Pictured: Advertisement for the Santa Fe Special and Illinois Special Watches published in The Topeka State Journal, May 7, 1915. The actual purchase price of the Santa Fe Special watches.
Pictured: First Sales Advertisement for the Santa Fe Special Watch published in The Topeka State Journal, November 5, 1913. On November 5, 1913, the “Santa Fe Special” watch was introduced.
Pictured: Santa Fe Special Watch Movement, Manufactured by the Illinois Watch Company, c.1919. During the 1910s, the “Santa Fe Special” became one of the most popular trade names applied to.
Pictured: Closeup. Double-Sunk “Pennsylvania Railroad” Dial by the National Watch Company, c.1872. [Elgin B.W. Raymond Movement #180892] While stringent specifications eventually dictated the type of dial that was approved for.
Pictured: Illinois Watch Company “Arrows Out” Bunn Special Dial (Image courtesy of Jones & Horan Auctions) In December 1927, Hamilton Watch Company agreed to purchase the Illinois Watch Company factory.
Pictured: Illinois Watch Company Railroad Dial No. 114 (Bunn Special Dial), c.1922 The Bunn Special represents the most iconic railroad watch offered by the Illinois Watch Company. The No. 114.