Bunn Special 24J "Flag" Variant. 18 size 24 jewel open face lever-set Bunn Special pocket watch. This example is notable for featuring a very rare "Flag" style for its "Temperature 6 Positions Isochronism" adjustment marking in a curved three-line orientation that creates a flag-like appearance.
This "flag" style marking is quite rare among 24 jewel Bunn Special production and this is the only open face 24 jewel example I recall having ever seen. Interestingly a portion of this adjustment marking is covered by the edge of the barrel bridge, but with barrel bridge removed the marking is complete as seen in final photo and this is consistent with a few 21 jewel examples I've seen with this marking type. Watch is fronted by a double-sunk enamel Gothic numeral dial, and watch is housed in a 20 year gold-filled "Belmont" case. Movement serial number is 1524282. Running and a very nice looking movement with excellent color and luster.
Third wheel jewel setting and balance wheel jewel setting each have a single replacement screw with a flat head. Dial faces up well with just a light hairline in the left side of its center section. Case is in strong condition with an excellent in-hand look and feel.
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