This Illinois Bunn Special 16s Railroad PW C-1924 features a 21 jewel movement adjusted for temperature to 6 positions. Also features gold wheels, gold timing screws, gold jewel settings and a micrometer regulator. The 10k GF railroad style Keystone/J. Boss case features a screw-on back and screw-on bezel. One of the very nice features is the Montgomery style double sunk enamel dial. Not a dial you see a lot with Illinois. The watch is in very good condition considering this was a working watch. The only real signs of use is the caseback has a few small dents from its past life. After all, back in the day this watch was carried by someone who had a railroad to keep on time.
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.