Illinois Bunn Special Rare Hunting Case 16 Size 21 Jewel Pocket Watch Mvt
Bunn Special 16s Hunting Case. 16 size 21 jewel hunting case lever-set Bunn Special pocketwatch movement/dial/hands. Beautiful and rare high grade hunting case railroad watch, this movement style is listed with a total production of 700 made and is identified as a “Variant D” in Mike Chamelin’s Bunn Special book and is the final variety of hunting case Bunn Special that Illinois made. Movement is very nicely finished with ruby jewels in raised gold settings, gold balance screws, gold train wheels, mirror finish steelwork, and rayed pattern nickel damaskeening. Watch is fronted by its correct double-sunk enamel dial with Gothic numerals and Old English signature. Serial number is 4216302 which dates this movement to about 1923. Running and a beautiful movement with excellent color and luster. Movement lettering has some black color loss in areas which could be retouched, and larger winding wheel has some small bits of oxide to its perimeter. Dial is near perfect with only a small very light hairline below the seconds-bit at the 30 minute position. The rear side of the dial has been checked and it is a correct original Model 8 dial with unaltered feet at the 13, 39, and 58 minute positions; this is always very important to check as the hunting case lever-set Model 8 and 12 Illinois movements have unique dial feet positions and for one of these movements lacking its original dial a correct dial is very hard to come by. Please check out my other items this week for more great watches and watch related items for sale. New to watch collecting? – Check out the NAWCC! The NAWCC (National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors) is a group that has a 65 year history, a terrific online message board for collectors, and the NAWCC puts on many watch and clock shows across the United States every year. I’ve been an NAWCC member since 1991 and recommend it to every collector of watches or clocks. The item “ILLINOIS BUNN SPECIAL RARE HUNTING CASE 16 SIZE 21 JEWEL POCKET WATCH MVT” is in sale since Monday, November 13, 2017. This item is in the category “Jewelry & Watches\Watches, Parts & Accessories\Pocket Watches\Antique”. The seller is “fhwatch” and is located in Lisle, Illinois. This item can be shipped to North, South, or Latin America, all countries in Europe, all countries in continental Asia, Australia.