Railroad pocket watch

Although pocket watches have been for regular produce since the 16th century, Railroad pocket watches, as well referred to as railroad chronometers, were originally created in America in the course of the 1890s designed for a single matter- to help control timekeeping clearly as well as precisely along the main railways. Those watches were made and produced in order to assist managers and operators of trains, carrying important goods vital to business as well as trade, avoid railroad wrecks and delays. To generate accurate timekeeping feasible, standards were set into place for railroad- grade pocket watches and given that those watches are noted for the extremely precise timing, they become highly sought after among watch collectors nowadays.

Fundamental standards for timekeeping were produced by the American Railway Association in 1887, though it wasn't until a serious accident in 1891 that those standards were broadly adopted plus codified still much more stringently. A big collision happened in the town of Kipton, Ohio for the reason that the watch this conductor was wearing had quit going for a whole 4 minutes. [..Read More..]

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Antique Waltham Vanguard 16s 23 jewel Rail Road pocket watch Waltham case 1942
$255.00 (31 Bids)
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Vintage South Bend Railroad Pocket Watch
$175.00 (1 Bid)
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Antique Elgin 16s grade 280 Ruby jewel Bridge plate Rail Road pocket watch1919
$187.50 (29 Bids)
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Antique 21 Jewels 16 Size Railroad Pocket Watch Elgin B W Raymond
$151.00 (20 Bids)
Time Remaining: 53m
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Hamilton 18s Railroad DS Double Sunk Pocket Watch Dial
$3.58 (4 Bids)
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Antique 18K gold fancy elegant railroad pocket watch
$654.00 (43 Bids)
Time Remaining: 1h 54m
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Antique 21 Jewels Railroad Lever Set Pocket Watch Hamilton 940 Running
$140.00 (2 Bids)
Time Remaining: 15h 9m
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Antique Hamilton 910 17 jewel Railroad Pocket Watch Tri Fold
$49.99 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 16h
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Antique Waltham hunter railroad pocket watch 18s gold case running 7246781
$79.99 (1 Bid)
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Vintage KALTRON 17 Jewels Sub Second Railroad Pocket Watch Working
$39.99 (1 Bid)
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Antique Hampden 18s Beautiful Gold Filled case 21 jewel Rail Road pocket watch
$207.50 (21 Bids)
Time Remaining: 1d 13m
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1924 Hamilton Model 992 21 Jewel Railroad Grade Pocket Watch w Chain Runs
$121.02 (8 Bids)
Time Remaining: 19h 17m
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Antique Waltham 16s 21 jewel high grade Canadian Rail Road pocket watch 1915
$180.00 (50 Bids)
Time Remaining: 23h 53m
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1903 HAMPDEN William Mc Kinley RAILROAD GRADE in 14k GOLD FILLED HUNTER Case Run
$147.50 (36 Bids)
Time Remaining: 1h 24m
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Antique Hamilton 992 16s 21 jewel Rail Road pocket watch original Gold fill case
$212.50 (25 Bids)
Time Remaining: 1d 4m
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Antique Illinois Watch Company 18S Miller 5th Pinion LS Railroad Pocket Watch
$58.56 (5 Bids)
Time Remaining: 1d 1h 53m
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Antique Hamilton Watch Company 16S 992 LS Railroad Pocket Watch
$81.00 (15 Bids)
Time Remaining: 1d 1h 53m
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Antique Hamilton 940 18s 21 jewel Rail Road pocket watch Very Nice Made 1901
$250.00 (28 Bids)
Time Remaining: 1d 24m
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Thoresen Aluminum Railroad Pocket Watch Works
$5.01 (3 Bids)
Time Remaining: 1d 23h 51m
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WIND INDICATOR Elgin B W Raymond 21 Jewels Railroad Pocket Watch 16s Running
$520.00 (2 Bids)
Time Remaining: 1d 17h 44m
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Hamilton Rail Road Pocket Watch 940 18s 21 j Jewel Vintage Railroad 1899
$102.50 (10 Bids)
Time Remaining: 1d 21h 13m
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1910 18s 21 Jewel Hamilton 940 Railroad Pocket Watch Motor Barrel Silveroid Case
$99.99 (1 Bid)
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ANTIQUE ELGIN RAILROAD DIAL ETCHED FLORAL SCROLL CASE POCKET WATCH
$15.50 (6 Bids)
Time Remaining: 1d 1h 26m
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Antique Hamilton 940 18s 21 jewel Rail Road pocket watch Very Nice Made 1905
$199.50 (13 Bids)
Time Remaining: 2d 3m
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Elgin BW Raymond 21 Jewel Railroad Pocketwatch
$115.50 (3 Bids)
Time Remaining: 1d 20h 16m
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HAMILTON 992B RAILWAY SPECIAL 21 JEWEL RAILROAD POCKET WATCH
$151.99 (9 Bids)
Time Remaining: 2d 23h 14m
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1904 18s 21 Jewel Hamilton 941 Railroad Pocket Watch Fancy 25 Year Hunting Case
$114.50 (4 Bids)
Time Remaining: 4d 20h 5m
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Vintage 1920s Hamilton 992 Railroad Pocket Watch 21 Jewels Double Roller
$75.00 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 6d 15m
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Antique Hamilton 16s 21j Grade 992 Model 1 Railroad Pocket Watch Gold Case FOB
$97.00 (7 Bids)
Time Remaining: 4d 5m
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ELGIN FATHER TIME 16s RAILROAD POCKET WATCH 21j ADJ GOLD CASE MADE 1920 RUNS
$100.00 (2 Bids)
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If searching for the perfect antique railroad pocket watch, one point to note is that they are invariably of US make due to mandatory by the standards set in place. Besides, give consideration to the watch movement's size. A watch movement's size is decided by measuring a dial across the middle and after that along to the point where it's narrowest. Noting those standards placed by the Railways, any railroad- grade pocket watch were asked to be at least size 18 or 15. 227mm. That requirement altered to a bigger size 16(16. 919mm) by the Thirties.

Additionally, the watches were open faced rather than contained within a hinged case plus they were marked with Arabic numerals Roman. Every watch used no less than 17 jewels within its movement. The watches required the capability to be adjusted in over 5 positions- - face up, face down, crown up, crown down, or even sideways. , the timepieces were needed to maintain correct time inside thirty seconds week. This timepieces were even needed to have the ability to compensate for temperatures in a range of 34 to 100 degrees Fahrenheit.

More demands for the railroad watches steel escape wheels, lever sets, double rollers, regulators, winding stems pegged at 12 o'clock, white dials, but black hands. Using those standards, the good quality plus accuracy of these pocket watches were indeed unsurpassed in best.

Since US watch companies rose to fulfill the challenge given by the urgent requirements of a expanding railroad business, they produced ever more precise timepieces, often surpassing the necessities in the railroads. And the Waltham Watch manufacturer was the first to comply with the requirements of the railroad industry, though they were promptly followed by most of the other important US watch companies, together with Westclox, Ball, Hampden,Illinois, Elgin and Hamilton to name a few. It's those pocket watches, usually featuring as many as 23 jewels plus six adjustable positions rather than five, which are very looked for by collectors and watches enthusiasts.