Vintage Men's Illinois Pocket Watches
In this section, you will find a nice selection of vintage Illinois pocket watches that are typically considered gent's size, although in many cases would also be appropriate for a woman to carry. The Illinois Watch Company was founded in Springfield, Illinois and began production of its earliest branded models in 1872, although the company had been producing small runs of watches with various other markings as early as 1869. In 1927, the Hamilton Watch Company purchased Illinois and manufactured watches in the Springfield factory up until 1932. Afterwards, Hamilton continued to produce watches with Illinois Watch Company markings from their main factory in Lancaster, Pennsylvania until 1939.
As an additional resource, we've posted a Serial Number Production List which includes information for Illinois serial numbers and dates of manufacture.
For further information, examples, photos, and notes on how to wear our various styles of watches and watch accessories, please visit our How-To-Wear Guide.
You can narrow your search by going to one of the following sections, or browse all of our men's Illinois pocket watches further below.
Illinois 18S 7J HCM #844381 transitional model pocket watch, heavy WBM smooth polish SB&B case
PM2885 - This item is currently for sale at our Etsy Store
Illinois 12S 17J Stewart grade 255 pocket watch #3358633, heavy YGF smooth polish SB&B case
PM2892 - This item is currently for sale at our Etsy Store
Illinois 16S 21J adj. 6p LS 60 hour Bunn Special pocket watch #4754542, WGF Bunn Special SB&B case
PM2733 - This item is currently for sale at our Etsy Store
Washington by Illinois 16S 17J adj. HCM Senate pocket watch #2424892, YGF SB&B case with monogram
PM1228 - This item is currently for sale at our Etsy Store
Illinois 18S 11J LS "Railroader" grade 4 pocket watch #706420, heavy YGF engraved HC
PM2736 - This item is currently for sale at our Etsy Store