c. 1930 Illinois "Rockcliffe" Vintage Mens Art Deco Model 216 Watch - Uncommon Solid 14K Gold Illinois

Illinois Watch Co.

Item No. 5888SH

Today's offering showcases this very uncommon first edition Illinois Rockcliffe. It is one of only a couple handful of models the company made in solid 14K gold. Unlike most other manufacturers, solid gold wristwatches were a true rarity for Illinois.

Its curved inner bezel is especially attractive and non-traditional, and its lugs have a greated faceted design. Its Art Deco design is a bit suggestive of the glittering elegance associated with 1930's and 40's American high society.

Powering it is its original fine caliber 207 handwound movement.

It is honest and all original down the dial, all hands, and winding crown. The dial has darkened with age giving it a true vintage look. If you would like it well-restored, please inquire.

Our watchmaker has freshly cleaned and oiled it. For the finishing touch we have equipped it with a brand new Teju lizard strap making it ready for immediate enjoyment.

Included with the purchase is a full one-year warranty on the movement and its function and a custom printed Connoisseur of Time Certificate of Authenticity.

  • Manufacturer: Hamilton
  • Country of origin: U.S.A.
  • Serial no.: 5,422,600
  • Model: Rockcliffe, ref. 216
  • Year built: c. 1930
  • Functions: Hours, Minutes, Subsidiary Seconds
  • Designed for: Men
  • Dimensions: 25mm wide (excluding crown), 40mm long lug tip-to-tip
  • Case material: 14K gold
  • Case condition: Excellent condition with light wear and signs of polishing and one pin prick ding on the top left are of the case
  • Dial: Silver (warmed to a darker sepia tone), signed Illinois, gold applique stylized Arabic indexes, original and untouched. Please inquire if you would like it well-restored
  • Hands: All original, blue steel
  • Movement type: Signed Illinois, manually wound, Cal. 207, 12/0, rhodium plated, 17 ruby jewels, gold jewel settings, decorated
  • Band: Teju lizard, fully stitched, padded, brand new and unworn. We also stock lizard and a variety of others straps in various prints, skins, and colors. Please ask us if you're interested.
  • Crystal type: Mineral glass, excellent condition
  • Serviced: Yes, freshly cleaned and oiled.
  • Timing: Timed to precision on a state-of-the-art computerized system. Your watch is important to us, and we will take care of it for its lifetime. We provide the best after sale care in the business with an experienced team of watchmakers both of whom each have over forty years of experience and a large number of parts.
  • Warranty: 1-year warranty. Please email concierge@cotwatches.com for details.
  • Box/Papers: BOX - Connoisseur of Time watch presentation box; PAPERS - Custom printed Connoisseur of Time Certificate of Authenticity; New timing certificate
  • Returns: 7 days full refund. 100% satisfaction guarantee

We offer a 100% satisfaction guarantee for all of our watches. If you are in any way unsatisfied with the watch we will fully refund the purchase price anytime within 7 days after the watch has been received. Our goal is to exceed our client's expectations throughout the buying experience.

All watches are packaged carefully and mailed double boxed in specially constructed, reinforced shipping boxes designed for high value items. All watches are sent fully insured with signature required. Most of our domestic shipping is done through FedEx. At times we will also use USPS Express Mail, and we can accommodate most requests for your preferred carrier. International shipments are sent USPS International Express Mail or FedEx.

The purchase price will be the declared value of the merchandise on any required customs forms. The payment of all customs duties, tariffs, and taxes are the responsibility of the buyer.

Also note that water resistance of vintage watches can no longer be guaranteed and is not covered under the watch's warranty. We do not recommend getting a vintage watch wet, even one that was originally designed to be waterproof.

To get an idea of how this watch will look on the wrist, please use the Watch Sizing Guide


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