Elgin open-face B.W. Raymond pocket watch. Elgin 571 USA movement number 626616. 21 jewel. 16s. 8 adjustments. B.W. Raymond. Keystone J. Boss 10k gold filled case number 78390. Stem-wind and -set. White dial with Arabic numerals. Blued spade hands. Subsidiary seconds at 6 o'clock.
Benjamin Wright Raymond was elected as Chicago's mayor in 1839. Following his two mayoral terms Raymond agreed to start a watch company. Once the building was completed in 1866, it became home to the Elgin Watch Company. B.W. Raymond was the name given to the first models made by the Elgin Watch Co.
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