NATIONAL Watch Co. Elgin, Ill. B.W.Raymond R.R. C:1868
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The Watch Company
P.O. Box 3340
Santa Monica, Ca. 90408
*NATIONAL Watch Co. Elgin, Ill. B.W.Raymond R.R. Grade C:1868. Rare early Railroad Grade. This high grade was introduced as the first Railroad Grade in this, the first year of production. Serial No. 42281. This Model was quickly bought and used by The PENNSYLVANIA RAILROAD latter that year in 1868. That dial was marked: “PENNSYLVANIA RAILROAD” in an arc. This all original example of that grade and year was for commercial Railroad use. Rare and especially collectible to American Railroad Grade watch collectors. This company incorporated as Elgin national Watch Co. in 1873 (5 yfears latter). Elgin latter went on to produce over 50 million watches by 1955. THIS IS A FINE COLLECTIBLE. DON'T INVEST IN THE STOCK MARKET. BUY SOMETHING PROVEN IN TIME.
DIAL: Original white porcelain single sunken signed; “NATIONAL WATCH Co.” One short hairline exists at edge of 11. Rare original dial.
MOVEMENT: 18 size, key wind key set, full plate gilt, “15 Jewels”, “ADJUSTED”, “B.W. Raymond”, #42,281. Mint original movement.
CASE: 3oz. coin silver original double hinged and bezel open face key wind case. Original plain polished. Orignial extra thick beveled hard rock crystal. Beautiful.
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