A Guide to Illinois Watch Co. size 12 watches, Grade 404.
Run.
Date
From
To
Total
H/O
Jls
Adj.
Run.
Date
From
To
Total
H/O
Jls
Adj.
1
1911
2,337,001
2,337,010
10
H
17
Unadj.
82
1916
2,953,001
2,953,900
900
O
17
Unadj.
2
1911
2,337,011
2,337,020
10
O
17
Unadj.
83
1916
2,960,001
2,961,000
1,000
O
17
Unadj.
3
1911
2,386,531
2,386,580
50
O
17
Unadj.
84
1916
2,965,001
2,966,000
1,000
O
17
Unadj.
4
1912
2,406,081
2,406,100
20
H
17
Unadj.
85
1916
2,972,001
2,973,000
1,000
O
17
Unadj.
5
1912
2,488,881
2,488,960
80
O
17
Unadj.
86
1916
2,982,001
2,983,000
1,000
O
17
Unadj.
6
1913
2,524,301
2,524,600
300
H
17
Unadj.
87
1916
2,987,001
2,988,000
1,000
O
17
Unadj.
7
1913
2,524,801
2,525,000
200
O
17
Unadj.
88
1916
2,990,001
2,991,000
1,000
O
17
Unadj.
8
1913
2,530,001
2,530,370
370
O
17
Unadj.
89
1916
2,995,001
2,996,000
1,000
O
17
Unadj.
9
1913
2,530,391
2,530,400
10
O
17
Unadj.
90
1916
3,001,001
3,002,000
1,000
O
17
Unadj.
10
1913
2,550,001
2,550,500
500
O
17
Unadj.
91
1916
3,009,001
3,009,400
400
O
17
Unadj.
11
1913
2,558,201
2,558,300
100
H
17
Unadj.
92
1916
3,009,501
3,009,800
300
O
17
Unadj.
12
1913
2,558,581
2,558,590
10
H
17
Unadj.
93
1916
3,009,901
3,010,000
100
O
17
Unadj.
13
1913
2,561,301
2,561,500
200
O
17
Unadj.
94
1916
3,022,901
3,024,000
1,100
H
17
Unadj.
14
1913
2,569,601
2,570,000
400
O
17
Unadj.
95
1916
3,047,001
3,048,000
1,000
H
17
Unadj.
15
1913
2,573,001
2,573,200
200
O
17
Unadj.
96
1916
3,053,001
3,054,000
1,000
O
17
Unadj.
16
1913
2,580,001
2,580,200
200
H
17
Unadj.
97
1917
3,062,001
3,063,000
1,000
O
17
Unadj.
17
1913
2,589,401
2,589,500
100
O
17
Unadj.
98
1917
3,067,001
3,067,400
400
O
17
Unadj.
18
1913
2,590,001
2,590,600
600
O
17
Unadj.
99
1917
3,067,401
3,067,500
100
O
17
Unadj.
19
1913
2,594,801
2,595,000
200
H
17
Unadj.
100
1917
3,067,501
3,069,000
1,500
O
17
Unadj.
20
1914
2,596,001
2,596,100
100
H
17
Unadj.
101
1917
3,080,001
3,081,000
1,000
O
17
Unadj.
21
1914
2,626,301
2,626,800
500
O
17
Unadj.
102
1917
3,099,001
3,100,000
1,000
O
17
Unadj.
22
1914
2,631,301
2,631,330
30
H
17
Unadj.
103
1917
3,110,001
3,111,000
1,000
O
17
Unadj.
23
1914
2,632,501
2,632,650
150
H
17
Unadj.
104
1917
3,128,001
3,129,000
1,000
O
17
Unadj.
24
1914
2,632,651
2,632,800
150
H
17
Unadj.
105
1917
3,138,001
3,138,800
800
H
17
Unadj.
25
1914
2,640,101
2,640,200
100
O
17
Unadj.
106
1917
3,141,001
3,142,000
1,000
O
17
Unadj.
26
1914
2,641,601
2,641,800
200
O
17
Unadj.
107
1917
3,147,001
3,148,000
1,000
O
17
Unadj.
27
1914
2,646,601
2,646,900
300
O
17
Unadj.
108
1917
3,156,001
3,156,500
500
O
17
Unadj.
28
1914
2,657,001
2,657,600
600
O
17
Unadj.
109
1917
3,156,501
3,157,000
500
O
17
Unadj.
29
1914
2,664,301
2,664,600
300
H
17
Unadj.
110
1917
3,169,221
3,169,250
30
O
17
Unadj.
30
1914
2,687,001
2,687,400
400
H
17
Unadj.
111
1917
3,169,251
3,169,260
10
O
17
Unadj.
31
1915
2,690,731
2,690,800
70
O
17
Unadj.
112
1917
3,169,261
3,169,270
10
O
17
Unadj.
32
1915
2,701,001
2,701,570
570
O
17
Unadj.
113
1917
3,169,271
3,169,300
30
O
17
Unadj.
33
1915
2,718,101
2,718,500
400
O
17
Unadj.
114
1917
3,169,301
3,169,310
10
O
17
Unadj.
34
1915
2,722,301
2,722,700
400
H
17
Unadj.
115
1917
3,171,001
3,171,300
300
H
17
Unadj.
35
1915
2,723,401
2,724,000
600
O
17
Unadj.
116
1917
3,171,301
3,171,400
100
H
17
Unadj.
36
1915
2,733,001
2,733,200
200
O
17
Unadj.
117
1917
3,171,401
3,171,800
400
H
17
Unadj.
37
1915
2,733,601
2,734,000
400
O
17
Unadj.
118
1917
3,179,001
3,180,000
1,000
O
17
Unadj.
38
1915
2,738,001
2,738,110
110
O
17
Unadj.
119
1917
3,193,001
3,194,000
1,000
O
17
Unadj.
39
1915
2,738,121
2,738,200
80
O
17
Unadj.
120
1917
3,198,001
3,199,000
1,000
O
17
Unadj.
40
1915
2,748,201
2,748,800
600
O
17
Unadj.
121
1917
3,205,001
3,205,900
900
H
17
Unadj.
41
1915
2,752,401
2,753,000
600
H
17
Unadj.
122
1917
3,213,001
3,214,000
1,000
O
17
Unadj.
42
1915
2,753,301
2,754,000
700
O
17
Unadj.
123
1917
3,226,001
3,228,000
2,000
O
17
Unadj.
43
1915
2,763,001
2,763,100
100
O
17
Unadj.
124
1917
3,230,001
3,231,000
1,000
O
17
Unadj.
44
1915
2,763,601
2,763,900
300
H
17
Unadj.
125
1918
3,260,451
3,260,500
50
O
17
Unadj.
45
1915
2,775,101
2,776,100
1,000
O
17
Unadj.
126
1918
3,275,001
3,276,000
1,000
H
17
Unadj.
46
1915
2,776,701
2,777,000
300
O
17
Unadj.
127
1918
3,276,001
3,277,000
1,000
O
17
Unadj.
47
1915
2,783,001
2,783,220
220
O
17
Unadj.
128
1918
3,283,001
3,284,000
1,000
O
17
Unadj.
48
1915
2,791,101
2,791,500
400
H
17
Unadj.
129
1918
3,299,001
3,300,000
1,000
O
17
Unadj.
49
1915
2,791,901
2,792,000
100
O
17
Unadj.
130
1918
3,320,001
3,321,000
1,000
O
17
Unadj.
50
1915
2,801,001
2,801,600
600
O
17
Unadj.
131
1918
3,335,001
3,335,900
900
O
17
Unadj.
51
1915
2,801,701
2,802,000
300
O
17
Unadj.
132
1918
3,337,001
3,337,300
300
H
17
Unadj.
52
1915
2,804,001
2,804,800
800
O
17
Unadj.
133
1918
3,337,301
3,337,700
400
H
17
Unadj.
53
1915
2,819,201
2,819,900
700
O
17
Unadj.
134
1918
3,337,701
3,338,000
300
H
17
Unadj.
54
1915
2,820,301
2,820,400
100
O
17
Unadj.
135
1918
3,351,001
3,352,000
1,000
O
17
Unadj.
55
1915
2,832,701
2,833,000
300
O
17
Unadj.
136
1918
3,400,001
3,400,900
900
O
17
Unadj.
56
1915
2,837,001
2,837,520
520
O
17
Unadj.
137
1918
3,400,901
3,401,000
100
O
17
Unadj.
57
1915
2,842,201
2,842,800
600
O
17
Unadj.
138
1918
3,403,001
3,404,000
1,000
O
17
Unadj.
58
1915
2,848,301
2,849,000
700
O
17
Unadj.
139
1818
3,410,001
3,411,000
1,000
H
17
Unadj.
59
1915
2,849,601
2,849,900
300
H
17
Unadj.
140
1918
3,423,001
3,423,400
400
O
17
Unadj.
60
1915
2,850,601
2,850,900
300
O
17
Unadj.
141
1918
3,423,401
3,424,000
600
O
17
Unadj.
61
1915
2,856,001
2,856,200
200
O
17
Unadj.
142
1919
3,433,301
3,433,700
400
O
17
Unadj.
62
1915
2,856,251
2,856,400
150
O
17
Unadj.
143
1919
3,444,001
3,445,000
1,000
O
17
Unadj.
63
1915
2,867,301
2,867,400
100
O
17
Unadj.
144
1919
3,454,701
3,455,900
1,200
H
17
Unadj.
64
1915
2,867,501
2,867,700
200
O
17
Unadj.
145
1919
3,474,001
3,476,000
2,000
O
17
Unadj.
65
1915
2,870,401
2,870,800
400
H
17
Unadj.
146
1919
3,483,001
3,484,000
1,000
O
17
Unadj.
66
1916
2,893,501
2,893,700
200
O
17
Unadj.
147
1919
3,518,001
3,519,000
1,000
O
17
Unadj.
67
1916
2,893,801
2,894,000
200
O
17
Unadj.
148
1919
3,544,001
3,545,000
1,000
O
17
Unadj.
68
1916
2,897,101
2,897,390
290
O
17
Unadj.
149
1919
3,551,001
3,553,000
2,000
O
17
Unadj.
69
1916
2,897,401
2,897,500
100
O
17
Unadj.
150
1919
3,558,001
3,559,000
1,000
O
17
Unadj.
70
1916
2,903,601
2,903,680
80
O
17
Unadj.
151
1919
3,571,001
3,572,000
1,000
H
17
Unadj.
71
1916
2,904,501
2,904,600
100
O
17
Unadj.
152
1919
3,587,001
3,588,000
1,000
O
17
Unadj.
72
1916
2,908,501
2,908,900
400
H
17
Unadj.
153
1919
3,605,001
3,605,850
850
O
17
Unadj.
73
1916
2,911,701
2,911,900
200
O
17
Unadj.
154
1919
3,607,001
3,607,650
650
H
17
Unadj.
74
1916
2,914,901
2,915,000
100
O
17
Unadj.
155
1919
3,607,651
3,607,700
50
O
17
Unadj.
75
1916
2,916,001
2,916,300
300
O
17
Unadj.
156
1919
3,607,701
3,608,000
300
H
17
Unadj.
76
1916
2,933,501
2,933,900
400
O
17
Unadj.
157
1920
3,641,801
3,642,000
200
O
17
Unadj.
77
1916
2,944,501
2,944,600
100
O
17
Unadj.
158
1920
3,657,001
3,657,050
50
O
17
Unadj.
78
1916
2,944,701
2,944,800
100
O
17
Unadj.
159
1920
3,657,101
3,657,200
100
O
17
Unadj.
79
1916
2,946,301
2,946,550
250
H
17
Unadj.
160
1920
3,675,701
3,675,900
200
H
17
Unadj.
80
1916
2,948,801
2,949,000
200
O
17
Unadj.
161
1920
3,686,501
3,686,900
400
O
17
Unadj.
81
1916
2,950,001
2,950,100
100
O
17
Unadj.
162
1923
4,324,551
4,324,600
50
O
17
Unadj.
                  Total
82,820
 
Serial numbers used on this page by the kind permission of
Russell W Snyder
Name
H/O
Estimate
Name
H/O
Estimate
Arkema Special, [made for Archie K. May, York Pa.]
17 Jewels H.
10
T A James Petersburg VA.
17 Jewels O.F.
20
Aristocrat
17 Jewels O.F.
670
Wm Kreisel
17 Jewels H.
20
Aristocrat
17 Jewels H.
375
Kay & Co. 'Made for'
17 Jewels H.
200
Ariston  U.S.A. [Made for Marshall Field & Co.]
17 Jewels O.F.
180
Kruckmeyer & Cohn, Eansville Ind.
17 Jewels O.F.
50
Ariston Jr. U.S.A. [Made for Marshall Field & Co.]
17 Jewels O.F.
130
Lebolt Co. New York - Chicago
17 Jewels O.F.
30
Ariston Jr. U.S.A. [Made for Marshall Field & Co.]
17 Jewels H.
20
Lexington Watch Providence R.I. [Made for Baird-North Co.]
17 Jewels O.F.
30
Aronson Bros. Dunkirk New York 'Expressly made for'
17 Jewels O.F.
10
Lexington Watch Providence R.I. [Made for Baird-North Co.]
17 Jewels H.
50
Aronson Bros. Dunkirk New York 'Expressly made for'
17 Jewels H.
50
T Lundy, San Fransisco.
17 Jewels O.F.
100
F C Bode & Son, 1804 Market St. Philadelphia
17 Jewels O.F.
40
H Mahler's Sons Raleigh NC.
17 Jewels O.F.
220
E W Chamberlain, Akron Ohio 'Made for'
17 Jewels O.F.
30
C E Masters, Ft Atkinson Wis.  
17 Jewels O.F.
50
Chronos
17 Jewels O.F.
150
Milton
17 Jewels O.F.
70
Chronos
17 Jewels H.
50
Milton
17 Jewels H.
75
L P Currence Clarksburg W. Va.
17 Jewels O.F.
10
S J Morton
17 Jewels O.F.
20
J H Ehrlich 'Expressly made for'
17 Jewels O.F.
150
Paramount
17 Jewels O.F.
700
J H Ehrlich 'Expressly made for'
17 Jewels H.
110
Paramount
17 Jewels H.
50
Empire Special
17 Jewels O.F.
100
Penn Special
17 Jewels O.F.
60
John E Fischer, Philadelphia
17 Jewels O.F.
20
Plymouth
17 Jewels O.F.
800
H Fraiberg & Son Cleveland O.
17 Jewels H.
50
Precise
17 Jewels O.F.
230
Robert J Gebert Camden N.J.
17 Jewels O.F.
50
Railroad Dispatcher Special [Made for J M Roberts Pitts. Pa.]
17 Jewels O.F.
170
B Gutter & Sons, New York "Specially Made For"
17 Jewels O.F.
20
Railroad Dispatcher Special [Made for J M Roberts Pitts. Pa.]
17 Jewels H.
30
Hawkeye Watch Co.
17 Jewels H.
30
Rockland
17 Jewels O.F.
100
Geo R Holmes St Paul
17 Jewels H.
40
Charles F Sarbaugh, Hanover PA.
17 Jewels H.
50
Illinois
17 Jewels O.F.
4,000
Schaefer & Addison, Baltimore Md.
17 Jewels H.
100
Illinois
17 Jewels H.
1,550
C R Smith & Son Philadelphia
17 Jewels O.F.
100
Illinois No. 860
17 Jewels H.
50
Sorensen Co. S.F. Cal. 'Special'
17 Jewels O.F.
30
Illinois Central
17 Jewels O.F.
3,840
Standard, St Louis [made for Mermod Jaccard & King Co.]
17 Jewels O.F.
30
Illinois Central
17Jewels H.
2,000
C Wm Stentzel & Sons Brooklyn New York
17 Jewels O.F.
20
Illinois Watch Co.  
17 Jewels O.F.
52,540
Tanner Special
17 Jewels O.F.
140
Illinois Watch Co.
17 Jewels H.
10,000
J J Thomson, Grand Rapids Mich. 'Made for'
17 Jewels H.
150
Illinois Watch Co. Cowell & Hubbard
17 Jewels O.F.
200
Ultimus
17 Jewels O.F.
50
Illinois Watch Co. No 805
17 Jewels O.F.
750
Julius C Walk & Son Indianapolis Ind.
17 Jewels O.F.
50
Illinois Watch Co. No 805
17 Jewels H.
600
Jason Weiler & Sons Boston
17 Jewels O.F.
50
Illinois Watch Co. No 860
17 Jewels O.F.
200
J L Wolff, Paducan Ky. 'Made for'
17 Jewels O.F.
40
Jacob's Special Muskegon, Mich
17 Jewels O.F.
30
Zook's Special, Lancaster Pa.
17 Jewels O.F.
30
Jaeckle Bros. Jersey City.
17 Jewels H.
20
     
Grade 404 Movements found to date.
Grade 404 runs.
Last update 08/12/2020.

Grade 404,
17 jewels unadjusted, manufactured from 1911 to 1923 a total of 82,720 movements in 162 runs make up this grade. Model 3 open faced and model
4 hunter; bridge movements of medium quality, early models single roller and patent micrometric regulator. Open faced 66,850 in 125 runs and
Hunter 15,870 in 37 runs.

Observations,
The movements are mostly bright striped pattern demaskeening with the majority named Illinois and Illinois Watch Co., named and private labels make
up the remainder. Double roller marked on movements from run 102.

Variants,
Two types of escapement bridge can be found, the majority have the two fingered bridge. The Ariston movements have a full plate bridge.
An estimate of 200 Illinois Watch Co. models were made for The Cowell & Hubbard Co. they have burnished set jewels on the bridges, the dials are
not recessed into the pillar plate and may require a larger case. Similar watches for this company were made in grades 405, 406 and 409.  

Description,
17 jewels, oreide settings; adjusted to temperature; spring tempered compensating balance with timing screws; single & double roller escapement;
hardened and polished escape wheel; sapphire pallets; sapphire jewel pins; gold beveled and polished center wheel; Breguet hairspring; patent
micrometric screw regulator; safety screw center pinion; perfect self locking setting device; concave and polished winding wheels; safety recoil click.
Images of models in this grade, image 3 was made for Cowell & Hubbard Co. and has burnished set jewels.