I picked this up at last weeks SW California Regional in San Diego/La Mesa. It was a really great show, especially for the first time being at this new venue. There were a lot of watches to see both pocket and wrist. I believe this is what Bill Meggers refered to as "7th All Over Gold Circular Pattern.
Great watch John!
As I understand it, the 8 damaskeen patterns found on 18s Bunn Specials are:
1. First Pattern Circular pattern, Gold-inlaid, black lettering
2. Second Pattern Wavy Ribbon Gold-Inlaid
3. Third Pattern Circular pattern, Gold-inlaid, black lettering
4. Fourth Pattern Bright Spotted
5. Fifth Pattern Sunburst
6. Sixth Pattern Narrow Stripes
7. Seventh Pattern All-Over Gold-Inlaid Circular
8. Eighth Pattern All-Over Gold-Inlaid Linear-Circular
As you know, the 7th damaskeen pattern is uncommon. Although the Illinois database shows 1183 produced, it would not surprise me at all if actual production is less than what is estimated in by Meggers & Earnhardt in the Illinois Encyclopedia or by the Illinois database - not unexpected for the scarcer Bunn Special 18 size damaskeen variants. .
I picked up a similar 18s, 21j Bunn Special with the 7th damaskeen pattern in Sep 2021 i.e. s/n 1927416 ca 106. It has a private label dial "A. M . Kirk & Son; Curwensville, Pa".
A. M. Kirk & Son
, jewelers, had its business location on the corner of Filbert and State streets, Curwensville, Pa. The founder of the business was A. M. Kirk, later brought his son, Henry P. Kirk, into the business. A. M. Kirk was born October 5, 1849, at Lumber City, Pa., and died at Curwensville, September 19, 1904.
Pictures simply do not do these movements justice! Very hard, at least for me, to get a decent photograph.