and cleaned every ten, if you carry it a lot. The hunter cases only keep out low flying birds, everything else gets right into the watch through the holes for the lid spring. It is really amazing what they did back then, and how much of it was by hand. Any chance of posting some shots of the inside? If you ever need parts for it, drop me a line. I go by David42 and I get my mail through gmail.


    2. That’s a gorgeous timepiece.


    3. I love pocket watches.

      Can anyone recommend a modern one? (Don’t say “get a cell phone”).


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