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.