Vintage 1917 Illinois Bunn Special 21 Jewel 16s Railroad Approved Pocket Watch
There are several things I like about this Bunn special railroad watch. One of them is the near perfect Montgomery porcelain dial. There are no major imperfections noted, no hairline or cracks noted. Although the Bunn is a probably the most plentiful of the higher end pocket watches. That said, fine details are defining the price of these pieces, more so than others. There are no major flaws or brassing noted on the yellow gold filled Wadsworth case; there are some very small indentations on the caseback consistent with pocket wear (when more than the watch was in the pocket, like coins perhaps which is the main culprit. This watch was serviced during our intake process, it came from a fine estate from a family with impeccable pedigree in the watch world. Unfortunately I cannot disclose whom or profit anyway from their good name. The priced has been marked down generously due to the small dent in the caseback; but honestly, they are of very little distraction, the camera adds 10lbs as they say.
Grade: Bunn Special
Manufacturer Location:Springfield, Illinois
Movement Serial Number:3111367
Estimated Production Year:1917
Adjusted # of Positions:6
Adjusted to Temperature:Yes
Dial Feet Locations:17.5, 39.0, 58.0
Case Screw Locations:3.0, 38.0
Movement Markings:Bunn Special
Illinois Watch Co.