APW - Illinois, Bunn Special with rare bright spotted damascene, 23J, 16S, nickel OF display recase with Illinois Watch Co, Springfield marked bezels, white enamel DS dial, SW-LS, fully capped lever escapement, jeweled barrel, bright spotted pattern nickel damascene, s#2577227. The bright spotted damascene was the first pattern used among 16 size Bunn Special production and is rare among 23 jewel Bunn Specials with a total of 510 made in three different variants. This particular variant, Model 9 with "Double Roller" marking, is estimated to have a total production of 300 made per Michael Chamelin's excellent Bunn Special book. Condition: Mvt: Running, excellent cosmetic mvt condition overall, few small fine to micro-fine scratches, small spot at edge of main plate right of s#, very small spot of finish loss to train bridge inner perimeter between fourth wheel and escape wheel jewel settings, mild oxide to regulator assembly and in a few small bits to winding wheels; dial with some light to very light outer chapter hls, edge flake near 7:30, small edge chips under bezel near 9 and 10; excellent hands; case shows little wear, few very small nicks; tight bow, crown shows little wear; good glass crystals.
Illinois, Bunn Special, 23J w/Rare Damascene - JH45760
- Product Code: 45760
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