Are all 16S 23J Bunn Specials hunting case model 8? Or I could ask it this way: are there any model 9's that are hunters? If I had that great research book by Michael Chamelin, I would already know the answer..
Bunn Special 16 size hunting case are Model 8 or Model 12.
All variants but one are Model 8, the single variant being the exception is the 300 hunting case 23 jewel examples made with jeweled Motor Barrels which are Model 12. The 16 size Model 12 is in fact defined as being hunting case with jeweled Motor Barrel, and these 300 watches were the only Illinois product ever made in this Model.
p.s. Wish I still had extra copies of Mike's book but they are becoming hard to find!
Thanks Fred...I bought one today but it's not a Model 12 so it must be a model 8 with serial #2860292...when I looked up the serial # in the database most of us use online, it says it's a model 9...that didn't seem right
Terry...I don't have it in my possession just yet...it's 23J HC jeweled barrel...gilt lettering....Mike C is going to get back to me on it....editing now, I just found a pic of the movement....14K case no less...neat dial