Elgin Catalog & BW Raymond Surprise

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Elgin Catalog & BW Raymond Surprise

#1 Post by diveboy » Sun Oct 22, 2017 1:23 am

We have been working on this with quite a few people here and its baby steps still but starting to get some details.


The big surprise for you all, theres now 5 different models of the B. W. Raymond Wrist Chronometer not the 3 previously known.

Whats the bigger surprise ? There may be a 6th model of the B. W. Raymond Wrist Chronometer that we are working on to determine if it was a prototype or a production example.

The Jobbers movement database is coming along as well, its a lot more complex than I previously thought it would be and has required a lot of manual processing to be able to link the parts across the movements. Eventually when its up, you'll be able to select a grade, click the part number and get a list of all movements with the same part to allow you to find the part on ebay a lot easier.

if there is anything you want to see on the details pages for the watches, please let me know.
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Re: Elgin Catalog & BW Raymond Surprise

#2 Post by GeneJockey » Mon Oct 23, 2017 9:30 am

All these things during the last few years of production at Elgin IL. It gives the picture of a company flailing, coming up with larger plans than they can execute.

I'm still curious about the 737 and the 787. I've found watches with the 737 - though all the same model. But I've never seen a 787. It's supposed to be a 19j watch, no sweep seconds, possibly no seconds bit at all, like the 785.

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