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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    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… Read more »

    Luke Magnifico



    That’s a gorgeous timepiece.


    I love pocket watches.

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


    A quick google search will turn up quite a number of them. The question is, do you want mechanical or quartz? This is a reasonable mechanical one www.amazon.com/Charles-Hubert-Paris-Mechanical-Pocket-Watch/dp/B002NSMFEG/ref=pd_ts_watch_5?ie=UTF8&s=watches and is about as low a price as you want to go for mechanical. I recommend against the quartz huntercase watches, the ones with the flip tops, as they tend to be poor quality. But the quartz open face have good models as low as 19. As with the old ones, the huntercase watches have large openings for the lid sprin and latch, and are not the least bit water resistant. If… Read more »

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