A Guide to Illinois Watch Co. size 12 watches, Grade 228.
Run.
Date
From
To
Total
H/O
Jls
Adj.
Run.
Date
From
To
Total
H/O
Jls
Adj.
1
1904
1,735,981
1,736,000
20
O
15
Unadj.
74
1910
2,303,601
2,303,900
300
H
15
Unadj.
2
1905
1,762,001
1,762,130
130
O
15
Unadj.
75
1910
2,308,801
2,309,000
200
O
15
Unadj.
3
1905
1,762,211
1,762,560
350
H
15
Unadj.
76
1910
2,310,001
2,310,200
200
O
15
Unadj.
4
1905
1,776,501
1,777,000
500
O
15
Unadj.
77
1910
2,310,901
2,311,000
100
O
15
Unadj.
5
1905
1,777,801
1,778,300
500
O
15
Unadj.
78
1911
2,314,001
2,314,200
200
O
15
Unadj.
6
1905
1,778,801
1,779,300
500
H
15
Unadj.
79
1911
2,316,201
2,316,900
700
O
15
Unadj.
7
1905
1,782,101
1,782,300
200
O
15
Unadj.
80
1911
2,323,501
2,324,100
600
O
15
Unadj.
8
1905
1,783,301
1,783,800
500
H
15
Unadj.
81
1911
2,324,101
2,324,500
400
H
15
Unadj.
9
1905
1,784,701
1,785,000
300
O
15
Unadj.
82
1911
2,335,701
2,336,000
300
O
15
Unadj.
10
1905
1,789,501
1,789,800
300
H
15
Unadj.
83
1911
2,337,101
2,337,400
300
H
15
Unadj.
11
1905
1,790,801
1,790,900
100
O
15
Unadj.
84
1911
2,340,301
2,340,500
200
O
15
Unadj.
12
1905
1,812,701
1,812,900
200
H
15
Unadj.
85
1911
2,346,401
2,347,000
600
H
15
Unadj.
13
1905
1,816,801
1,817,000
200
O
15
Unadj.
86
1911
2,358,201
2,358,600
400
O
15
Unadj.
14
1905
1,820,901
1,821,100
200
H
15
Unadj.
87
1911
2,360,501
2,361,200
700
H
15
Unadj.
15
1905
1,822,001
1,822,200
200
O
15
Unadj.
88
1911
2,361,801
2,362,000
200
O
15
Unadj.
16
1905
1,842,001
1,842,200
200
H
15
Unadj.
89
1911
2,365,001
2,365,200
200
O
15
Unadj.
17
1905
1,842,801
1,843,000
200
O
15
Unadj.
90
1911
2,365,901
2,366,000
100
O
15
Unadj.
18
1906
1,846,801
1,847,000
200
O
15
Unadj.
91
1911
2,367,911
2,367,930
20
H
15
Unadj.
19
1906
1,855,401
1,855,600
200
H
15
Unadj.
92
1911
2,368,001
2,368,200
200
O
15
Unadj.
20
1906
1,858,101
1,858,300
200
O
15
Unadj.
93
1911
2,375,601
2,376,000
400
H
15
Unadj.
21
1906
1,862,301
1,862,600
300
O
15
Unadj.
94
1911
2,382,001
2,382,100
100
H
15
Unadj.
22
1906
1,866,101
1,866,300
200
H
15
Unadj.
95
1911
2,382,601
2,383,000
400
O
15
Unadj.
23
1906
1,872,401
1,872,600
200
O
15
Unadj.
96
1911
2,386,001
2,386,100
100
O
15
Unadj.
24
1906
1,875,401
1,875,600
200
H
15
Unadj.
97
1912
2,397,201
2,397,400
200
O
15
Unadj.
25
1906
1,880,301
1,880,600
300
O
15
Unadj.
98
1912
2,397,801
2,398,000
200
O
15
Unadj.
26
1906
1,887,401
1,887,700
300
H
15
Unadj.
99
1912
2,405,001
2,405,200
200
O
15
Unadj.
27
1906
1,893,101
1,893,400
300
O
15
Unadj.
100
1912
2,410,301
2,410,700
400
O
15
Unadj.
28
1906
1,898,601
1,899,000
400
H
15
Unadj.
101
1912
2,411,701
2,412,000
300
H
15
Unadj.
29
1906
1,904,701
1,904,900
200
H
15
Unadj.
102
1912
2,425,001
2,425,200
200
H
15
Unadj.
30
1906
1,911,401
1,911,470
70
O
15
Unadj.
103
1912
2,437,701
2,437,850
150
O
15
Unadj.
31
1906
1,911,471
1,911,500
30
O
15
Unadj.
104
1912
2,449,501
2,449,800
300
O
15
Unadj.
32
1906
1,911,501
1,911,700
200
O
15
Unadj.
105
1912
2,460,401
2,460,600
200
O
15
Unadj.
33
1906
1,915,301
1,915,600
300
H
15
Unadj.
106
1912
2,473,601
2,473,800
200
H
15
Unadj.
34
1906
1,919,301
1,919,600
300
O
15
Unadj.
107
1912
2,499,001
2,499,500
500
H
15
Unadj.
35
1906
1,922,301
1,922,600
300
H
15
Unadj.
108
1912
2,501,601
2,502,000
400
H
15
Unadj.
36
1906
1,928,301
1,928,600
300
O
15
Unadj.
109
1913
2,508,001
2,508,200
200
H
15
Unadj.
37
1906
1,929,501
1,929,800
300
H
15
Unadj.
110
1913
2,508,501
2,508,800
300
O
15
Unadj.
38
1906
1,933,701
1,934,000
300
O
15
Unadj.
111
1913
2,511,201
2,511,600
400
H
15
Unadj.
39
1906
1,940,001
1,940,300
300
O
15
Unadj.
112
1913
2,511,901
2,512,000
100
O
15
Unadj.
40
1907
1,940,801
1,941,000
200
H
15
Unadj.
113
1913
2,515,001
2,515,200
200
O
15
Unadj.
41
1907
1,946,001
1,946,300
300
H
15
Unadj.
114
1913
2,561,801
2,561,900
100
O
15
Unadj.
42
1907
1,951,001
1,951,500
500
O
15
Unadj.
115
1914
2,605,901
2,606,000
100
H
15
Unadj.
43
1907
1,951,501
1,952,000
500
H
15
Unadj.
116
1914
2,609,201
2,609,400
200
O
15
Unadj.
44
1907
1,960,001
1,960,100
100
H
15
Unadj.
117
1914
2,623,881
2,623,900
20
O
15
Unadj.
45
1907
1,982,401
1,983,000
600
H
15
Unadj.
118
1914
2,631,121
2,631,220
100
H
15
Unadj.
46
1907
1,986,401
1,987,,000
600
H
15
Unadj.
119
1915
2,699,751
2,699,790
40
O
15
Unadj.
47
1907
1,992,801
1,993,000
200
O
15
Unadj.
120
1915
2,799,201
2,799,250
50
O
15
Unadj.
48
1907
1,996,001
1,996,300
300
O
15
Unadj.
121
1915
2,799,321
2,799,330
10
O
15
Unadj.
49
1907
1,996,301
1,996,500
200
H
15
Unadj.
122
1915
2,799,561
2,799,600
40
O
15
Unadj.
50
1907
2,004,801
2,005,000
200
O
15
Unadj.
123
1915
2,799,701
2,799,710
10
O
15
Unadj.
51
1907
2,011,901
2,012,000
100
O
15
Unadj.
124
1916
2,880,001
2,880,350
350
O
15
Unadj.
52
1907
2,018,001
2,018,300
300
O
15
Unadj.
125
1916
2,880,351
2,880,500
150
H
15
Unadj.
53
1908
2,074,501
2,074,700
200
H
15
Unadj.
126
1916
2,940,921
2,940,960
40
H
15
Unadj.
54
1909
2,132,171
2,132,300
130
O
15
Unadj.
127
1916
3,040,851
3,040,860
10
O
15
Unadj.
55
1909
2,133,231
2,133,250
20
H
15
Unadj.
128
1917
3,093,401
3,093,600
200
O
15
Unadj.
56
1909
2,152,101
2,152,300
200
O
15
Unadj.
129
1917
3,094,401
3,094,450
50
H
15
Unadj.
57
1909
2,193,301
2,193,800
500
O
15
Unadj.
130
1917
3,115,001
3,115,300
300
O
15
Unadj.
58
1909
2,208,801
2,209,000
200
O
15
Unadj.
131
1917
3,120,201
3,120,400
200
H
15
Unadj.
59
1910
2,223,001
2,223,100
100
O
15
Unadj.
132
1917
3,145,101
3,145,140
40
O
15
Unadj.
60
1910
2,223,501
2,224,000
500
H
15
Unadj.
133
1917
3,145,291
3,145,320
30
H
15
Unadj.
61
1910
2,229,001
2,229,200
200
H
15
Unadj.
134
1917
3,204,501
3,204,700
200
O
15
Unadj.
62
1910
2,229,501
2,229,900
400
O
15
Unadj.
135
1917
3,235,851
3,235,860
10
H
15
Unadj.
63
1910
2,234,701
2,235,000
300
O
15
Unadj.
136
1918
3,261,501
3,261,600
100
O
15
Unadj.
64
1910
2,243,001
2,243,100
100
O
15
Unadj.
137
1918
3,270,951
3,270,970
20
O
15
Unadj.
65
1910
2,250,001
2,250,600
600
H
15
Unadj.
138
1918
3,277,991
3,278,000
10
O
15
Unadj.
66
1910
2,251,501
2,251,800
300
O
15
Unadj.
139
1918
3,309,261
3,309,300
40
 
15
Unadj.
67
1910
2,258,301
2,258,500
200
O
15
Unadj.
140
1918
3,319,001
3,319,200
200
O
15
Unadj.
68
1910
2,276,801
2,277,000
200
H
15
Unadj.
141
1918
3,358,001
3,358,300
300
O
15
Unadj.
69
1910
2,281,001
2,281,300
300
H
15
Unadj.
142
1918
3,374,201
3,374,500
300
H
15
Unadj.
70
1910
2,281,701
2,282,000
300
O
15
Unadj.
143
1918
3,399,201
3,399,230
30
H
15
Unadj.
71
1910
2,286,001
2,286,100
100
O
15
Unadj.
144
1918
3,399,701
3,399,900
200
H
15
Unadj.
72
1910
2,290,501
2,290,700
200
H
15
Unadj.
145
1918
3,414,001
3,414,050
50
O
15
Unadj.
73
1910
2,296,401
2,296,800
400
O
15
Unadj.
146
1918
3,414,601
3,414,900
300
O
15
Unadj.
        Total
34,720
     
Name
H/O
Estimate
Name
H/O
Estimate
A C Benedict & Co. New York
15 Jewels H.
100
Landis Watch Co. Chicago USA 'King Landis'
15 Jewels O.F.
130
Fred E Carlson, Kewanee Ill.
15 Jewels H
50
Gustave Lanz, Norristown, Pa.
15 Jewels O.F.
50
Constant, St Louis [Made for Mermod-Jaccard & King Co.]
15 Jewels H
20
Lebolt & Co. New York-Chicago
15 Jewels O.F.
180
A W Cornelus, Asberry Park NJ.
15 Jewels O.F.
100
I Lewkowitz, New York.
15 Jewels O.F.
100
Dependon, John V Farwell, Chicago U.S.A
15 Jewels H
20
Lexington Watch, Providence R.I. [Made for Baird-North & Co.]
15 Jewels O.F.
10
T & E Dickinson Co.
15 Jewels H
100
Lexington Watch, Providence R.I. [Made for Baird-North & Co.]
15 Jewels H.
100
Carl A Doubet, Washington DC.
15 Jewels O.F.
300
Mealy, Baltimore MD.
15 Jewels O.F.
185
W. K. Dunmore
15 Jewels H
20
John Novack, Escanaba Mich.
15 Jewels O.F.
100
Federal Watch Co. Chicago, U.S.A.
15 Jewels H
100
Railroad Dispatcher Extra [Made for J M Robrets, Pittsburgh]
15 Jewels H.
200
Ira D Garman, Philadelphia
15 Jewels O.F.
105
J M Roberts [Made for J M Robrets, Pittsburgh]
15 Jewels O.F.
100
Wm Gibbons Philadelphia
15 Jewels O.F.
80
Commodore Perry, O Cohen, Erie Pa.
15 Jewels O.F.
180
P A Goodnough Erie PA. ' Specially Made for'
15 Jewels H
60
Plymouth Watch Co. U.S.A. [Made for Sears, Roebuck Co.]
15 Jewels O.F.
130
Henn & Haynes, Chillicothe Ohio.
15 Jewels H.
80
Plymouth Watch Co. U.S.A. [Made for Sears, Roebuck Co.]
15 Jewels H.
350
Hennegen-Bates, Baltimore MD.
15 Jewels O.F.
110
Price & Landas, Titusville Pa.
15 Jewels H.
40
Hennegen-Bates, Baltimore MD.
15 Jewels H.
210
Burt Ramsay, Cleveland O.
15 Jewels O.F.
100
Herald Square [Made for R C Macy & Co.]
15 Jewels O.F.
20
Riggs & Bro. Philadelphia
15 Jewels O.F.
15
Hess & Culbertson St Louis
15 Jewels H.
50
Ben Sands, Cleveland O.
15 Jewels H.
100
Hyman & Company, Chicago
15 Jewels O.F.
220
Charles F Sarbaugh, Hanover Pa.
15 Jewels H.
350
Hyman Berg & Company, Chicago
15 Jewels O.F.
70
C R Smith & Son, Philadelpha
15 Jewels O.F.
165
Illinois Watch Co.
15 Jewels O.F.
13,200
E A Steinfelt, Galesburg Ill.
15 Jewels O.F.
150
Illinois Watch Co.
15 Jewels H.
11,800
A J Stoessel, Milwaukee
15  Jewels H.
200
Illinois Stewart
15 Jewels O.F.
1,960
Wanamaker 'Accuratus' Series [Made for John Wanamaker]
15 Jewels O.F.
100
Illinois Stewart
15 Jewels H.
850
Washington Watch Co. 'Monroe' [Made for Montgomery Ward]
15 Jewels O.F.
200
J G Kapp, Toledo, O.
15 Jewels O.F.
25
Washington Watch Co. 'Monroe' [Made for Montgomery Ward]
15  Jewels H.
160
Kauffman, Syracuse NY.
15 Jewels O.F.
50
E H Wetherhold, Allentown, Pa.
15  Jewels H.
50
Joseph Kern, Wilmington Del. 'Expressly made for'
15 Jewels H.
50
C E Wilsdorf, Cleveland O.
15 Jewels O.F.
75
Samuel Kirk & Son Co. New York
15 Jewels O.F.
60
J Wiss & Sons, Newark NJ.
15 Jewels O.F.
20
Krumrich & Konrad, Oshkosh Wis.
15 Jewels H.
100
     
Grade 228 Movements found to date.
Grade 228 Runs.
Serial numbers used on this page by the kind permission of
Russell W Snyder
Last update 12/10/2017.
Grade 228,
15 jewels unadjusted, manufactured from 1904 to 1918 a total of 34,720 movements in 146 runs make up this grade. Model 1 open faced and model 2
hunter; 3/4 plate movements of low to medium quality,  single roller and patent micrometric regulator. Open faced 19,080 in 88 runs and Hunter 15,600 in
57 runs, unidentified 40 in 1 run.

Observations,
The movements have mostly rayed pattern demaskeening with the majority named Illinois Watch Co., named and private labels make up the remainder.

Variants,
Three types of escapement bridge can be found, with the two fingered bridge fitted to most movements. The Washington Watch Co. have a  full plate
scalloped bridge and the Plymouth watch Co. have a split bridge.

Description,
15 jewels, composition settings, compensating balance with timing screws, exposed escapement, patent micrometric regulator, best quality Swiss Breguet
hairspring, patent safety center pinion, Swiss mainspring, highly polished concave visible winding wheel, sunk second dial set in recessed of plate, friction
fitted dust band, beautifully demaskeened in rayed pattern.
Movements in this grade