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Varieties of 17-Jewel Bunn Nickel Movements (Continued)

Variety 2
-- Produced 1898-1905, Total Production = 6300, 1500 hunter and 4800 open-face. Second Pattern (Wavy Ribbon Gold-Inlaid Nickel) with gold-filled engraving.

First movement #1380701
Last movement #1707900


Movements Marked:


BUNN -- SPRINGFIELD, ILL. -- 17 JEWELS or 17 RUBY JEWELS --
SAFETY PINION or unmarked -- ADJUSTED


Variety 2 Movement Image -- Gold-Filled Engraving (Photo Credit: Lorne Wasylishen)


 
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Varieties of 17-Jewel Bunn Nickel Movements (Continued)

Variety 3
-- Produced 1905-1906, Total Production = 2600 open face. Fifth Pattern (Sunburst) with black-filled engraving.

First movement #1742001
Last movement #1823600


Movements Marked:


BUNN -- SPRINGFIELD, ILL. -- 17 RUBY JEWELS -- ADJUSTED TEMPERATURE, 6 POSITIONS,
ISOCHRONISM -- DOUBLE ROLLER

Variety 3 Movement Image (Photo Credit: Jones & Horan)


 
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Varieties of 17-Jewel Bunn Nickel Movements (Continued)

Variety 4
-- Produced 1906-1916, Total Production = 3400, 200 hunter, 3200 open face. Fifth Pattern (Sunburst) with black-filled engraving.

First movement #1813601
Last movement #2858200


Movements Marked:

BUNN -- SPRINGFIELD, ILL. -- 17 RUBY JEWELS -- ADJUSTED TEMPERATURE, 5 POSITIONS,
ISOCHRONISM -- DOUBLE ROLLER


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Varieties of 17-Jewel Bunn Nickel Movements (Continued)

Variety 5
-- Produced 1918-1920, Total Production = 900 open face movements. Fifth Pattern (Sunburst) with black-filled engraving.

First movement #2858001
Last movement #3578400


Movements Marked:

BUNN -- ILLINOIS WATCH CO. -- SPRINGFIELD -- 17 RUBY JEWELS --
ADJUSTED TEMPERATURE, 5 POSITIONS, ISOCHRONISM -- DOUBLE ROLLER



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Varieties of 17-Jewel Bunn Nickel Movements (Continued)

Variety 6
-- Produced 1896, Total Production = 200 open face movements. First Pattern (Circular) with gold-filled engraving.

First movement #1294301
Last movement #1294500


Movements Marked:

ILLINOIS WATCH CO. -- SPRINGFIELD
17 RUBY JEWELS -- ADJUSTED -- SPECIAL -- SAFETY PINION



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Varieties of 19-Jewel Bunn Movements

Variety 1
-- Produced 1909, Total Production = 150 open face movements.

Fifth Pattern (Sunburst) with black-filled engraving.

First movement #2037701
Last movement #2038000


Movements Marked:

BUNN -- SPRINGFIELD, ILL. -- (jewel count unmarked)
ADJUSTED TEMPERATURE, 5 POSITIONS, ISOCHRONISM -- DOUBLE ROLLER


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Varieties of 19-Jewel Bunn Movements (Continued)

Variety 2
-- Produced 1908-1909, Total Production = 1650 open face movements.

Fifth Pattern (Sunburst) -- 1350 black-filled, 300 gold-filled.

First movement #2019001
Last movement #2128500


Movements Marked:

BUNN -- SPRINGFIELD, ILL. -- 19 JEWELS -- ADJUSTED
TEMPERATURE, 5 POSITIONS, ISOCHRONISM -- DOUBLE ROLLER


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Varieties of 19-Jewel Bunn Movements (Continued)

Variety 3
-- Produced 1908-1909, Total Production = 700 open face movements.

Fifth Pattern (Sunburst) -- 300 black-filled, 400 gold-filled.

First movement #2029201
Last movement #2164900


Movements Marked:

BUNN -- SPRINGFIELD, ILL. -- 19 JEWELS -- ADJUSTED
TEMPERATURE, 5 POSITIONS, ISOCHRONISM -- DOUBLE ROLLER --
JEWELED BARREL


Variety 3 Movement Image (Photo Credit: Roger Stephens)


 
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Varieties of 19-Jewel Bunn Movements (Continued)

Variety 4
-- Produced 1909-1915, Total Production = 1400 open face movements.

Fifth Pattern (Sunburst) -- 200 black-filled, 1200 gold-filled.

First movement #2044001
Last movement #2663200


Movements Marked:

BUNN -- ILLINOIS WATCH CO. -- SPRINGFIELD -- 19 JEWELS --
ADJUSTED TEMPERATURE, 5 POSITIONS, ISOCHRONISM --
DOUBLE ROLLER -- JEWELED BARREL


Variety 4 Movement Image (Photo Credit: Jones & Horan)


 
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18-Size Bunn Summary
 
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Varieties of 21-Jewel Bunn Special Movements

Variety 1
-- Produced 1894-1905, Total Production = 28,930 hunter and open-face movements.

First Pattern (Circular) -- 1380 hunter, 1600 open-face.
Third Pattern (Gold-Inlaid Circle) -- 3100 hunter, 14550 open-face.
Fourth Pattern (Bright Spotted) -- 800 hunter, 6000 open-face.
Sixth Pattern (Narrow Stripes) -- 1500 open-face,


First movement #1208201
Last movement #1730300


Movements Marked:

BUNN SPECIAL -- SPRINGFIELD, ILL.
21 RUBY JEWELS -- ADJUSTED
SAFETY PINION or unmarked*

*SAFETY PINION dropped after movement no. circa 1.5 million


Variety 1 Movement Image (Photo Credit: Jones & Horan)


 
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Varieties of 21-Jewel Bunn Special Movements (Continued)

Variety 2
-- Produced 1899-1905, Total Production = 1800, 1500 hunter, 300 open-face.


Fourth Pattern (Bright Spotted) with black-filled engraving.


First movement #1448401
Last movement #1742800


Movements Marked:

BUNN SPECIAL -- SPRINGFIELD, ILL. -- 21 RUBY JEWELS -- ADJUSTED TEMPERATURE, 6 POSITIONS, ISOCHRONISM -- SAFETY PINION or unmarked*

*SAFETY PINION dropped after movement no. circa 1.5 million


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Varieties of 21-Jewel Bunn Special Movements (Continued)

Variety 3
-- Produced 1904, Total Production = 600 hunter movements.

Fourth Pattern (Bright Spotted) with black-filled engraving.

First movement #1711401
Last movement #1712000


Movements Marked:

BUNN SPECIAL -- SPRINGFIELD, ILL.
21 RUBY JEWELS -- ADJUSTED, -- D.R.



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Varieties of 21-Jewel Bunn Special Movements (Continued)

Variety 4
-- Produced 1905, Total Production = 100 hunter movements.

Fourth Pattern (Bright Spotted) with black-filled engraving.

First movement #1729601
Last movement #1729700


Movements Marked:

BUNN SPECIAL -- SPRINGFIELD, ILL. -- 21 RUBY JEWELS -- ADJUSTED TEMPERATURE,
6 POSITIONS, ISOCHRONISM -- D.R.


Variety 4 Movement Image (Photo Credit: Jones & Horan)


 
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Varieties of 21-Jewel Bunn Special Movements (Continued)

Variety 5
-- Produced 1905-1913, Total Production = 25300, 430 hunters and 24870 open-face.

Fourth Pattern (Bright Spotted) with black-filled engraving: 430 hunters and 24220 open-face. Black-filled engraving.

Seventh Pattern All-Over Gold-Inlaid Circular): 650 open-face. Gold-filled engraving.

First movement #1756001
Last movement #2529000


Movements Marked:

BUNN SPECIAL -- SPRINGFIELD, ILL. -- 21 RUBY JEWELS -- ADJUSTED TEMPERATURE, 6 POSITIONS, ISOCHRONISM -- DOUBLE ROLLER


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Varieties of 21-Jewel Bunn Special Movements (Continued)

Variety 6
-- Produced 1912-1924, Total Production = 6,148, 150 hunters and 5,998 open-face.

Fourth Pattern (Bright Spotted) with black or gold-filled-filled engraving.


First movement #2455701
Last movement #4433000


Movements Marked:

BUNN SPECIAL -- ILLINOIS WATCH CO. -- SPRINGFIELD --
21 RUBY JEWELS -- ADJUSTED TEMPERATURE,
6 POSITIONS, ISOCHRONISM -- DOUBLE ROLLER


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Varieties of 21-Jewel Bunn Special Movements (Continued)

Variety 7
-- Produced 1905, Total Production = 100 open-face movements.

Eighth Pattern (All-Over Gold-Inlaid Linear-Circular) with gold-filled engraving.

First movement #1729601
Last movement #1730300


Movements Marked:

BUNN SPECIAL -- SPRINGFIELD, ILL -- 21 RUBY JEWELS --
ADJUSTED TO 6 POSITIONS, EXTRA


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Varieties of 21-Jewel Bunn Special Movements (Continued)

Variety 8
-- Produced 1906-1912, Total Production = 600 open-face.

Seventh Pattern (All-Over Gold-Inlaid Circular) with gold-filled engraving: 400 open-face movements.

Eighth Pattern (All-Over Gold-Inlaid Linear-Circular) with gold-filled engraving: 200 open-face movements.


First movement #1836001
Last movement #2417800


Movements Marked:

BUNN SPECIAL -- SPRINGFIELD, ILL. -- 21 RUBY JEWELS --
ADJUSTED TEMPERATURE, 6 POSITIONS --
ISOCHRONISM -- DOUBLE ROLLER -- EXTRA



Variety 8 Movement Image -- Eighth Pattern (Photo Credit: Jones & Horan)


 
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Varieties of 21-Jewel Bunn Special Movements (Continued)

Variety 9
-- Produced 1901, Total Production = 300 open-face movements.

Fourth Pattern (Bright Spotted) with black-filled engraving.

First movement #1536001

Last movement #1536200


Movements Marked:

ILLINOIS WATCH CO. -- SPRINGFIELD --
21 RUBY JEWELS -- ADJUSTED


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Varieties of 21-Jewel Bunn Special Movements (Continued)

Variety 10
-- Produced 1906, Total Production = 1000 open-face movements.

Fourth Pattern (Bright Spotted) with black-filled engraving.

First movement #1860001

Last movement #1861000


Movements Marked:

ILLINOIS WATCH CO. -- SPRINGFIELD --
21 RUBY JEWELS -- ADJUSTED TEMPERATURE, 6 POSITIONS,
ISOCHRONISM -- DOUBLE ROLLER


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Varieties of 23-Jewel Bunn Special Movements

Variety 1
-- Produced 1896, Total Production = 120, 110 hunter, 10 open-face movements.

Third Pattern (Gold-Inlaid Circle) with black-filled engraving.

First movement #1278091 110 10 120

Last movement #1278290


Movements Marked:

BUNN SPECIAL, SPRINGFIELD, ILL. --
23 RUBY JEWELS -- ADJUSTED


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Varieties of 23-Jewel Bunn Special Movements (Continued)

Variety 2
-- Produced 1910-1911, Total Production = 300 hunter movements.

Fourth Pattern (Bright Spotted) with gold-filled engraving.

First movement #2288601

Last movement #2337000



Movements Marked:

BUNN SPECIAL, SPRINGFIELD, ILL. --23 RUBY JEWELS --
ADJUSTED TEMPERATURE, 6 POSITIONS, ISOCHRONISM --
DOUBLE ROLLER


Variety 2 Movement Image (Photo Credit: Jones & Horan)


 
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Varieties of 23-Jewel Bunn Special Movements (Continued)

Variety 3
-- Produced 1908-1914, Total Production = 5350, 300 hunter and 5050 open-face movements.

Fourth Pattern (Bright Spotted) with black or gold-filled engraving.

First movement #2069001

Last movement #2534000


Movements Marked:


BUNN SPECIAL, SPRINGFIELD, ILL.
23 RUBY JEWELS -- ADJUSTED TEMPERATURE, 6 POSITIONS
ISOCHRONISM -- DOUBLE ROLLER -- JEWELED BARREL


Variety 3 Movement Image (Photo Credit: Ed Parsons)


 
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Varieties of 23-Jewel Bunn Special Movements (Continued)

Variety 4
-- Produced 1913-1917, Total Production = 1000 open-face movements.

Fourth Pattern (Bright Spotted) with red or gold-filled engraving.

First movement #2529985

Last movement #3027000


Movements Marked:

BUNN SPECIAL --
ILLINOIS WATCH CO. -- SPRINGFIELD
23 RUBY JEWELS -- ADJUSTED TEMPERATURE,
6 POSITIONS, ISOCHRONISM -- DOUBLE ROLLER --
JEWELED BARREL


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Varieties of 24-Jewel Bunn Special Movements

Variety 1
-- Produced 1895-1906, Total Production = 10,940, 2,680 hunter, 8,260 open face. Fourth Pattern (Bright Spotted) with black-filled engraving.

First movement# 1286001

Last movement# 1869020


Movements Marked:

BUNN SPECIAL -- SPRINGFIELD, ILL. -- 24 RUBY JEWELS -- ADJUSTED -- SAFETY PINION*

*Dropped after movement# circa 1.5 million


24-Jewel Bunn Special Variety 1 (Photo Credit: Jones & Horan)


 
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Varieties of 24-Jewel Bunn Special Movements (Continued)

Variety 1 without SAFETY PINION
-- This marking was dropped circa movement# 1.5 million.


24-Jewel Bunn Special -- Variety 1 without SAFETY PINION (Photo Credit: Jones & Horan)


 
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Varieties of 24-Jewel Bunn Special Movements (Continued)

Variety 1A
-- This marked "D.R" variety OF 24-Jewel Bunn Special is not described in Meggers & Ehrhardt, but I'd consider it to be contemporary with 21-jewel Bunn Special Variety 4 which was similarly marked, and at least as scarce. Meggers says that the D.R. marking was thought to be too vague, and was quickly dropped in favor of DOUBLE ROLLER.

On that basis, the production date would be 1904, and the movement numbers would be expected to fall in the same 1711401-1712000 range as the 21-jewel Variety 3 movements, which the only known example does.


Movements Marked:

BUNN SPECIAL -- SPRINGFIELD, ILL. -- 24 RUBY JEWELS -- ADJUSTEDTEMPERATURE, 6 POSITIONS, ISOCHRONISM -- D.R.



24-Jewel Bunn Special Variety 1A (Photo Credit: Jones & Horan)


 
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Varieties of 24-Jewel Bunn Special Movements (Continued)

Variety 2
-- Produced 1895, Estimated Total Production = 50 hunter movements. Fourth Pattern (Bright Spotted) with black-filled engraving.

First movement# 1286001

Last movement# 1286100


Movements Marked:

BUNN SPECIAL -- SPRINGFIELD, ILL. --
24 RUBY JEWELS -- ADJUSTED -- DOUBLE ROLLER



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Varieties of 24-Jewel Bunn Special Movements (Continued)

Variety 3
-- Produced 1895-1919, Estimated Total Production = 3301, 140 hunter movements and 3161 open-face. Fourth Pattern (Bright Spotted) with black-filled engraving.

First movement# 1286001

Last movement# 3392910


Movements Marked:

BUNN SPECIAL -- SPRINGFIELD, ILL. --
24 RUBY JEWELS -- ADJUSTED -- TEMPERATURE,
6 POSITIONS, ISOCHRONISM -- DOUBLE ROLLER



24-JEWEL BUNN SPECIAL VARIETY 3 (PHOTO CREDIT: JONES & HORAN)


 
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Varieties of 26-Jewel Bunn Special Movements

Variety 1
Produced 1905-1912, Total Production = 371 open-face movements.

Second Pattern (Wavy Ribbon Gold-Inlaid Nickel) with Gold-filled engraving.

First movement# 1742801

Last movement# 2387750


Movements Marked:

BUNN SPECIAL -- 26 RUBY JEWELS -- SPECIALLY ADJUSTED,
TEMPERATURE, 6 POSITIONS, ISOCHRONISM -- DOUBLE ROLLER


Variety 1 Movement Image (Photo Credit: Jones & Horan)


 
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Variety 1A
Produced 1905-1912, as part of Variety 1

Pennsylvania Special was a private label of H.M. Jacobsen & Son, Philadelphia, PA.

Modified Second Pattern (Circular Wavy Ribbon Gold-Inlaid Nickel) with Black-filled engraving.

First movement# 1742801

Last movement# 2387750


Movements Marked:

PENNSYLVANIA SPECIAL -- 26 RUBY JEWELS -- ADJUSTED -- ADJUSTED TO 6 POSITIONS -- DOUBLE ROLLER


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Bunn Special Jeweling Summary


All Movements have 11 jewels in the Escapement: 2 hole jewels and two cap jewels each for the balance staff and pallet arbor, plus two pallet stones and one roller jewel.

21-Jewel Movements: To the above add 10 more -- 2 hole jewels each for the escape wheel, third, fourth and center wheels plus 2 cap jewels for the escape wheel.

23-Jewel Movements: To the 21-jewel configuration add 2 hole jewels on the barrel arbor.

24-Jewel Movements: To the 21-jewel configuration add 2 cap jewels on the third wheel and an impressive-looking but non-functional jewel on the upper end of the barrel arbor.

26-Jewel Movements: To the 24-jewel configuration add 2 hole jewels on the barrel arbor, making a total of three jewels associated with the barrel, two functional and one cosmetic.
 
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