Description

    Illinois Exceedingly Rare 23 Jewel 163 Type II Sixty Hour Bunn Special, # 5448264, circa 1931
    Case: model #28, gold filled, 16 size, plain back
    Dial: white enamel, double sunk, fully marked, blued steel spade hands, bold Arabic numerals, subsidiary seconds
    Movement: ultra rare, 23 jewels marked on the curvature of the train bridge, 163 near center, motor barrel, sixty hour, adjusted temp. and six positions, double roller, rayed damaskeened pattern

    Note: The 163 Type II is the "Holy Grail" of the Illinois prestigious grade 161 and 163 variants. It is generally agreed that the production totals of this model total 50 or fewer units. Ten other examples of the 163 type II are confirmed in collector's data but they rarely surface for sale. The example offered here is exceptional and possibly one of the best examples in existence.


    Condition Report*:

    Type: Illinois Exceedingly Rare 23 Jewel 163 Type II Sixty Hour Bunn Special, # 5448264, circa 1931
    Dial: double sunk, fully marked
    Hands; blue spades
    Metal: gold filled
    Case No: 9759776
    Case Info: model #28, plain back
    Case Width: 16 size
    Crystal: glass
    Watch Movement: ultra rare, 23 jewels marked on the curvature of the train bridge, 163 near center, motor barrel, sixty hour, adjusted temp. and six positions, double roller, rayed damaskeened pattern
    Circa: 1931
    Condition: movement is in very good condition with exceptionally nice strong lettering, dial is 99.99% perfect, one 1 mm super faint hairline below the foot on the numeral 2 of twelve o'clock, case is very very good


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    May, 2011
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