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Stock #
TM 1534
Illinois 18S 23 Ruby J
Bunn Special
Nice Original Gothic Dial
6 Pos. Adjusted Movement

Beautiful Fancy RR Case
Marked "Illinois Watch Co"
Rare...Only 1,000 Produced
Serial #
2740312


JFS

  Circa 1914, LS, Adjusted to temp, six positions, and isocranism, marked 23 Ruby Jewels, marked double roller, marked "jeweled barrel", RR Grade/Approved, this is another rare bird...The Illinois Bunn Special 23 Jewel RR Watch fitted with a very clean Gothic Dial. It features a Fancy Back Case with a glass crystal, and a beautiful gold engraved movement....they don't get much nicer (or rarer) in the 18S 23J Illinois! Beautiful 23J Bunn Special

Case... is a YGF RR Case. In good clean condition, with a beautifully engraved back. Nice crown and Bow. Glass Crystal.

Dial... is original...a double sunk Illinois bold Gothic type dial! These are very tough to find. One lite line between 12 and 1. Beautiful Gothic Illinois dial.

Movement... is one of Illinois' rarest...the 23J Bunn Special marked "Illinois Watch Co" on bottom plate. Fully marked as stated above. The movement is in excellent condition, "sun ray" damaskeening and gold lettering still standing out nicely. Running well, I timed this for 24 hrs and it doesn't need a thing. Times really well!
Folks, these have gone up ever since I've been in this, and continue to do so, (Top book is $1200, and that doesn't account this rare last run model.) so take advantage of this wholesale pricing while you can! They'll just get more expensive, especially this model marked Illinois Watch Co. with only 1,000 total production. If you've been after one of these for your collection, here's one of the finer examples left. 23 Jewel Six Position Bunn Special with a Gothic Montgomery Dial!......$789.00

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Stock #
TM 6926
Illinois 16S 21J
Bunn Special "161A" Elinvar
Mint Montgomery Dial
Limited Production
Benchmark Illinois!
Last of an Era
Serial #
5576441


JFS

  Folks, here's a pretty rare find I was able to get at a very good price at the last show...great investment, super nice 161A!

Circa 1932, LS, adjusted to Temp. and 6 Positions, double roller, motor barrel, gold train, RR Grade/Approved, marked Grade 161A and Elinvar under balance, this is a landmark Illinois Bunn Special Sixty Hour 161A. It also features a like new white gold filled Model 29 Bunn Special Case, and a perfect "Blind Man" Montgomery Dial....One of the Last of the Illinois' railroads 161A 21J Sixty Hour!

Case... is a Wadsworth 14K gold filled Model 29 Case signed Bunn Special. In excellent clean condition, Plain Polished Back with monogram still shows almost like new. Original Crown and Bow. This was one of the original "cased at the factory" cases that these watches came in. Hamilton made all of the marked grade Bunn Specials (notice the word "Co." is deleted from the Illinois Watch markings on the movement.)

Dial... is original double sunk Illinois bold arabic Blind man numeral type Montgomery dial. Perfect...No hairlines! This model dial is very tough to find anymore, let alone a perfect one. Hands are original blued spade and are like new...take a look! Beautiful, clean, mint Illinois Monty dial!

Movement... is Illinois' famous Bunn Special Sixty Hour. It is the Type IIP, marked 21 Jewels on train bridge and Sixty Hour and 161 on bottom. Also marked Adjusted Temp. and Six Positions, gold train. Signed Elinvar under balance. The movement is in near mint condition, showing no scratches and/or deterioration. Black lettering still standing out as when new. Only a few of these fine railroads were made between 1932-1948. One of the last Illinois railroad watches ever to be manufactured by Hamilton! Running well.
Hamilton Watch Co. bought out Illinois in 1928, and continued to manufacture Illinois watches first in Springfield, IL, then later at the main plant in Lancaster, PA. I hope you can appreciate the significance of this fine timepiece. After this no more were ever to be manufactured again. Folks, this is a very nice example of the 21J Sixty Hour 161A. These are about gone from the marketplace, especially nicer examples such as these, no one wants to sell anything this nice, and consequently prices have continued to go up on nice ones like this. If you're wanting one of these for your collection, this would make an excellent choice. These Illinois mfg. by Hamilton are very special watches, sure to keep increasing in value over the years. You'll be awhile finding another this nice, this rare, and at this low price! (top book is $1700.00 on these, not taking into account that tough to find dial)
21 Jewels Sixty Hour Marked Grade 161A Elinvar with a beautiful Model 29 Bunn Special case and a Mint Blind Man Monty Dial!.....Last of the breed at a great price!......$1179.00

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Stock #
TM 6914
Illinois 17S 23J
Sangamo Special 60 Hour
MARKED "SIXTY HOUR"
White GF "Rigid Bow" Case
Mint 17S Dial
2,000 Total Production
THREE STAR WATCH
Like New...All Original
FULLY SERVICED
Serial #
4758298


JF

  Circa 1926, LS, Adjusted to temp. and 6 positions, double roller, marked sixty hour on movement, gold train, RR Grade/Approved, this is a very rare and special Illinois...A Sixty Hour Marked Sangamo Special RR Watch fitted with a mint original 17 Size Sangamo dial and a beautiful rigid bow 17s case! It features a beautiful scratch free movement....one of the nicest marked 60 movements I have ever seen! Watch is all original...just like it came from the factory in 1926! Only 2,000 of these beauties were ever made

Case... is as stated above, and in very good condition...beautiful plain polished back, no wear thru at all, just look at that dust cover! Marked "Sangamo Special" on inside back and dust cover. The "Braided" sides are also like new, see the pics. Hinges are tight. Hard to find a case like this in this nice of condition. Nice Glass Domed Crystal. Beautiful scarce Wadsworth 14K White GF Rigid Bow Model Case!

Dial... is original double sunk Illinois bold Arabic type dial, and is original to the watch. Correct 17 size Sangamo Numeraled dial. It is perfect...no blems or hairlines! Also has the correct triple matching gorgeous deep royal blued Sangamo "kite" hands. Beautiful, clean, hairline free truly mint original 17 size Illinois Dial.

Movement... is Illinois' famous Model 13 Sangamo Special Sixty Hour marked sixty hour. This is the top of the line, folks. The ultimate railroad watch. Also marked Adjusted Temp. and Six Positions and 23 jewels, gold train. Only 2,000 of these were made. The movement is in like new condition, showing no scratches and/or deterioration. Truly one of the finest examples I have seen. Red lettering still standing out as when new. We have just fully serviced this watch so you can rest assured it will run and time as good as it looks. Winds as smooth as butter, as these should.

Folks, this is as good of an example of the Model 13 Marked Sixty Hour Type as you're likely to find. (and these are definitely not easy to come by.) If you're wanting one of these for your collection, this really would make an excellent choice. These have come down in price a little, they will most assuredly head back up soon.

Book lists this as a 3 Star Watch,
and a value of $2500.00-$4000.00-$5000.00

Now is an excellent time to buy into a great investment, as well as own one of the finest examples out there. Take advantage of this while you can! Rare 17 Size Sangamo Special Marked Sixty Hour with a gorgeous Rigid Bow case and a perfect dial...What A Showpiece!......$2,985.00 

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