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Lot 1271
ELGIN 571 BW RAYMOND PROFESSIONAL RAILROAD POCKET WATCH, 9 Adjustment Vintage 1954 Rare Just Serviced Keeps Excellent Time

DETAILS:
- GRADE: 571
- SERIAL: I373574
- SIZE: 16s
- JEWELS: 21j
- ADJUSTMENTS: 9
- YEAR: 1954
- CASE: Stainless Steel, Keystone #939781
- CONDITION: Dial ultra clean original condition, Some light case wear consistent with age, movement was just serviced (Jan 2019) and keeps excellent time.

BACKGROUND:
B.W. Raymond was used as a trade name used on pocket watch movements manufactured by Elgin. The 'B.W. Raymond' watch was named after Benjamin Wright Raymond, the first president and one of the primary investors in the National Watch Company of Chicago (later renamed the Elgin National Watch Company). Mr. Raymond served as president from the organization of the company in 1864 until October 10, 1867. The name was used for nearly 100 years on many of Elgin's high-end movements, spanning the entire life of the company. This B.W. Raymond is one of the rarest and one of the highest end railroad watch of the time period. This classic 16s watch features a near perfect full Montgomery dial, with no hairlines or cracks noted; in fact, this dial is as good as you can find them. There are no chips and flakes around the edges...it's just very minty! The movement is super clean and well preserved. Very nicely done classic Geneva stripes as decoration sets this movement apart from many others of the era; and I believe 9 adjustments is the highest number of adjustments ever made and not many are not marked 9 adjustments on the movement, these are rare and tough to find and would make an impressive addition to any fine collection.

Condition

Dial ultra clean original condition, Some light case wear consistent with age, movement was just serviced (Jan 2019) and keeps excellent time.

Starting Bid

$900

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ELGIN 571 BW RAYMOND PROFESSIONAL RAILROAD POCKET

Estimate $1,145 - $1,485
3d
20h
17m
38s
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Island Park , NY, USA
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