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My 1876 B.W. Raymond gold pocket watch, Elgin Ill.

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    Posted 9 years ago

    PLL
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    This gold watch belonged to my uncle, a dentist in Eau Clare Wisconsin. It appears to be vintage 1876 based on its serial number 491399. It has "K" over "18" stamped inside the front and back covers. Not sure if this means 18 carot gold or something else. The number "602" and the letters "MX" are also stamped inside the covers. There are 2 back covers, the inside cover is personalized with my uncles name. It can be stem wound, and when I do so it does run.

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    1. kerry10456 kerry10456, 9 years ago
      See if you can get a picture of the inside cover, but mt quess is it's 18 karat gold case. Does it refer to any years? (10, 20, 25 year warranty) Great piece, thanks for sharing
    2. kerry10456 kerry10456, 9 years ago
      Here is my 1873 B.W. Raymond:
      http://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/17184-1873-national-watch-co-b-w-raymond?in=403
    3. PLL, 9 years ago
      Thanks kerry10456. I've added a picture of the inside cover showing the "18K" and the "MX" (erroniously reported as MK originally). Interested in your take on the "18K". Checked out your watch. Very nice.
    4. kerry10456 kerry10456, 9 years ago
      I would say it's an 18 karat gold casing. The hallmark looks to be original, take to your local jeweler, They will verify this. Again VERY NICE family piece.
    5. toolate2 toolate2, 9 years ago
      Very nice watch! It's what's called a "transitional" watch being both key wind and stem wind... Beautiful case as well... And a family piece!! Thanks for sharing. Oh, here's mine:
      http://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/8029-1893-elgin-pocket-watch?in=user

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