A Guide to Illinois Watch Co. size 12 watches, Grade A Lincoln.
Run.
Date
From
To
Total
H/O
Jls
Adj.
Run.
Date
From
To
Total
H/O
Jls
Adj.
1
1913
2,558,501  
2,558,550
50
H
21
5 Pos.
33
1919
3,454,401
3,454,500
100
H
21
5 Pos.
2
1913
2,589,751  
2,589,800
50
O
21
5 Pos.
34
1919
3,460,401
3,460,600
200
O
21
5 Pos.
3
1914
2,641,901
2,921,500
100
O
21
5 Pos.
35
1919
3,528,301
3,528,700
400
O
21
5 Pos.
4
1914
2,646,001
2,646,200
200
O
21
5 Pos.
36
1919
3,538,001
3,538,050
50
H
21
5 Pos.
5
1914
2,664,901
2,665,000
100
H
21
5 Pos.
37
1919
3,550,401
3,550,500
100
H
21
5 Pos.
6
1915
2,738,201
2,738,400
200
O
21
5 Pos.
38
1919
3,586,001
3,587,000
1,000
O
21
5 Pos.
7
1915
2,819,901
2,820,100
200
O
21
5 Pos.
39
1919
3,588,601
3,588,900
300
O
21
5 Pos.
8
1915
2,820,551
2,820,800
250
O
21
5 Pos.
40
1920
3,634,801
3,634,900
100
H
21
5 Pos.
9
1915
2,849,901
2,850,100
200
H
21
5 Pos.
41
1920
3,652,001
3,652,700
700
O
21
5 Pos.
10
1916
2,919,901
2,920,000
100
O
21
5 Pos.
42
1920
3,696,601
3,696,690
90
O
21
5 Pos.
11
1916
2,921,301
2,921,500
200
O
21
5 Pos.
43
1920
3,699,101
3,699,600
500
O
21
5 Pos.
12
1916
2,950,401
2,950,700
300
O
21
5 Pos.
44
1920
3,705,851
3,705,900
50
O
21
5 Pos.
13
1916
2,954,001
2,954,200
200
O
21
5 Pos.
45
1920
3,741,401
3,741,700
300
O
21
5 Pos.
14
1916
2,954,201
2,955,000
800
O
21
5 Pos.
46
1920
3,742,401
3,742,700
300
O
21
5 Pos.
15
1916
2,966,301
2,966,400
100
O
21
5 Pos.
47
1920
3,781,101
3,781,700
600
O
21
5 Pos.
16
1916
2,966,451
2,966,490
40
O
21
5 Pos.
48
1921
3,847,201
3,847,300
100
H
21
5 Pos.
17
1916
2,977,001
2,977,100
100
H
21
5 Pos.
49
1921
3,865,101
3,866,000
900
O
21
5 Pos.
18
1916
2,991,401
2,991,600
200
O
21
5 Pos.
50
1921
3,880,001
3,881,100
1,100
O
21
5 Pos.
19
1917
3,071,101
3,071,400
300
O
21
5 Pos.
51
1921
3,921,001
3,921,500
500
O
21
5 Pos.
20
1917
3,129,001
3,130,000
1,000
O
21
5 Pos.
52
1921
3,932,501
3,932,900
400
O
21
5 Pos.
21
1917
3,139,301
3,139,400
100
H
21
5 Pos.
53
1921
4,004,801
4,004,850
50
H
21
5 Pos.
22
1917
3,143,401
3,144,000
600
O
21
5 Pos.
54
1922
4,081,901
4,082,100
200
O
21
5 Pos.
23
1917
3,148,401
3,148,600
200
O
21
5 Pos.
55
1922
4,082,301
4,082,600
300
O
21
5 Pos.
24
1917
3,170,731
3,170,780
50
O
21
5 Pos.
56
1922
4,101,801
4,102,600
800
O
21
5 Pos.
25
1918
3,246,951
3,247,000
50
O
21
5 Pos.
57
1922
4,210,001
4,211,000
1,000
O
21
5 Pos.
26
1918
3,253,001
3,253,600
600
O
21
5 Pos.
58
1923
4,395,501
4,395,700
200
H
21
5 Pos.
27
1918
3,284,401
3,284,600
200
O
21
5 Pos.
59
1923
4,478,001
4,478,800
800
O
21
5 Pos.
28
1918
3,292,601
3,293,000
400
O
21
5 Pos.
60
1926
4,478,801
4,479,000
200
H
21
5 Pos.
29
1918
3,300,001
3,301,000
1,000
O
21
5 Pos.
61
1926
4,786,001
4,786,200
200
H
21
5 Pos.
30
1918
3,349,401
3,349,700
300
O
21
5 Pos.
62
1926
4,786,201
4,787,000
800
O
21
5 Pos.
31
1918
3,388,001
3,388,350
350
O
21
5 Pos.
63
1928
5,071,001
5,071,700
700
O
21
5 Pos.
32
1919
3,433,101
3,4333,00
200
O
21
5 Pos.
      Total
21,740
     
Name
H/O
Estimate
Name
H/O
Estimate
A Lincoln
21 Jewels O.F.
19,070
Elite
21 Jewels O.F.
250
A Lincoln
21 Jewels H.
1,300
Wm. Gibbons, Philadelphia
21 Jewels O.F.
15
Chronos [ made for Abraham Straus Inc. Brooklyn N.Y.]
21 Jewels O.F.
20
Hartegen & Co. Newark ( reported not seen )
21 Jewels O.F.
 
Commodore Perry, O. Cohen Erie Pa.
21 Jewels O.F.
10
Hennegen Bates Co. Baltimore MD.
21 Jewels O.F.
100
Commodore Perry, Erie Pa.
21 Jewels O.F.
90
Illinois Watch Co.
21 Jewels O.F.
20
O. Cohen Erie Pa. Commodore Perry.
21 Jewels H.
50
Maiden America, Goodman Bros.
21 Jewels O.F.
30
Dependon, John V. Farwell Co. Chicago
21 Jewels O.F.
60
WM Ramsay, Washington D.C.
21 Jewels O.F.
45
P G Diener, Harrisburg
21 Jewels O.F.
40
     
Grade A Lincoln Runs.
Grade A Lincoln Movements found to date.
Serial numbers used on this page by the kind permission of  
Russell W Snyder
Last update 02/25/2021.

Grade A. Lincoln,
21 ruby and Sapphire jewels adjusted to 5 positions, manufactured from 1913 to 1928 a total of 21,740 movements in 62 runs make up this grade.
Model 3 open faced and model 4 hunter; bridge movements of high quality,  with double roller and patent micrometric regulator. Open faced 19,790 in
48 runs and Hunter 1,650 in 14 runs.

Observations,
The movements have mostly bright lined pattern demaskeening with the majority named A Lincoln, private labels make up the remainder. Some A
Lincoln open faced watches were sold as factory cased, hunters and the remainder of the open faced watches were sold as movements only. From
observations the watches sold as movements only have recessed dials and may fit into a size 12 case and on the factory cased models the larger
dials were fitted. Factory cased watches can be found in Wadsworth Autocrat Model cases also Wadsworth Warranted 25YRS. PDT.BOW.CROWN.
PAT. SEPT. 17 1918 marked cases, some later hunters were converted with Manheimer cases and dials.  

Description,
21 ruby and sapphire jewels; gold settings; adjusted to temperature, 5 positions and isochronism; hardened and tempered compensating balance;
double roller escapement; sapphire roller and pallet jewels; beveled steel escape wheel; entire escapement capped jeweled; gold strata center wheel;
patent micrometric screw regulator; Breguet hairspring; safety pinion; concave and polished winding wheels; double sunk dial.
Images of this grade