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Sold Antique Illinois Pocket Watch Railroad Grade Bunn Special Housed in 14K White Gold Filled Bunn Special Marked Case circa 1923

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Folks we are pleased to offer for your consideration this truly fine Illinois Bunn Special circa 1923; the classic lever set Railroad Pocket Watch. The Bunn Special was a mainstay in the Illinois line up of fine railroad grade pocket watches. This pristine Illinois Bunn Special Movement is housed in this beautiful White Gold Fill Bunn Special marked Wadsworth Railroad Case. This fine Bunn is faced with a pristine Illinois Double Sunk Railroad Dial. The Bunn Special is a size 16 measuring 2 inches in diameter, the most popular of sizes. This fine Illinois Pocket Watch has one of most desired configurations with the pristine Bunn Special Movement, Illinois Railroad Dial and Blued Steel Spade/Whip Hands in the classic Illinois purple and this stunning Bunn Special Case showing only minor wear.


All Antique and Vintage Pocket Watches are Cleaned, Oiled and Adjusted for accuracy and Warranted for 1 Full Year from date of purchase. As always we include an Acrylic Display Stand as pictured, Polishing Cloth, Pocket Watch Pouch and a high quality Gift Box.

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Folks we are pleased to offer for your consideration this truly fine Illinois Bunn Special circa 1923; the classic lever set Railroad Pocket Watch. The Bunn Special was a mainstay in the Illinois line up of fine railroad grade pocket watches. This pristine Illinois Bunn Special Movement is housed in this beautiful White Gold Fill Bunn Special marked Wadsworth Railroad Case. This fine Bunn is faced with a pristine Illinois Double Sunk Railroad Dial. The Bunn Special is a size 16 measuring 2 inches in diameter, the most popular of sizes. This fine Illinois Pocket Watch has one of most desired configurations with the pristine Bunn Special Movement, Illinois Railroad Dial and Blued Steel Spade/Whip Hands in the classic Illinois purple and this stunning Bunn Special Case showing only minor wear. I so hope the many pictures and extreme magnification help tell the story of this truly exceptional Illinois Pocket Watch.

This classic Illinois Railroad Dial is in pristine condition with the classic stylized Illinois Arabic font numerals. This Illinois dial is referred to as double sunk, we have a raised outer chapter for the stylized Arabic numerals and every 5-minute marker highlighted in red around the outer circumference. Then we have a recessed center chapter for the Illinois logo and a recessed sub chapter for the second hand. Truly the classic Illinois Railroad Dial both beautiful and the height of functionality. This dial is actually made using 3 pieces of metal soldiered together, then baked with many layers of silica giving the dial the depth and that rich glass like porcelain finish. This pristine dial is again without flaws and has the original beautiful Blued Steel Spade / Whip Railroad Hands also in excellent condition. Illinois was know for heat-treating their hands just beyond blue to a beautiful purple hue and these are an excellent example and highly desired. This fine Illinois Pocket Watch again shows just beautifully.

This Illinois Grade Bunn Special is of the highest-grade movements and is a Model 9 with only 302,230 in total manufactured from 1913 through 1930. This Bunn Special was again truly manufactured to the highest of standards. This stunning movement is highlighted with the Sunburst or Ray pattern damasked nickel plates, beautifully crafted. This movement is again without corrosion or reckless jewelers tool marks. This is truly a classic Illinois Pocket Watch, one for the collection. This is again a size 16 measuring two inches in diameter the most popular of sizes. This Bunn Special Movement is lever set and stem wound with 21 fine Ruby Jewels and adjusted to 5 positions. The mainspring is amazing both in thickness of the steel alloy and the length they squeezed into the mainspring barrel I am a sorry I do not have a photograph. The movement is also adjusted to heat and cold with a high-grade micro regulator, gold balance weights, gold jewel settings raised and flush, gold center wheel and train with a steel escapement. One of the finest Railroad Pocket Watches manufactured and an extremely accurate pocket watch.

This is another excellent example of the late 19th early 20th Century ingenuity that made the American Pocket Watch a worldwide standard for accuracy and beauty in timekeeping.

All Antique and Vintage Pocket Watches are Cleaned, Oiled and Adjusted for accuracy and Warranted for 1 Full Year from date of purchase. As always we include an Acrylic Display Stand as pictured, Polishing Cloth, Pocket Watch Pouch and a high quality Gift Box.

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