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Illinois 16s 23J Bunn Special 163 Elinvar
Flying J Dial

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Illinois 16 size 23 jewel open face lever-set Bunn Special Grade 163 Elinvar pocketwatch.  Movement is a scarce Type IE variant and is beautifully finished with gold jewel settings, gold balance screws, gold train wheels, rayed pattern nickel damaskeen, and its correct Elinvar balance and hairspring.  Watch is fronted by a desirable double-sunk enamel "Flying J" style marked dial, and watch is housed in a gold-filled Bunn Special model case.  Movement serial number is 5421218.

Running and lost about 90 seconds over 24 hours.  Beautiful movement with excellent color and luster and just some typical very minor surface marks.  Dial faces up very nicely with only a small hairline to the bottom part of the seconds-bit and some perimeter rub under the bezel.  Case has the initials "LBL" engraved on its rear.  Case has a strip of wear to brass at the rigth side of the perimeter of the rear, case band has a ding and some nicks, and rear of case has some shallow compression at its center that shows to its inner surface as a mild ripple of the reflected light.  Good glass crystal.

$2750 plus shipment.