Pocket Watch Database

From the American Horology Archive:
Illinois Grade Bunn Special Pocket Watch

Illinois Watch Co.

Grade: Bunn Special

Some Are All-Over Gold Damaskeened, Marked "Extra"

Private Label(s) in Run:
RR Burlington Bulldog // H.Y. Moser & Co.
What is a Private Label?
Manufacturer: Illinois
Manufacturer Location: Springfield, Illinois
Movement Serial Number: 1729717
Grade: Bunn Special
Model: 6
Estimated Production Year: 1904
Run Quantity: 1,000
Total Production: 76,978
Size: 18s
Jewels: 21j
Jewel Material: Ruby
Jewel Setting: Gold Settings (Screw-Set)
Movement Configuration: Openface
Movement Finish: Nickel
Finish Pattern: Bright Spotted
Movement Signing Style: Gothic Blackletter
Movement Inlay Color: Black
Movement Setting: Lever
Plate: Full Plate
Double Roller: Yes
Barrel: Going
Train: Fast
Regulator: Reed
Adjusted: Yes
Adjusted # of Positions: 6
Adjusted to Temperature: Yes
Adjusted to Isochronism: Yes
Railroad Grade: Yes
Dial Feet Locations: 2.0, 21.5, 38.5
Case Screw Locations: 23.5, 51.5
Movement Markings: Bunn Special
Springfield, Ill.
21 Ruby Jewels
Adjusted

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Data Verification Reports

1729601
Verification Serial Map
1730600

Anonymous · June 9, 2020

Serial Number 1730056 was reported as accurate.

Anonymous · May 12, 2020

Serial Number 1730447 was reported as accurate.

Anonymous · April 28, 2020

Serial Number 1730595 was reported as inaccurate.

Note: This watch is a Burlington Bull Dog 21 jewel side
winder and looks nothing like any Bunn Special
I’ve ever seen. Inscribed on the movement is
Burlington Watch Co. adjusted temp & 6 positions,
HYMOSER&CO Made in Switzerland R.R. Model 21
Jewels. There are 4 plates in total and it looks
as if it were made yesterday, immaculate case,
dial and crystal. I’ve been collecting for a few
years and have never seen another one like it.
Maybe there are more but anyone would be hard
pressed to find one in this condition!
Curator Response: Thanks for the report. The Burlington Watch Company sold Swiss watches in Canada, manufactured by Henry Moser & Company. These are not a product of the Illinois Watch Company.

Anonymous · April 13, 2020

Serial Number 1730595 was reported as accurate.

Anonymous · April 13, 2020

Serial Number 1730393 was reported as inaccurate.

Note: 21 Jewel RR Model HY Moser & Co.

Anonymous · April 13, 2020

Serial Number 1730393 was reported as inaccurate.

No further details were submitted with the report.

Anonymous · April 5, 2020

Serial Number 1730595 was reported as accurate.

Anonymous · March 11, 2020

Serial Number 1729689 was reported as accurate.

Snapper 55 · February 11, 2020

Serial Number 1730549 was reported as accurate.

Anonymous · January 12, 2020

Serial Number 1730474 was reported as accurate.

Anonymous · November 25, 2019

Serial Number 1730528 was reported as accurate.

Anonymous · November 24, 2019

Serial Number 1730103 was reported as accurate.

Anonymous · March 16, 2019

Serial Number 1730308 was reported as accurate.

WLBelkriver33 804 · December 2, 2018

Serial Number 1730357 was reported as accurate.

Anonymous · November 24, 2018

Serial Number 1730357 was reported as accurate.

Anonymous · April 15, 2018

Serial Number 1729747 was reported as accurate.

Anonymous · March 29, 2018

Serial Number 1729747 was reported as accurate.

Anonymous · February 16, 2018

Serial Number 1730474 was reported as accurate.

Anonymous · January 4, 2018

Serial Number 1730435 was reported as accurate.

Anonymous · December 30, 2017

Serial Number 1730304 was reported as inaccurate.

Note: Serial number says it's a Bunn special but it's a
model RR Burlington bulldog
Curator Response: Thanks for the report. This would be considered a private label and has been noted in the information above.

dfchong 830 · December 10, 2017

Serial Number 1730113 was reported as accurate.

Pitty69 1 · December 9, 2017

Serial Number 1730304 was reported as accurate.

dfchong 830 · October 21, 2017

Serial Number 1730113 was reported as accurate.

Gimparoo 694 · September 15, 2017

Serial Number 1730113 was reported as accurate.

Anonymous · March 7, 2017

Serial Number 1730474 was reported as accurate.

Anonymous · November 8, 2016

Serial Number 1730054 was reported as inaccurate.

Note: BURLINGTON WATCH CO. 21 JEWELL ADJ. 6 POS. &
TEMP. RR MODEL SER .# 1730054

Anonymous · June 2, 2016

Serial Number 1730480 was reported as inaccurate.

No further details were submitted with the report.

Anonymous · May 30, 2016

Serial Number 1730308 was reported as accurate.

Anonymous · May 27, 2016

Serial Number 1730308 was reported as accurate.

bman8030 54 · November 2, 2015

Serial Number 1729717 was reported as accurate.

Anonymous · May 31, 2013

Serial Number 1730500 was reported as accurate.

Anonymous · March 20, 2013

Serial Number 1729856 was reported as inaccurate.

Note: size and jewels match but movement is different.
mainspring doesnt show, full bridge plate

Anonymous · February 18, 2013

Serial Number 1729856 was reported as accurate.

Anonymous · January 25, 2013

Serial Number 1730048 was reported as inaccurate.

Note: The photos are incorrect

Anonymous · November 8, 2012

Serial Number 1730440 was reported as inaccurate.

Note: photo is incorrect
Illinois Grade Bunn Special Pocket Watch