You can read that by Elgin pocket watch value can vary a lot. I shall cover this off in the information below. Porcelain enamel Bunn Special 23 jewel 60 dial. M Jacobson the Pennsylvania Special, that is a Bunn and also the Oskamp-Nolting Company Ben Franklin watches. Additionally to watches top quality underneath the Illinois title, the timepiece manufacturer also focused on private-label brands for a number of companies, including H. Roman numeral watch face with a smaller round second hand to mark the seconds. John Stuart was a Springfield lawyer and former partner of Abraham Lincoln.
Any idea what this could be worth? We do not attempt to guarantee, accuracy, water resistance, or when the watch was last serviced. Wonderful vintage condition Works well, but runs a bit slow The gold filled case is bright with some surface scratches The crystal and face are clean with no discoloration, chips or cracks with the exception of some paint missing on the number 5 see photo 12. The movement was just serviced and the watch is keeping time. It is in very good condition. Later in 1875 Illinois watch co. Measures 32 mm from side to side.
Sadly I can not help with a specific value as I would need to have the watch in my hand to be able to do that. If I hear nothing from you I will assume the watch is fine. See our selection of great running, old Illinois watches in this category today! They fitted nicely into pockets from the waistcoat. The total production reaches nearly a million movement, the average yearly production for the last few years being not far from 100,000. If you are interested in any of my watches please make a reasonable offer.
Sometimes just having a unique or interesting dial especially in excellent condition can enhance the value of the watch. Nice light engraving on the back and no initials on the cartouche. Thankfully that is not that difficult to do. Just need to see its worth. At Renaissance Watch Repair, we are experts in the repair and restoration of Illinois watches. You may not be able to see them in the photo. Your choice is to either invest the time and effort to educate yourself so that you can make a determination of value on your own, or find an experienced watch professional who can provide an informed opinion for you.
The serial on the movement case is 8654846. Very nice double sunk porcelain dial signed Illinois. Just wondering when this was made. Estimated Production Year : 1927 Run Quantity : 1,000. Nice Bunn Special gold filled case. We have been in the watch business for more than 30 years.
If you are looking for a re-conditioned watch you are shopping in the wrong place. Today, and in my opinion, it would be hard to find any product that would still work a hundred years later. Once you have this important number then you can find the date when the watch was made. This watch has 21 ruby jewels, a flawless double sunk Signed Illinois dial, the original thick glass crystal, stem wound and lever set, double roller, and adjusted in 6 positions. I asked if it was possible to have a look.
The bottom line on watch value is really quite simple: It doesn't matter what a book or web site says your watch is worth, or what some collector or watch expert tells you your watch is worth. This movement most likely started out intended to be a 21 jewel movement as there are not supposed to be any 17 jewel two-tone movements. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, El salvador, Honduras, Jamaica, Antigua and barbuda, Aruba, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Saint kitts and nevis, Saint lucia, Montserrat, Turks and caicos islands, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Ecuador, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman islands, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion. I have a Elgin Pocket Watch serial 15574015. New old stock glass crystal. Serial number 1538067 which means it was made in 1919.
Motor Adjusted: Yes Adjusted of Positions: 6 Adjusted to Temperature: Yes Railroad Grade: Yes Click on any photo for a larger image. Navy, fuses for artillery shells, altimeters and instruments for aircraft and sapphire bearings used in the aiming of cannons. Housed in a nice Bunn Special case with excellent covers. A 16 size watch, the Bunn Special featured technological enhancements by Hamilton coupled with a 60 hour movement. Any of the above watches were made by the Illinois watch company and of such a quality as to warrant their overhaul and expect very dependable performance afterwards.
Dial has no serious chips, cracks and only faint hairline. If the watch shows any sign of rust or water damage, that could very well be a sign of more serious problems. That will give you an approximate idea of value. There is a very good article here on how to to see what issues actually impact on the value of your watch. The case is marked Bunn Special Model 29. Adams, who presented the matter before the local Board of Trade of Springfield, Ill.