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| Illinois 17S 23J
Sangamo Special 60 Hour
MARKED "SIXTY HOUR"
White GF "Rigid Bow" Case
Mint 17S Dial
2,000 Total Production
THREE STAR WATCH
Like New...All Original
| Circa 1926, LS, Adjusted to temp. and 6 positions, double roller, marked sixty hour on movement, gold train, RR Grade/Approved, this is a very rare and special Illinois...A Sixty Hour Marked Sangamo Special RR Watch fitted with a mint original 17 Size Sangamo dial and a beautiful rigid bow 17s case! It features a beautiful scratch free movement....one of the nicest marked 60 movements I have ever seen! Watch is all original...just like it came from the factory in 1926! Only 2,000 of these beauties were ever made
Case... is as stated above, and in very good condition...beautiful plain polished back, no wear thru at all, just look at that dust cover! Marked "Sangamo Special" on inside back and dust cover. The "Braided" sides are also like new, see the pics. Hinges are tight. Hard to find a case like this in this nice of condition. Nice Glass Domed Crystal. Beautiful scarce Wadsworth 14K White GF Rigid Bow Model Case!
Dial... is original double sunk Illinois bold Arabic type dial, and is original to the watch. Correct 17 size Sangamo Numeraled dial. It is perfect...no blems or hairlines! Also has the correct triple matching gorgeous deep royal blued Sangamo "kite" hands. Beautiful, clean, hairline free truly mint original 17 size Illinois Dial.
Movement... is Illinois' famous Model 13 Sangamo Special Sixty Hour marked sixty hour. This is the top of the line, folks. The ultimate railroad watch. Also marked Adjusted Temp. and Six Positions and 23 jewels, gold train. Only 2,000 of these were made. The movement is in like new condition, showing no scratches and/or deterioration. Truly one of the finest examples I have seen. Red lettering still standing out as when new. We have just fully serviced this watch so you can rest assured it will run and time as good as it looks. Winds as smooth as butter, as these should.
Folks, this is as good of an example of the Model 13 Marked Sixty Hour Type as you're likely to find. (and these are definitely not easy to come by.) If you're wanting one of these for your collection, this really would make an excellent choice. These have come down in price a little, they will most assuredly head back up soon.
Book lists this as a 3 Star Watch,
Now is an excellent time to buy into a great investment, as well as own one of the finest examples out there. Take advantage of this while you can! Rare 17 Size Sangamo Special Marked Sixty Hour with a gorgeous Rigid Bow case and a perfect dial...What A Showpiece!......$2,985.00