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.
32
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.
33
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.
34
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.
35
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.
36
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.
37
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.
38
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.
39
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.
40
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.
41
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.
42
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.
43
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.
44
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.
45
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.
46
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.
47
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.
48
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.
49
1921
3,880,001
3,881,100
1,100
O
21
5 Pos.
19
1917
3,129,001
3,130,000
1,000
O
21
5 Pos.
50
1921
3,921,001
3,921,500
500
O
21
5 Pos.
20
1917
3,139,301
3,139,400
100
H
21
5 Pos.
51
1921
3,932,501
3,932,900
400
O
21
5 Pos.
21
1917
3,143,401
3,144,000
600
O
21
5 Pos.
52
1922
4,004,801
4,004,850
50
H
21
5 Pos.
22
1917
3,148,401
3,148,600
200
O
21
5 Pos.
53
1922
4,081,901
4,082,100
200
O
21
5 Pos.
23
1917
3,170,731
3,170,780
50
O
21
5 Pos.
54
1922
4,082,301
4,082,600
300
O
21
5 Pos.
24
1918
3,246,951
3,247,000
50
O
21
5 Pos.
55
1922
4,101,801
4,102,600
800
O
21
5 Pos.
25
1918
3,253,001
3,253,600
600
O
21
5 Pos.
56
1923
4,210,001
4,211,000
1,000
O
21
5 Pos.
26
1918
3,284,401
3,284,600
200
O
21
5 Pos.
57
1923
4,395,501
4,395,700
200
H
21
5 Pos.
27
1918
3,292,601
3,293,000
400
O
21
5 Pos.
58
1923
4,478,001
4,478,800
800
O
21
5 Pos.
28
1918
3,300,001
3,301,000
1,000
O
21
5 Pos.
59
1926
4,478,801
4,479,000
200
H
21
5 Pos.
29
1918
3,349,401
3,349,700
300
O
21
5 Pos.
60
1926
4,786,001
4,786,200
200
H
21
5 Pos.
30
1918
3,388,001
3,388,350
350
O
21
5 Pos.
61
1926
4,786,201
4,787,000
800
O
21
5 Pos.
31
1919
3,433,101
3,4333,00
200
O
21
5 Pos.
62
1928
5,071,001
5,071,700
700
O
21
5 Pos.
        Total
21,440
     
Name
H/O
Estimate
Name
H/O
Estimate
A Lincoln
21 Jewels O.F.
19,020
Wm. Gibbons, Philadelphia
21 Jewels O.F.
15
A Lincoln
21 Jewels H.
1,200
Hartegen & Co. Newark ( reported not seen )
21 Jewels O.F.
 
Chronos
21 Jewels O.F.
50
Hennegen Bates Co. Baltimore MD.
21 Jewels O.F.
50
Commodore Perry, O. Cohen Erie Pa.
21 Jewels O.F.
10
Illinois Watch Co.
21 Jewels O.F.
30
Commodore Perry, O. Cohen Erie Pa.
21 Jewels H.
50
Maiden America, Goodman Bros.
21 Jewels O.F.
30
P G Diener, Harrisburg
21 Jewels O.F.
100
WM Ramsay, Washington D.C.
21 Jewels O.F.
15
Elite
21 Jewels O.F.
200
     
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 12/22/2015.
Grade A. Lincoln,
21 ruby and Sapphire jewels adjusted to 5 positions,, manufactured from 1913 to 1928 a total of 21,440 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. Dials are not
recessed into the front of the pillar plate and spread dials are fitted, and may not fit into a regular size 12 cases. This grade is similar to grade 409,
from observations the upper escapement jewel on an A. Lincoln grade has raised gold setting held with two screws. Grade 409 the upper escapement  
jewel has a recessed gold plate setting. Advertised as cased watches and also sold as movements only, its difficult to establish a primary case maker.
Later hunters were converted with Manheimer cases and dials. They are of high quality and were advertised; movements only for $53.00 in 1915.

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