Illinois 16s Bunn Special 60 Hr. Signed Bunn Special case and dial Item #13260
Here we have a wonderful 16s 21jewel Illinois Bunn Special 60 Hour pocket watch. This has got to be one of the nicest Railroad Pocketwatch packages available. It features an outstanding, signed Bunn Special RR case. This one is the model #206, in 14KWG filled. When handling it, you will feel just how sharp and crisp the case is. There is an almost an unused look and feel about it. Amazing considering it is 94 years old!
This particular watch was made in 1926. Just one year before Illinois was purchased by Hamilton. It features a signed 60 Hour, 21 Jewel movement and stamped adjusted to Temp. and Six Positions. Other features include gold bezel set jewels, gold gear train, gold timing screws and a micrometer regulator. All top of the line features.
The dial is another outstanding piece of this watch. This very special dial is signed “Illinois Bunn Special, and then 21 Jewel and 60 Hour above the sub second register”. These enamel double-sunk dials are rare and this one is perfect. There are no chips or hairline cracks. Completing the look are a set of blued steel Railroad style hand set.
Photos are of the watch in its current, unrestored state.
The price includes full restoration and repair. The work will be performed after purchase. This entails proper service of the movement, a new mainspring, and anything else that would be necessary to bring the watch into proper working order. Case cleaning and refinishing are also included. The extent of case refinishing, if any will be left up to the new owner.
Once you’ve made your purchase, please contact us so we may discuss the restoration and case refinishing.
Please allow 1-2 weeks after purchase for service to be completed.
Our goal is to achieve what we refer to as “Sympathetic Restoration”; in other words, bringing the watch back as close as possible to its original appearance without the need to remove all signs of its former life. We don’t want to dramatically change its history.
During the restoration, we only use period-correct parts, and in most cases, genuine factory parts from the same time period as the watch.