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    Another B.W.Raymond pulls into the station...

    After reading about Elgin's B.W.Raymond and finding many consider it the best railroad pocket watch ever made and seeing the examples of other members, I just had to have one.

    Last week on the 'Bay one came up that was being offered by a watchmaker which others here have recommended. It was labeled as 'serviced' which saves about $150 off the normal total watch price so I snapped it up. (Deducting the service cost, I got it for less than $100!)





    Nice dial, not perfect but I prefer my working watches to show they were actually used... which this back shot's wear clearly shows:

    Can anyone make out the monogram??










    The watchmaker marks on the inside back cover... notice the most recent, just last month!


    But the performance of this BW Raymond falls far short of my Howard Series 11 as reported in this thread. It shows a great deal of positional variation and gains more than 30 seconds per day when carried. This shows 'serviced' and 'restored' are different levels of quality.
    "Forever is composed of nows." - Emily Dickinson

    "The watch has to be surrounded by a history.
    You need more than just a great design. You need to create an atmosphere around the product.
    Who is the company behind it? Why are they using this material?
    People need to be able to identify the watch with themselves. It's based on emotion." - Ralph Furter

    ...that's just my opinion and I've been wrong before and will be again and might be now!

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    Re: Another B.W.Raymond pulls into the station...

    Very nice. And some pretty classy photography too.

    JAS? JNS?
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    Please don't PM me to ask for a valuation - I won't attempt one.

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    Re: Another B.W.Raymond pulls into the station...

    That's a great looking watch, well done.

    I've stared at that monogram and although it's still
    very clear, I can't figure it out.. JRC or IRC would be my guess.

    I was wondering how well an old watch like this rates
    in different positions, is that + 7 secs crown up?

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    Re: Another B.W.Raymond pulls into the station...

    16S Class 98 Grade 391 21J BWR made 1911. You are picking up a lot of my grail watches, Eeeb.

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    Re: Another B.W.Raymond pulls into the station...

    A lovely example of one of the less common version of B. W. Raymond, with 9000 units produced between 1910 and 1912. Welcome to the owner's club. To me the monogram looks like JAP or JAS.
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    Re: Another B.W.Raymond pulls into the station...

    Choo choo!!

    Damn that's a nice watch! Use it in good health, my friend!
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    Re: Another B.W.Raymond pulls into the station...

    Congrats~Looks terrific!

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    Re: Another B.W.Raymond pulls into the station...

    Congratulations on acquiring a fine looking piece. Would you be willing to pm me the seller's name? I'm getting a hankering for a pocketwatch and want to begin doing some digging around.
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    Re: Another B.W.Raymond pulls into the station...

    Eeeb Nice BW Raymond.

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    Re: Another B.W.Raymond pulls into the station...

    Quote Originally Posted by Ray MacDonald View Post
    16S Class 98 Grade 391 21J BWR made 1911. You are picking up a lot of my grail watches, Eeeb.
    I think there are probably plenty left!
    "Forever is composed of nows." - Emily Dickinson

    "The watch has to be surrounded by a history.
    You need more than just a great design. You need to create an atmosphere around the product.
    Who is the company behind it? Why are they using this material?
    People need to be able to identify the watch with themselves. It's based on emotion." - Ralph Furter

    ...that's just my opinion and I've been wrong before and will be again and might be now!

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