Here we have an Elgin B.W. Raymond pocket watch in a 10k gold filled Art Deco style case. The 16-size B.W. Raymond movement is Elgin and B.W. Raymond signed, featuring 21j jewels and marked adjusted to 5 positions. A very high-grade movement, and a very pretty one. The bridges are decorated with perfect straight line damasking. Even the jewel settings are cast in rose gold. The 10K gold filled Wadsworth case is signed B.W. Raymond on the inner case back. The watch also features a beautiful original dial in wonderful condition with BOLD boxy Arabic markers. A matching blued steel spade and dart hand set to top it all off. The case shows some signs of use but is in wonderful condition overall for over 100 years old.
*Photos are of the watch in its current, unrestored state.
The price includes full restoration and repair. The work will be performed after purchase. This entails proper service of the movement, a new mainspring, and anything else that would be necessary to bring the watch into proper working order. Case cleaning and refinishing are also included. The extent of case refinishing, if any will be left up to the new owner.
Once you’ve made your purchase, please contact us so we may discuss the restoration and case refinishing.
Please allow 1-2 weeks after purchase for service to be completed.
Our goal is to achieve what we refer to as “Sympathetic Restoration”; in other words, bringing the watch back as close as possible to its original appearance without the need to remove all signs of its former life. We don’t want to dramatically change its history.
During the restoration, we only use period-correct parts, and in most cases, genuine factory parts from the same time period as the watch.