Up/Down winding Indicator, For the serious collector this is a near perfect scarce timepiece. 16 size 23 jewel manual wind lever set movement is adjusted for 6 positions it is marked "B.W. Raymond". Recently serviced so it is running well and keeping good time. Perfect white original porcelain dial with black numbers and blue/black hands. This dial has no chips, cracks and only a couple of faint hairlines. 10 kt. yellow gold filled case with screw on bezel and screw on back that is marked "Cased And Timed By Elgin National Watch Co." on the inside. Size 50 mm. from side to side not counting the winding area. Serial number 34682233 which means it was made in 1934.
Ken Cooper our best but only west coast sales manager spend lots of time exploring the past history of our listings and he sometimes read tea leaves, smells wine corks, dinks a lot but he always manages to keep our interest with his tails. Sometimes I get emails from readers who are asking "are the stories true." I leave it up to you and hope Readers Digest will not steal him away.
Winston Jackson (Raleigh) Puffingston VIII loved fine quality items. When his mother, Edith Pfalzeringtin Puffingston who was descended from the great & fine family of Anusingtonings, purchased him a used Elgin "B. W. Raymond" pocket watch he was more than delighted as he broke into a very lively trot while singing a very merry tune. Only "Mother (Sweet Dear, Sweet Dear)" could understand that items of only the very highest quality could rest upon rare a Puffingston's torso. Winston intended to wear and display this beautiful Elgin pocket watch every day but something always seemed to prevent him for wearing it very often. Reasons possibly were: daily baths in scented water eleven times a day (Winston believed in reading highly erotic novels while bathing), his constant concern about his very delicate health, which caused him to stay in bed for months at a time to avoid the latest virulent "bug", and when he ventured forth into the community, filled with disgusting examples of lower class folks, where if anyone coughed or sneezed Winston was rush off to see his personal doctor with his expensive coat tails flying in the breeze, to visit Renaissance Shanks, MD, for treatment. If there was word of a new illness in some part of the world Winston fled to his doctor at all hours just knowing somehow he had contracted it. His concern for his health led to him being weighed ten times a day, blood pressure checks at the half hour, and the very large consumption of over the counter and prescription meds plus injections for every known illness on the planet earth and other planets in the solar system. While at home he would pause during the day to admire his fine Elgin timepiece and resolve to wear it tomorrow but alas this did not happen very often due to health and bodily concerns. Having his 22 bedroom home remodeled Winston was drawn to the expert craftsman armed with a powerful nail gun. Donning a dust mask (filtering down to 1 microns), surgical gloves, eye protection, and operating room booties for his feet Winston asked to examine the nail gun. After careful examination, using a high powered loupe, Winston started to return the nail gun but suddenly driven by an impulse (a Puffingston failing) he instead took at closer look at the working end of the nail gun and he made a fatal mistake and fired a nail through his eye causing Winston to drop like a huge gored ox while releasing a great amount of a strongly perfumed scented methane gas with an after smell of old, rotten pork & beans that caused all the highly skilled craftsmen to flee the home with many screaming "the horror of it, the horror of it". Mother, after overcoming her grief, saw to it that Winston was buried in the expensive family plot, with the great view, and told Ricketts, Winston's "bat man", to find a good place for his expensive Elgin timepiece. The Elgin pocket watch is now offered for sale by Girard's Watches at a reasonable and fair price. This beautiful and graceful Elgin will provide superior service and timekeeping to its new owner as it once was owned by a wealthy Puffingston. It is with pride that Girard offers this masterpiece of timekeeping for sale at a price that will not break your budget and be an item to be handed down to your grateful heirs. It's like "new" with its factory glow to it and it's affordable by using Girard's unique and specially tailored for the caring customer "Layaway Plan". Contact Girard's now for all the details when you order this Elgin beauty, but please for goodness sakes praise Girard's new very deep & mellow speaking voice, as he is so proud that he has, at his age, dropped his very gating nasal toned voice which could drive common people "mad" but now he sounds like an older, very mature black & white movie star. Do not mention rich, creamy fat-laden ice cream to him or you will never get Girard off the phone. When folks rich & common admire your great looking Elgin Pocket Watch (worn by a world-class Puffingston) be sure to mention Girard has many other timepieces for sale at great low, low prices. Ask Girard to "throw in" a free bumper sticker proclaiming ice cream the food of peace as he has many.