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Sold Pristine Illinois Pocket Watch Grade 161A 60 Hour Bunn Special with Elinvar Hairspring Housed in a Illinois Model 118 Case circa 1932

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Folks we are pleased to offer for your consideration this truly exceptional Illinois Railroad Grade Pocket Watch 60 Hour Bunn Special circa 1932. This rare Illinois Pocket Watch has the reputation of being one of the most accurate pocket watches designed by Illinois Watch Company with the Grade 161A Movement Type llP, 60 Hour Mainspring and the Elinvar Hairspring. The Illinois Grade 161A Movement had a limited production of only 14,500 in total keeping demand high for this finest of pocket watches. This pristine Illinois Bunn Special 161A Movement has the beautiful Sunburst damasking. This fine Illinois Pocket Watch has one of most desired configurations with the fine 161A Movement, 10K Gold Filled Star/Illinois Model 118 Railroad Case, classic Illinois Double Sunk Montgomery Railroad Dial highlighted with pristine Spade/Whip Railroad Hands. This fine Illinois Pocket Watch shows beautifully and is sure to be appreciated for generations to come.


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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Folks we are pleased to offer for your consideration this truly exceptional Illinois Railroad Grade Pocket Watch 60 Hour Bunn Special circa 1932. This rare Illinois Pocket Watch has the reputation of being one of the most accurate pocket watches designed by Illinois Watch Company with the Grade 161A Movement Type llP, 60 Hour Mainspring and the Elinvar Hairspring. The Illinois Grade 161A Movement had a limited production of only 14,500 in total keeping demand high for this finest of pocket watches. This Illinois Bunn Special 161A Movement has the beautiful Sunburst damasking and is in pristine condition. This fine Illinois Pocket Watch has one of most desired configurations with this fine 161A Movement, 10K Gold Filled Star/Illinois Model 118 Railroad Case, Illinois Double Sunk Montgomery Railroad Dial and the Spade/Whip Railroad Hands. This 60 Hour Bunn Special is a size 16 measuring 2 inches in diameter, the most popular of sizes. I so hope the many pictures and extreme magnification help tell the story of this truly exceptional Illinois Railroad Pocket Watch.

This Illinois Model 15 Grade 161A 60 Hour Bunn Special Movement is of the highest-grade movements manufactured by the Illinois Watch Company or any other manufacture for that matter. This 161A has the stunning and Sunburst or Sun Ray pattern damasked nickel silver plates, beautifully crafted. This movement is again pristine without corrosion or reckless jewelers tool marks. This Bunn Special Movement is lever set and stem wound with 21 fine Ruby Jewels, 60 Hour Mainspring, Elinvar Hairspring and is adjusted to 6 positions and heat and cold. The movement also has a high-grade micro regulator, gold balance weights, double roller, safety pinion, 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 will continue to be an extremely accurate timepiece and will challenge modern watches for accuracy. This is truly the classic Illinois Railroad Pocket Watch, one for the collection.

This classic Illinois Railroad Dial is referred to as a Double Sunk Montgomery Dial with each minute marker in Arabic numerals around the outer circumference and every 5-minute marker highlighted in red. Then we also have the stylized Illinois Arabic font also on the raised outer circumference. Then we have the recessed center chapter for the Illinois Logo and another recessed sub chapter for the second hand. Truly the classic Illinois Railroad Dial both beautiful and the height of functionality. This pristine dial is actually made using 3 pieces of copper soldiered together. Then baked with many layers of silica giving the dial the depth and that deep rich porcelain finish. This Illinois Dial is in just excellent condition and is highlighted with the classic blued steel Railroad Hands also in excellent condition. This truly fine Illinois 161A Pocket Watch shows beautifully and is sure to be appreciated for generations to come.

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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