Illinois A Lincoln 21 Jewel 16s Rare Model 8 Hunting Case Pocket Watch
Lincoln HC Model 8. 16 size 21 jewel hunting case lever-set A. Lincoln is very rare in this hunting case Model 8 variant with a total production believed to be only 308 made. Movement is nicely finished with gold jewel settings, gold balance screws, gold center wheel, and a narrow stripe nickel damaskeen pattern. Dial is double-sunk enamel with Arabic hour numerals and a curved block letter “Illinois” signature and I have checked the rear of the dial and it is an original hunting case Model 8 dial. Watch is housed in a gold-filled Crescent Watch Case Co. Case with beautiful engraving detail. Case cuvette is engraved with a name and a 1915 year marking. Movement serial number is 3347503. Running though balance motion is sluggish and I think likely this movement hasn’t seen any type of servicing in quite some time. Nice looking movement overall cosmetically with good color and luster though does have some scattered fine scratches with the most notable concentration being around the serial number area. Dial is beautiful with just a few very faint hairlines. Case is very attractive with excellent engraving detail but of note is that the case rear and cuvette open wide of 90 degrees to the approximately 115 degree position (please see side view photo to show them at fully opened position). Please check out my other items this week for more great watches and watch related items for sale. New to watch collecting? – Check out the NAWCC! The NAWCC (National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors) is a group that has a 65 year history, a terrific online message board for collectors, and the NAWCC puts on many watch and clock shows across the United States every year. I’ve been an NAWCC member since 1991 and recommend it to every collector of watches or clocks.