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GREAT
ILLINOIS WATCH CO
1930'S

ILLINOIS WATCH CO
ILLINOIS WATCH CASE CO
COMPACT

W/HIGH GRADE SILVERED MIRROR
PICTURE HOLDER
AND
HINGED WATCH

US/SHIPPING 2 DAY AIR INSURED SIGNATURE
19.00


19.00

The Illinois Watch Case Company was a major manufacture in Elgin Illinois. Many unique brands purchased IWCC WATCH CASES, such as The [THESE ARE NOT ELGIN WATCH CO] "Elgin Giant", "Elgin Pride", "Tivoli", "Spartan", and "Elgin Commander".

IWCCo also started the "Elgin American" line of lady's compacts and cigarette cases [THESE ARE NOT ELGIN WATCH CO] .

The use of the name "Elgin" in their brand names, or marking the cases with "Elgin USA" has often lead people to believe that the watch was made by the Elgin National Watch Company when it was made by someone else, or to think that another brand of watch no longer has its original case because it is "now in an Elgin case."

Several battles, one all the way to the Supreme Court ruled in favor of IWCC and against ELGIN. Yet they upheld that Elgin was the only entity allowed to use the name Elgin on a watch. But, due to the fact IWCC operated in the city of Elgin. like Elgin, they could use the name in/for watch cases as well as compacts and cigarette cases.    

In the 1950's, the watch case business ran into hard times. A lot of this due to cheap labor overseas, and the fact Japan had assistance of the USA, the Illinois Watch Case Company EVENTUALLY moved their manufacturing of cigarette cases and Lady's Compacts to Japan...

THIS COMPACT IS ONE OF THE VERY FIRST
WE VIEW THE IWCC ON THE CASE
ALSO IN SCRIPT
AND WITH NOTE THE
"ILLINOIS"
SIGNATURE ON THE WATCH

 

 

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WATCH WAS SERVICED
SETS WINDS KEEPS TIME
AWESOME
HINGED MOUNTING
MAKE THE WATCH
EASY TO SET AND WIND

 

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EXTERNAL CASE ID IN FANTASTIC CONDITION

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ALL CLOSURES/LICKS OPERATE PROPERLY
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YOU HAVE THE COMPACT/MAKE UP AREA WITH MIRROR
WITH MORE THAN  IS ADEQUATE ROOM 

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THEN YOU HAVE  THE
WATCH CASE AREA


NOTE THE

PLASTIC WITH "CANVAS" PICTURE AREA
WHERE A PHOTO CAN BE PLACED

THE WATCH CASE FLIPS BACK AND DOWN
SO YOU CAN SET WITH EASE
AND

SEETHE DIAL/FACE

THERE IS ROOM FOR A FEW
KEYS
CHANGE
???AND???

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THE CASE WILL MOVE FLAT ONTO
THE PICTURE FRAME


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NOTE THE CUT OUT WHICH
ALLOWS THE CASE TO DROP 

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ALL LOCKS WORK

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ILLINOIS WATCH COMPANY
ILLINOIS WATCH CASE COMPANY

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FINISH IS ORIGINAL 24KT.

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PICTURE HOLDER LIKE NEW

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A CLICK FOR "DIRTY HANDS A MUST"
BY ROCK WITH PICTURES

YOU WILL NOT BE TAKEN AWAY LOL