Description

Manufactured by the Illinois Watch Co.- 24J Bunn Special

Manufacturer: Illinois
Manufacturer Location: Springfield, Illinois
Movement Serial Number: 1543213
Grade: Bunn Special
Model: 6
Estimated Production Year: 1900
Run Quantity: 300
Total Production: 76,978
Size: 18s
Jewels: 24j
Jewel Material: Ruby
Jewel Setting: Gold Settings (Screw-Set)
Movement Configuration: Open face
Movement Finish: Nickel
Finish Pattern: Bright Spotted
Movement Signing Style: Old English
Movement Inlay Color: Black
Movement Setting: Lever
Plate: Full Plate
Barrel: Going
Train: Fast
Regulator: Reed
Adjusted: Yes
Adjusted # of Positions: 6
Adjusted to Temperature: Yes
Railroad Grade: Yes

Rare Illinois Railroad Grade 24 Jewel Bunn Special Faced with Desired Old English Font Dial

This Illinois Railroad Grade Bunn Special Model 6 is an exciting timepiece. It was produced in 1900 during the golden age of the steam locomotive and American railways from sea to shining sea.

This Bunn Special’s movement is extremely rare because it features the highly sought but seldom found high grade 24 jewel movement and exquisite demaskeened finish. The desirability and rarity of this timepiece is further enhanced by its configuration.

The movement is faced with a stunning yet seldom seen Old English font dial, including the Arabic numerals and the Illinois Watch Co. signature. The outstanding features of the movement and dial configuration are housed in a Fays Case Company, Pat. Feb 19th 1884 No. 1 case. The case back is embellished with the gorgeous handiwork of craftsmen at the turn of the 20th century exhibiting beautiful floral etchings and a blank cartouche just waiting for an intial to launch a family heirloom tradition.

This pocket watch makes the perfect gift, or addition to your collection. It is made of the finest materials and handicraft of its day making it an exceptional piece to wear or display as well.

$3,775

1 in stock

DETAILS

Overall Condition: Very Good
Case: Fays Case Company, Pat. Feb 19th 1884 No. 1 – very good
Dial: Double sunk enamel, extremely rare Old English font, some craze lines – good
Hands: Blue Steel – excellent
Movement: 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 Co.- 24J Bunn Special

Manufacturer: Illinois
Manufacturer Location: Springfield, Illinois
Movement Serial Number: 1543213
Grade: Bunn Special
Model: 6
Estimated Production Year: 1900
Run Quantity: 300
Total Production: 76,978
Size: 18s
Jewels: 24j
Jewel Material: Ruby
Jewel Setting: Gold Settings (Screw-Set)
Movement Configuration: Open face
Movement Finish: Nickel
Finish Pattern: Bright Spotted
Movement Signing Style: Old English
Movement Inlay Color: Black
Movement Setting: Lever
Plate: Full Plate
Barrel: Going
Train: Fast
Regulator: Reed
Adjusted: Yes
Adjusted # of Positions: 6
Adjusted to Temperature: Yes
Railroad Grade: Yes