It's very soothing to watch a ticking clock or a running watch, and a perfect way to kill time in the waiting room at the dentist or keeping calm before seeing your lawyer. Just sitting and watching one of these mechanical works of art from two centuries ago as it runs is mesmerizing indeed. Need to reduce some stress?
The story of brothers John and Jacob Bunn is an interesting one involving Abraham Lincoln, finance and railroads, publishing and industry, and the formation of the Springfield Watch Co and its successor, the Illinois Watch Co, for whom the company would name one of its most popular grades – the Bunn Special. Available in several models and sizes, the largest was the Model 6 and the 21-jewel variant was offered with two-tone plates and Gothic signatures on both the plates and the matching dial. The two-toning wasn't terribly bright to begin with on this model, so any example with remaining color is worth owning. This is example is in exceptional shape with gilding that's still vivid after 120 years, with gold jewel settings and a full conical screw package. The Arabic dial is correct with a few light hairlines and red five-minute subs behind blued spade-and-poker hands. The gold-filled display case is a perfect way to show off this collection centerpiece, with a sharp crown, a tight bow, and new beveled glass on both sides.
Manufacturer - Illinois
Serial Number - 1465245
Watch Size - 18
Watch Model - 6
Watch Grade - Bunn Special
Jewel Count - 21
Winding/Setting - Stem/Lever
Production Year - 1899
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