Rare Illinois Pocket Watch Railroad Grade 163 Type l, Housed in Desired Two-Tone Case

The Pocket Watch Guy sells pocket watches with beautifully preserved dials, accurate movements and robust cases. Thanks to their exceptional beauty, condition and rarity, some of our pocket watches stand apart.

This Illinois Watch Company timepiece – a stunning Bunn Special Model 163 Type 1 housed in the highly cherished two-tone Model 206 Bunn Special case – is a stellar example.

From its pristine dial with red lettering, to its immaculate, decorated movement, to its stunning case, this Bunn Special is pure pocket watch perfection. Blessed with 23 jewels, built to run 60 hours between winds, it’s a triumph of American artistry and engineering.

This Model 163 is one of just 1000 manufactured in 1930. Most are heavily worn, damaged or discarded. This Bunn Special made it to the present day unscathed, fully functional and ready for its new caretaker.

If you want the best of the best, look no further.

All our treasured timepieces are completely disassembled, expertly cleaned and oiled using the finest quality watch oil and gear grease, and adjusted for accuracy. Full one year warranty.



Manufacturer: Illinois
Manufacturer Location: Springfield, Illinois
Movement Serial Number: 5334483
Grade: 163 Bunn Special
Variation: Type I
Model: 14
Estimated Production Year: 1930
Run Quantity: 1,000
Total Production: 7,000
Size: 16s
Jewels: 23j
Movement Configuration: Open face
Movement Finish: Nickel
Movement Setting: Lever
Plate: 3/4 Plate
Double Roller: Yes
Barrel: 60-Hr. Motor
Adjusted: Yes
Adjusted # of Positions: 6
Adjusted to Temperature: Yes
Adjusted to Isochronism: Yes
Railroad Grade: Yes