Description

Manufactured by the Illinois Watch Company Grade: 161A ,Type IIB 60hr. Elinvar.

Manufacturer: Illinois
Manufacturer Location: Springfield, Illinois
Movement Serial Number: 5497244
Grade: 161A
Variation: Type IIB 60hr. Elinvar.
Model: 15
Estimated Production Year: 1932
Run Quantity: 2,000
Total Production: 14,550
Size: 16s
Jewels: 21j
Jewel Setting: Raised Gold Settings (Screw-Set)
Movement Configuration: Openface
Movement Finish: Nickel
Movement Setting: Lever
Plate: 3/4 Plate
Double Roller: Yes
Barrel: 60-Hr. Motor
Regulator: Reed
Hairspring: Elinvar
Adjusted: Yes
Adjusted # of Positions: 6
Adjusted to Temperature: Yes
Railroad Grade: Yes

Illinois Railroad Grade Bunn Special 161A, 60 Hour Elinvar Housed in Model 107 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 and groundbreaking Elinvar magnetic resistant hairspring, this watch can go longer between winds, while minimizing unwanted interference in its operation by nearby electromagnetic fields, an essential feature that made it less likely that a rail worker’s timepiece would stop mid-service as the railways converted from steam to diesel-powered train engines.   

The movement of this watch is in excellent condition and includes the 60 Hour Motor Barrel, 21 jewels in raised gold settings, and a nickel finish. It was produced in 1932 as a Railroad Grade timepiece. This watch also features the much sought-after Model 107 A case. This brilliant 10K gold fill case in excellent condition is sure to catch the eye of discerning collectors.

The gorgeous dial features 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 beautiful blue hue. This hard-to-find timepiece’s stately and enduring presence makes it an excellent showcase item for both watch collectors and rail enthusiasts. 

$3,450

1 in stock

DETAILS

Railroad Grade Bunn Special

Overall condition: Excellent
Case: Size 16, 2 inches in diameter. Bunn Special/Keystone Watch Case Co. 10k gold filled – excellent
Hands: Blued Steel – excellent
Dial: Double Sunk Enamel Montgomery, no flaws –excellent

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

Included with all orders: quality gift box, velvet pouch, tarnish-free paper, display stand (pictured), and polishing cloth
Orders under: $2,500 are shipped USPS Priority Mail with signature confirmation.
Orders over: $2,500 are shipped FedEx Overnight with signature confirmation.

Description

Manufactured by the Illinois Watch Company Grade: 161A ,Type IIB 60hr. Elinvar.

Manufacturer: Illinois
Manufacturer Location: Springfield, Illinois
Movement Serial Number: 5497244
Grade: 161A
Variation: Type IIB 60hr. Elinvar.
Model: 15
Estimated Production Year: 1932
Run Quantity: 2,000
Total Production: 14,550
Size: 16s
Jewels: 21j
Jewel Setting: Raised Gold Settings (Screw-Set)
Movement Configuration: Openface
Movement Finish: Nickel
Movement Setting: Lever
Plate: 3/4 Plate
Double Roller: Yes
Barrel: 60-Hr. Motor
Regulator: Reed
Hairspring: Elinvar
Adjusted: Yes
Adjusted # of Positions: 6
Adjusted to Temperature: Yes
Railroad Grade: Yes