Illinois, Bunn Special, 23J w/Rare Damascene - JH48656

Mvt: NR, fully wound, balance is gummy, excellent cosmetic mvt condition overall, small scratches immediately around case screw position near adjustment markings, few micro-fine scratches elsewhere, winding wheels with some spots of oxide; nearly flawless dial with few pinpoint surface nicks and few pinpoint micro-fine scratches; fine hands with some finish loss and spots of oxide; case shows hardly any wear, tarnish throughout with some uneven spotting, no dents or dings; tight bow, crown shows hardly any wear; good front glass crystal, rear glass crystal with a fine scratch toward lower-left.

APW - Illinois, Bunn Special with rare bright spotted damascene, 23J, 16S, nickel OF display recase with attractive beeded bezels, white enamel DS dial, SW-LS, fully capped lever escapement, jeweled barrel, bright spotted pattern nickel damascene, s#2577228. In need of an overhaul, but an otherwise excellent example of this rare watch. 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.

Item: 48656

Price: $800
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Illinois, Bunn Special, 23J w/Rare Damascene - JH48656
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