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#: 1037

DESCRIPTION: Illinois Watch Co., Springfield, Illinois, an anomalous Bunn Special "161E" type IIE, 16 size, 23 jewels, stem wind and lever set, adjusted, rayed damascene nickel plate movement, with lever escapement, double roller, gold jewel settings, gold timing screws, gold wheel train and whiplash micrometric regulator in a white gold filled, screw back and bezel, Bunn Special model open face case, Montgomery Arabic numeral, double sunk white enamel dial, plum colored steel spade and poker hands, serial #5441567, c1930.
CONDITION: CASE: Small, deep dent, band; Dings and pin pricks; Fine scratches on outer surface of case; Bow with marring from bow plier. DIAL: Hairlines in enamel, very light, 2:00- 3:00, 6:30; A few tiny flakes at center of seconds bit; One dial foot missing, the others with severe marring. HANDS: Good. MOVEMENT PLATES: Fine marks and scratches on plate; Fine scratches on winding wheels; Ratchet wheel with a few spots of oxide; Regulator assembly with specks of oxide; Barrel arbor jewel setting with scratches; Balance upper endstone and setting replaced. MOVEMENT FUNCTION: Running order (winds, sets and ticks) This watch appears to be a factory error made during the transition following the sale of Illinois to the Hamilton Watch Co.
ESTIMATE: $1800 - $2500