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    Default Illinois bunn special 163

    So i found this at a local pawn shop. The dial spins freely and the second hand is floating around inside. They are asking $500. But I know it needs work and i don't know if i should risk the cash. Any help would be appreciated. I took photos the best I could.Click image for larger version. 

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    Default Re: Illinois bunn special 163

    The dial spins freely and the second hand is floating around inside.
    are you saying the dial or do you mean the crown?


    Rob

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    Default Re: Illinois bunn special 163 (By: musicguy)

    crown sorry

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    Default Re: Illinois bunn special 163 (By: primewish)

    Those watches are selling on eBay for half of that . check it out
    Jim Haney

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    Default Re: Illinois bunn special 163 (By: Jim Haney)

    If i found this for 500.00 i would for sure buy it.

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    Default Re: Illinois bunn special 163 (By: primewish)

    The biggest problem it has is that it needs the proper bow. To find the right bow will be difficult at best. The 4th wheel pinion seems to be intact, so the second hand just needs to be put back on. Not having a photo of the back of the case, makes it harder. Pattern back or plain polish and wear have a large effect .

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    Default Re: Illinois bunn special 163 (By: 179)

    It's a fine watch (60 hour, 23 jewel motor barrel), plus it has the factory case. But finding the right bow could be tough.

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    Default Re: Illinois bunn special 163 (By: Paul_S)

    Buy it, offer up $450 to start with.

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    Default Re: Illinois bunn special 163 (By: NC Plumber)

    Prime I side with what Mr Haney says,
    I have also seen examples comparative to that watch in the $250.00 range.

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    Default Re: Illinois bunn special 163 (By: PWfanatik)

    I guess i have been off the market to long that would seem a good price to me, sure did not know they were that cheap.

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    Default Re: Illinois bunn special 163 (By: s. smith)

    Prices have dropped dramatically on watches that commanded premiums years ago because once Ebay opened up the market, watches came out of the woodwork. 10 years ago, Hamilton 992's were going for $200 and up, now you can't give them away unless they have a rare case.

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