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Extra Fine Highest of Grade Railroad Pocket Watches This Illinois 23 Jewel Bunn Special Housed in a Beautiful 10K Gold Fill Illinois Case circa 1921

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Folks we are please to offer for your consideration this 23 Jewel Illinois Bunn Special circa 1921; this is of the highest-grade lever set Railroad Pocket Watches manufactured. This pristine Illinois Bunn Special Movement is faced with the classic Illinois Double Sunk Montgomery Railroad Dial. This fine Illinois Pocket Watch has one of most desired configurations with the pristine Bunn Special 23 Jewel Movement with the jeweled 48 Hour Motor Barrel, Illinois Double Sunk Montgomery Railroad Dial and Blued Steel Spade/Whip Hands heat-treated to the classic Illinois purple and housed in this classic Illinois Case Company Railroad Case. This Bunn Special is a size 16 measuring 2 inches in diameter, the most popular of size pocket watches.


All Antique and Vintage Pocket Watches are cleaned, oiled and adjusted for accuracy and warranted for 1 full year from date of purchase.

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Folks we are please to offer for your consideration this 23 Jewel Illinois Bunn Special circa 1921; this is of the highest-grade lever set Railroad Pocket Watches manufactured. This pristine Illinois Bunn Special Movement is faced with the classic Illinois Double Sunk Montgomery Railroad Dial. This fine Illinois Pocket Watch has one of most desired configurations with the pristine Bunn Special 23 Jewel Movement with the jeweled 48 Hour Motor Barrel, Illinois Double Sunk Montgomery Railroad Dial and Blued Steel Spade/Whip Hands heat-treated to the classic Illinois purple and housed in this classic Illinois Case Company Railroad Case. This Bunn Special is a size 16 measuring 2 inches in diameter, the most popular of size pocket watches. I so hope the many pictures and extreme magnification help tell the story of this truly exceptional 23 Jewel Illinois Railroad Pocket Watch.

This Illinois Grade Bunn Special with the 23 Jewel Movement is of the highest-grade movements the Illinois Watch Company Manufactured. This is a Model 9 and the records do not have the total number of these 23 Jewel Movements manufactured, the number is very low. The total number of Bunn Specials was only 302,230 in total manufactured from 1913 through 1930 and just a small percentage had the 23 Jewel Movement with the jeweled motor barrel. This Bunn Special is again manufactured to the highest of standards. This stunning movement is highly desired with the Sunburst or Ray pattern damasked nickel plates, beautifully crafted. This movement is again without corrosion or reckless jewelers tool marks. This Bunn Special Movement is lever set and stem wound with 23 fine Ruby Jewels and a Jeweled Motor Barrel for extreme accuracy. This 23 Jewels Bunn with the 48 Hour Motor Barrel is adjusted to 6 positions and is also adjusted to heat and cold. The movement has a high-grade micro regulator, gold balance weights, gold jewel settings raised and flush, gold center wheel and train with a steel escapement. This finest of Railroad Pocket Watches was designed for extreme accuracy and is sure to be appreciated for many generations to come, truly an heirloom pocket watch. This classic Illinois Railroad Dial is referred to a Montgomery Dial with each minute counted out in Arabic numerals around the outer circumference, and every 5-mintue marker highlighted in red the height of functionality.

This Illinois dial is a double sunk dial, which has the raised outer chapter for the stylized Arabic numerals for the hour and the sixty minutes around the outer circumference. Then we have a recessed center chapter for the Illinois logo then an additional recessed sub chapter for the second hand. Truly the classic Illinois Montgomery 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 fine dial is very good condition with only minor crazing and magnification need to see. This fine Montgomery Dial, 23 Jewel Bunn Movement, Illinois Case and the beautifully blued/purple hands are in excellent condition. This fine Illinois Pocket Watch is an excellent timekeeper and shows beautifully.

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.

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