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 highly collectible vintage American pocket watches.
The 24J Bunn Special served as one of the Illinois Watch Company's highest offerings from the period, manufactured during a the golden era of the United State's ascent to world leadership during the industrial age. As one of Illinois' highest grade timepieces, it incorporated the finest technical features available, packaged into an ultra-dependable and highly precise pocket watch.
The 24-jewel version came about as watch companies battled to see who could provide the highest jeweled watch to customers. Adding the 24th jewel was simply a marketing ploy, as the jewel was non-functional in the watch.
Here are some of its features:
- Twenty four of 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
- Originally adjusted to run accurately in 6 positions, in different temperatures, and with differing amounts of power left (isochronism)
The gold filled case engraved with is in better than excellent condition with no gold wear. The glass enamel dial is near perfect with one very short hairline. And the high-grade movement is very clean and running strong and true.
Our watchmaker has freshly cleaned and oiled the movement. Included with the purchase is a one-year warranty on the movement and its function, a custom printed Connoisseur of Time Certificate of Authenticity, and a new timing certificate attesting to its performance.
Manufacturer: Illinois Watch Co.
Country of origin: United States
Serial no.: 1,850,027
Year built: c. 1906
Functions: Hours, Minutes, Subsidiary Seconds
Designed for: Men
Case style: Open face
Setting type: Lever set
Case material: Gold filled
Case condition: Better than excellent condition with no gold wear
Bow condition: Better than excellent
Dial: Enamel, double sunk with Gothic numerals, near perfect with one short hairline by the seconds by 7 o'clock
Hands: Original, 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, 1850027
Crystal type: Mineral glass, antique, excellent condition
Serviced: Yes, cleaned and oiled.
Timing: Timed to precision on a state-of-the-art computerized system. Your watch is important to us, and we will take care of it for its lifetime. We provide the best after sale care in the business with an experienced team of watchmakers both of whom each have over forty years of experience and a large number of parts.
Warranty: 1-year international warranty. Please email email@example.com for details.
Box/Papers: BOX - Connoisseur of Time 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.