Washington by Illinois 16S 17J adj. hunting case movement (HCM) Senate pocket watch #2424892, beautiful nickel split-plate movement with an unusual 2 bridge layout, screw-down jewel settings and an unusual bar & concentric circle damascene pattern, porcelain enamel dial with roman numerals, red 5 minute markers and a subsidiary seconds register is marked for the jeweler "B.T. Hoffman Chicago", dial does have some faint hairlines along with a small expert repair at the edge near the lever, blue steel moon-style hands, re-cased into a heavy yellow gold filled (YGF) smooth polish screw back & bezel (SB&B) case with a large fancy monogram, possibly "SS" and heavy pendant & bow, case is showing normal even wear with a small patch of brass on the bow and a few small shallow dents along the frame, measures approx. 56mm in diameter x 71mm in length x 15mm thick (crystal included). A high quality jeweler's watch from the early 1900s in excellent condition!
- Year Made: 1912-1913
- Company: Washington (by Illinois)
- Jewels: 17J
- Setting/Movement Type:
- Adjustments: 1-3 positions
- Model/Grade: Senate
- Serial #: 2424892
- Movement Finish: nickel
- Movement Details: fancy plate layout
- Dial Material: porcelain enamel
- Dial Details: marked "B.T. Hoffman Chicago"
- Hand Style:
- Case Style:
Gold Filled - Yellow
- Case Details: re-cased
56mm (2.20 inches)
Case Length, bow included:
- Crystal Material: plastic
This watch is in good running condition, unless otherwise noted in the description. This means that on receipt, pending any item-specific running conditions noted in the description, you can expect the watch to be winding and setting properly and to run smoothly while keeping reasonable time. We consider "reasonable time" to meet these basic guidelines:
- Railroad Grade Watches will be keeping +/- 5 minutes per day
- Pocket and Wrist Watches with 15 or more jewels will be keeping +/- 10 minutes per day
- All key wind watches and watches with 14 or fewer jewels will be keeping +/- 15 minutes per day
The above guideline is the lowest standard in which we would ship out a watch, however in most cases, you will see much better timekeeping. Most of our watches have been in storage for many years, so if you plan on carrying/wearing them everyday, you should consider having them cleaned and oiled soon, and then once a year thereafter to keep them in top running condition. If the watches will be for occasional use or display, they should be cleaned and serviced every 3 to 5 years depending on use.
We do have a professional watchmaker that does all of our cleaning and repair work for us. To have your watch serviced before shipping, simply add this Cleaning/Service Agreement
to your shopping basket. The cleaning and timing service is $95, and depending on the time of the year, has a turnaround time of 1 to 3 weeks.
Please note that we provide this service in addition to the listed purchase price of our watches. If you do purchase this option and later decide to return the watch, this fee is non-refundable.
This watch comes complete with an appropriate, intact plastic crystal; however, on request PM Time Service can replace the current crystal on this
pocket watch for you. We offer a number of new and vintage crystal choices for pocket
watches; as this watch is currently offered at our
, please message us on Etsy when purchasing this item to request a new crystal.
Please note that the average turnaround time for all pocket watch crystal replacements will be two days from the placement of the order; wrist watches will typically also take two days, however we do not carry every model of crystal in stock and there may be a delay of up to seven business days as we order the correct item from our supplier.
with any further questions or for an estimate on any shipping delays.
Unlike modern quartz watches, most vintage watches need daily winding in order to keep the watch functioning for timekeeping. Additionally, there are a number of different ways to set the time other than simply pulling the crown away from the watch body. We are happy to provide an overview of each of the different setting types on our "How To Use" page
, where we also provide information on proper winding techniques for each style and some suggestions for the proper long term care and storage of your watch.