Here we have a very special American Railroad Grade Illinois Bunn Special 18 size pocketwatch. It features a beautifully finished 23-jewel movement marked adjusted for temperature, 6 positions and Isochronism. It also features unusual, very fancy damaskeening and is signed “Bunn Special 23 Ruby Jewels”. Other features are a gold gears, rose gold timing screws, rose gold jewel settings and a micrometer regulator. The 14k GF case is in outstanding condition and features a screw on bezel and caseback. The double sunk enamel dial has bold Gothic numerals with red accents at 5-minute intervals. It’s in excellent shape with no chips. Bold blued steel Railroad hands complete the package.
*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 we only use period-correct parts, and in most cases, genuine factory parts from the same time period as the watch.