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My father gave it to me years ago. It runs and keeps good time, but I only ran it once because I know it should be serviced. I would love to have it restored, but I know that would be really expensive. I believe it says 1838 at 4:00 on the inside of the case. Thanks for any information you guys can give me.






 

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Never heard of Tribune Watch co. But it's a stem wind so it is at oldest late 19th c. The profile looks early 20th c. To me though. Illinois case is worth a bit. Pocket watches had standardized movements and cases so it wasn't uncommon to have a different movement and case. Other than that, I have no clue.


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The watch looks like 1920s vintage. The Swiss movement was cased in an American made Illinois Watch Case Co. case. I'm guessing that the Tribune Watch Co. was a US based importer.
 
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