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1944 Elgin B.W. Raymond 478 21j



1944 Elgin B.W. Raymond 478 21j

This movement was originally manufactured in 1927 by the Elgin National Watch Company just outside of Chicago. The 'B.W. Raymond' model takes its name from the third mayor of Chicago, and for many years the grade represented Elgin's high-end, performance focused watches with accessible pricing.
 
This excellent condition piece features straight Geneva stripes, 3/4 style nickel plated bridges, a circular graining pattern on the main plate, 21 precision cut jewels, gold jewel settings, a whipspring regulator, adjustment to 5 positions, and adjustment for temperature.
 
The blued steel, extra heavy, whipped spade style hands point to extra bold, 'boxcar' style, sans-serif Arabic numerals on the excellent condition, original enamel dial. This movement is one of 185,400 made.
 
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