Here is a new acquisition that arrived today in the mail. It's an 18 size, 17 jewel Bunn Hunter from 1897. It has a one star rarity rating in the price guide as only 1500 of these were produced.
I came across this on ebay and it had a BIN or B/O and I let it sit there for a few days before I made an offer. After a couple of counter offers going back and forth we came to terms and I got it. I was a little concerned about the dial and I know how hard it would be to find a nice one, but still it is not that bad.
The low book price in the guide is $500 and I didn't pay that for it.
Posts: 1975 | Location: Northeastern Ohio in the USA | Registered: March 18, 2008
I really like the 17 jewel Bunn watches. They are rare and underrated. This is the first Hunter cased one I have seen. I picked up an open faced cousin of this one earlier this week. Will post pictures here later.
Posts: 1750 | Location: Wisconsin in the USA | Registered: October 17, 2005
Just to post the brother to Steve's. His is the two tone wavy-ribbon where mine is the first pattern "circular" S/N 1381989=1897. Watch was sold as serviced(I always doubt this)but to my surprise watch starts up on the second wind and ran 36 hrs. lost 36 seconds. I am delighted with this.
Posts: 4036 | Location: Carbon, Texas in the USA | Registered: January 24, 2010