1900 18 size Illinois Railroad Gold Filled Pocket Watch - (23J) 24J Bunn Special

Illinois Watch Co.

Item No. 3800SH

For many collectors and serious pocket watch connoisseurs, the Bunn Special timepiece featured in today's offering needs no introduction... Having established a reputation as one of the top tier Railroad Watches because of its durability, simplicity, and care taken in the manufacture of its movement, the 23 jewel Bunn Special's unique qualities have landed it among the truly collectible vintage American pocket watches.

Here are some of its features:

* Twenty four of the highest quality synthetic ruby jewels

* Adjusted to insure precise timekeeping

* Hardened and tempered, compensating balance with solid gold screws including the timing screws; positive micrometric regulator

* Solid gold raised jewel settings

* Breguet overcoiled hairspring

* Specially constructed dust-proof case

* Beautifully decorated movement

* Glass enamel double sunk Gothic style dial

The gold filled case engraved with a train is in excellent condition with light wear. The glass enamel dial has a chip near the center post and a missing dial foot beneath the dial. And the high-grade movement is clean.

Our watchmaker has freshly cleaned and oiled the movement. Included with the purchase is a one-year international warranty on the movement and its function, a custom printed Connoisseur of Time Certificate of Authenticity, and a new timing certificate.

  • Manufacturer: Illinois Watch Co.
  • Country of origin: United States
  • Serial no.: 1,400,274
  • Year built: c. 1900
  • Functions: Hours, Minutes, Subsidiary Seconds
  • Designed for: Men
  • Case style: Open face
  • Setting type: Lever set
  • Case material: Gold filled
  • Case markings (inside back): Gibraltar, Guaranteed, Gold Filled, Warranted 35 Years, 4341307
  • Case condition:  Excellent condition with light wear
  • Bow condition: Excellent
  • Dial:  Enamel, double sunk with Gothic numerals, chip near the center post and a missing dial foot beneath the dial
  • Hands: Blue steel, spade
  • Movement type: Extremely high grade keyless pocket chronometer, rhodium plated, decorated, 24 Jewels, adjusted for very accurate timekeeping
  • Movement markings: Bunn Special, Springfield Ill, 24 Ruby Jewels, Adjusted, 1400274
  • Crystal type: Mineral glass, antique, excellent condition
  • Serviced: Yes, cleaned and oiled.
  • Warranty: 1-year international warranty. Please email concierge@cotwatches.com for details.
  • Box/Papers: BOX - Mahogany watch presentation box; PAPERS - Custom printed Connoisseur of Time Certificate of Authenticity; New timing certificate
  • Returns: 7 days full refund. 100% satisfaction guarantee
  • We offer a 100% satisfaction guarantee for all of our watches. If you are in any way unsatisfied with the watch we will fully refund the purchase price anytime within 7 days after the watch has been received. Our goal is to exceed our client's expectations throughout the buying experience.

    All watches are packaged carefully and mailed double boxed in specially constructed, reinforced shipping boxes designed for high value items. All watches are sent fully insured with signature required. Most of our domestic shipping is done through FedEx. At times we will also use USPS Express Mail, and we can accommodate most requests for your preferred carrier. International shipments are sent USPS International Express Mail or FedEx.

    The purchase price will be the declared value of the merchandise on any required customs forms. The payment of all customs duties, tariffs, and taxes are the responsibility of the buyer.

    Also note that water resistance of vintage watches can no longer be guaranteed and is not covered under the watch's warranty. We do not recommend getting a vintage watch wet, even one that was originally designed to be waterproof.

    To get an idea of how this watch will look on the wrist, please use the Watch Sizing Guide


    Category: Mens, Solid Gold

    Type: WATCH

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