When the National Watch Company was organized in 1865, former Chicago mayor Benjamin Wright Raymond was appointed as the company's first president. After organizing a factory at Elgin, Illinois, the company introduced a watch to the market in 1867 - christened the "B.W. Raymond" in...
Pictured: B.W. Raymond #180892 with Double-Sunk “Pennsylvania Railroad” Dial by the National Watch Company, c.1872. Around 1870, the National Watch Company began furnishing watches featuring custom-marked hand-painted dials for use.
H.H. Taylor #155911 The National Watch Company put its first watches on the market in 1867. These 18 size key wind movements quickly gained popularity all over the country and.