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Illinois Pocket Watch Railroad Grade Bunn Special Housed in Stunning Sterling Silver Case circa 1903

$2,175.00 $1,775.00

Folks we have a truly exceptional offering for your consideration in this antique Illinois Bunn Special Pocket Watch circa 1903. This Illinois Bunn Special was the top of the line Railroad Pocket Watch of the day and manufactured to the highest of standards. This 21 Jewel Bunn Special is a size 18 measuring 2 ¼ inches in diameter; the classic antique Railroad Grade Pocket Watch. This Grade Bunn was manufactured from 1893 through 1923, an extremely popular high-grade movement. We have a wonderful configuration with the pristine Bunn movement, desired Heavy Gothic dial, Crescent Watch Case Co. Sterling Silver case and highlighted with pristine blued Steel hands. This Bunn Special pocket watch has a custom bezel holding in the crystal, it is not glued like most. It has a custom tooled copper gasket holding the crystal in.

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

This Antique Pocket Watch has been cleaned, oiled and adjusted for accuracy. This entails a complete disassembly with all parts cleaned and reassembled using the finest watch oil and gear grease.

This Antique Illinois Pocket Watch is warrantied for one full year from the date of purchase.

 

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Folks we have a truly exceptional offering for your consideration in this antique Illinois Bunn Special Pocket Watch circa 1903. This Illinois Bunn Special was the top of the line Railroad Pocket Watch of the day and manufactured to the highest of standards. This 21 Jewel Bunn Special is a size 18 measuring 2 ¼ inches in diameter; the classic antique Railroad Grade Pocket Watch. This Grade Bunn was manufactured from 1893 through 1923, an extremely popular high-grade movement. We have a wonderful configuration with the pristine Bunn movement, desired Heavy Gothic dial, Crescent Watch Case Co. Sterling Silver case and highlighted with pristine blued Steel hands. This Bunn Special pocket watch has a custom crafted bezel holding in the crystal, it is not glued like most. I so hope the pictures and magnification helps in the description of this truly fine Illinois Pocket Watch.

This pristine Bunn Special Movement is in pristine with the rare and desired antique Fish Scale damasking pattern. This Illinois Bunn Special a full plate movement and is in pristine condition without reckless jewelers tool marks or corrosion.  This fine Bunn has 21 Ruby jewels and is lever set and stem wound. Then we have a double roller, reed regulator, high-grade Micrometer Regulator, and Gold balance weights, raised Gold jewel cup settings with a Gold center wheel and train all designed for extreme accuracy. This was truly the scientific instrument of the day, on par with the smartphone of today. This high grade movement is housed in this desired Crescent Watch Case Company Sterling Silver Swing Out case, just stellar! This classic Illinois Pocket Watch has just been serviced and ready for daily carry or as an excellent addition to any collection.

This Bunn Special is faced with this rare, pristine and desired Heavy Gothic font dial. We have the raised outer circumference with the bold stylized Illinois Arabic numerals and every 5-minute marker highlighted in red. Then we have the recessed center chapter for the Illinois with a recessed subchapter for the second hand. These ornate dials were made using 3 Copper Plates soldered together, and then baked with many layers of Silica giving the dial the deep rich porcelain finish. This dial is in excellent condition without issues and showing clean, bright and gorgeous! This beautiful dial is highlighted with the original blued Steel spade whip railroad hands. This timepiece shows beautifully and is sure to be appreciated for generations to come. 

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

This Antique Pocket Watch has been cleaned, oiled and adjusted for accuracy. This entails a complete disassembly with all parts cleaned and reassembled using the finest watch oil and gear grease.

This Antique Illinois Bunn Special Pocket Watch is warranted for one full year from the date of purchase.

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