Illinois Bunn Special Type III 60 Hour Housed in Desired Bunn Model Green Gold Fill Case
This Illinois Bunn Special Type III 60 Hour was the Illinois company’s answer to the railroad industry’s increasing regulatory and safety demands. With its 60 Hour Motor Barrel, this watch can go longer between winds, an essential feature that made it less likely that a rail worker’s timepiece would stop mid-service.
The movement of this watch is in excellent condition and includes the 60 Hour Motor Barrel, 21 rubies in raised gold settings, and a ray pattern nickel finish. It was produced in 1927 and is a Railroad Grade timepiece.
This watch also features an uncommon and much sought-after Green Gold Fill Case. The subtle green hue of the case is sure to catch the eye of discerning collectors. The case is in excellent condition, with some hard to notice brassing on the perimeter.
The gorgeous dial is in excellent condition, with a heavy ink saturation that makes a bold statement, further enhancing the rich appearance of this watch. Elegant heat-treated hands complement the dial, shaded to a purple hue that you will find only in watches by Illinois.
This hard-to-find timepiece’s stately and enduring presence makes it an excellent showcase item for both watch collectors and rail enthusiasts.
All our treasured timepieces are completely disassembled, expertly cleaned, and oiled using the finest quality watch oil and gear grease and adjusted for accuracy and comes with a full one-year warranty.
Manufacturer Location: Springfield, Illinois
Movement Serial Number: 4996399
Grade: Bunn Special
Variation: Type III
Estimated Production Year: 1927
Run Quantity: 1,000
Total Production: 117,000
Jewel Material: Ruby
Jewel Setting: Raised Gold Settings (Screw-Set)
Movement Configuration: Open face
Movement Finish: Nickel
Finish Pattern: Ray
Movement Setting: Lever
Plate: 3/4 Plate
Double Roller: Yes
Barrel: 60-Hr. Motor
Adjusted # of Positions: 6
Adjusted to Temperature: Yes
Adjusted to Isochronism: Yes
Railroad Grade: Yes