Illinois Bunn 18s gothic dial
This C-1898 Illinois Bunn 18s pocketwatch is in outstanding condition for any age let alone for being 122 years old!
It was one of the highest quality movements with the most detailed damaskeening one could be purchased at the time. Being very high-grade it also features a gold gear train, gold timing screws, gold jewel settings, and a micrometer regulator. The smooth finish railroad-style case is a signed 20-year gold filled and features a screw-on back, and screw-on bezel. The double sunk enamel dial has bold gothic numerals and a matching blued-steel handset. The entire combination is stunning in-person. Far better than shown in our pictures.
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.