Bunn Special

1923 illinois pocket watch.model 29?

What is the difference in value or rarity between a bunn special or an abe lincoln special. I see everything has bunn special. But I can't find anything on the abe lincoln.
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that is the pictures of it

The A. Lincoln was a step lower in the Illinois line-up than the Bunn Special. The principle difference was that the Bunn Special was adjusted to 6 positions, and the A. Lincoln only to 5 positions.

Cosmetically, the A. Lincoln has a simple straight line damaskeen, while the Bunn Special had either a "Sunburst" damaskeen that, on 16 size models, was centered on the 4th wheel, or alternatively a fishscale pattern. Also, 16s Bunns had a full gold train, and Lincolns had a gold center wheel.

Both were excellent watches at the time. The A. Lincoln was roughly comparable to the extremely popular Hamilton 992. For whatever reason, the A. Lincoln just doesn't generate the collector interest that the Bunn does.

As far as rarity-I just checked the production numbers from Dr. Russ Snyder's Illinois Database. Comparing all variations of 16 size A. Lincoln to all variations of 16 size Bunn Special, the production was about equal.

EDIT:

Appears to be from the last run of 16 size A. Lincolns, which were in the serial block 4,490,001 to 4,491,000. There were a total of 26,985 16 size model 9 A. Lincolns made.

The case on that one does NOT appear to me to be original or correct. I would not expect to see a 1923 Illinois in a Hamilton signed case(although this is correct for later Illinois watches). The case this watch is in is a model not introduced until 1927.

Also, the amount of rust on the movement doesn't support the statement that it sat in a display case for 50 years.

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VINTAGE 16SILLINOIS 60 HOUR BUNN SPECIAL GREEN GOLD FILLED FROM 1927
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1928 Illinois Bunn Special 60 HR 16s 23 Jewel Gold Filled Pocket Watch NG126
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$1,900.00
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1923 Illinois Bunn Special 16 Size 23 Jwl Glass Back Display Pocket Watch NG129
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A VERY RARE AND HARD TO FIND 18s 24 JEWELS Illinois Bunn Special Pocket Watch
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$1,650.00
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$111.11 (7 Bids)
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ILLINOIS Bunn Special Pocket Watch c 1921 21J Adj 6 Positions Railroad
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$125.00 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 5d 4h 38m

14K GOLD 18S 24J ILLINOIS BUNN SPECIAL Pocket Watch Hunter Case
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Antique Illinois Bunn Special 21 Jewels  Pocket Watch
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$280.00
Time Remaining: 5d 7h 50m

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$405.00 (11 Bids)
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railroad pocket watch 21 jewel bunn special by Illinois watch co
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Time Remaining: 5d 9h 18m
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Illinois Bunn Special Railroad Watch 24 Ruby Jewel Movt 18 Size Antique 1907
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ANTIQUE 1912 ILLINOIS BUNN SPECIAL 18s RAILROAD 21j GOLD FILLED POCKET WATCH Vtg
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$202.50 (16 Bids)
Time Remaining: 5d 9h 44m

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1921 Illinois Bunn Special 21j 16s Pocket Watch Railroad Grade E48
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