AUCTION : 0518


Clock, Watch, Jewelry, Nautical Instruments & Antiques Auction

Clocks & Clockmaker's Shop featuring rare French Industrial Series
Saturday, May 19, 2018 at 10:30am: LOTS 1 - 598
Preview: Saturday, May 19 at 8am to 10:15am. Limited Watch Preview Extended Until 12pm.

Precision Timepieces, Important Watches, Nautical Instruments, Marine Clocks, Jewelry & Antiques
Sunday, May 20, 2018 at 10am: LOTS 599 - 1192
Preview: Saturday, May 19 at 8am to 10:15am & Sunday, May 20 at 8am to 9:45am 

The Manchester Downtown Hotel (formerly the Radisson Hotel), Manchester, NH

Lot#: 1035

DESCRIPTION: Illinois Watch Co., Springfield, Illinois, a rare, model 8, hunting cased "Bunn Special", 16 size, 23 jewels, stem wind and lever set, adjusted to 6 positions and temperature, rayed damascene nickel plate movement with lever escapement, cut bimetallic balance, double roller, gold jewel settings, gold timing screws, gold wheel train and whiplash micrometric regulator in a sterling silver hunting case with engraved, three color gold ornament, Arabic numeral, double sunk, white enamel "Red Dot" dial, plum colored steel spade and whip hands, serial #2658782, c1915.
CONDITION: CASE: One extra, shallow case screw mark; Dent, band, between hinges; Fine scratches on outer surface of case; Very fine scratches on inner surface of case; Very minor brassing, band; Precious metal content marked. DIAL: Minor scratches. HANDS: Oxidation and loss to color. MOVEMENT PLATES: Very fine scratches on plate; Minor spotting; Winding wheels with tiny specks of oxide; Some bright work with fine scratches; Some screw heads with minor marring; Specks of dirt. MOVEMENT FUNCTION: Running order (winds, sets and ticks) A prize for the Bunn Special collector, the total production for this variant is estimated to be 100- 120 examples.
ESTIMATE: $2800 - $3500