1925 ILLINOIS CANBY Old Stock Dial large rectangle
This watch is no longer for sale (sold on 2008-09-17)
Price : US $232.11
THE MOST NOTABLE THING ABOUT THIS WATCH IS THAT FREDRIC FRIEDBERG ORIGINALLY SOLD THIS WATCH FROM HIS COLLECTION. Popular large cut corner rectangular CANBY wristwatch in Yellow Gold Fill shows well on the wrist. There is no brassing on the front of the watch, however the back of the watch shows significant wear through along the edges where it touched the skin. Large at 27mm without crown by 38mm lug to lug, it is in keeping with todays large styles. 'Course the Canby is from the roaring twenties. Mr Friedberg replaced the original dial with a sparkling New Old Stock dial which looks sensational.
Open the hinged case to find the 17 Jewel 607 pristine movement that looks like it just came from the factory. It says Illinois Watch Co Aristocrat, #5043296. The movement has an interesting square sun ray damaskeening pattern that emanates from the center wheel. Drive train wheels are solid gold as are mounts for jewels. The movement keeps time very well, however it could do with a servicing.
The Canby was one of the first wrist watches advertised by the Illinois Watch Company. Though not rare it is a very collectable model, especially with its 9:00 o'clock second's bit.
On Sep-11-08 at 14:23:17 PDT, seller added the following information:
This watch is sold (sold on 2008-09-17)
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