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This Calibre 34, an Elgin I with hidden winding wheels, is very rare.
John Williams was president of the First National bank of Springfield. In 1879, due to financial difficulties, the company was reorganized and the name changed to the Illinois Springfield Watch Company.Calibre 48, shown here, is a very rare movement and in many ways serves as a bridge between the earlier Seeland movements and the later Calibre IWC movements.It is an Elgin III developed by IWC’s then technical director, .The original records for these movements, generally produced in very low quantities, do not exist until around 1884.After Seeland movements, the first were Calibres 28 and 29, known as à bascule pilier.
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Though the first movements were produced in 1872, the company really didn't achieve full production until 1875.