Having seen Scott's sad story of swapped parts on his B.W. Raymond, here is a happier tale. This is a high-grade 23-jewel bridge-model watch that I am delighted to own. I hesitate to call it a Waltham, although it is made exclusively from 1899-model Waltham parts. It was probably assembled and finished by an anonymous factory employee on his own time (a somewhat common practice, it seems). Based on serial numbers under the various parts this watch includes pieces of at least three watches. The barrel bridge is un-numbered, the balance wheel is upgraded from a P.S. Bartlett, the balance cock is upgraded from another P.S. Bartlett. The pillar-plate, train bridge and pallet bridge are all modified and re-finished from a grade 610. Other parts, as well as the finish, are Maximus grade. This represents, then, several movements that never made it out of the factory on their own. I, and most people I have shown it to, think it is pretty neat. If such a watch were cobbled together today, by a skilled watchmaker with access to factory-grade equipment, would it be viewed as favorably? I am jumping to a perhaps ill-founded conclusion that someone here will not consider my watch an "abomination". But what if it were put together by someone famous? How much does the fame or skill of the craftsman mitigate what was done?