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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HAMILTON POCKET WATCH 21 JEWEL 992B MONTGOMERY PORCELAIN DIAL RAILROAD APPROVED
$332.00 (34 Bids)
Time Remaining: 12h 30m
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1910 1920 RAILROAD WATCH HAMILTON WATCH Co
$127.50 (2 Bids)
Time Remaining: 13h 36m
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HAMILTON POCKET WATCH 21 JEWEL 992 RAILROAD APPROVED 16 SIZE RUNNING
$176.99 (20 Bids)
Time Remaining: 13h 46m
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Ball Watch Company 19 Jewel Official Railroad Standard Open Face Pocket Watch
$126.66 (6 Bids)
Time Remaining: 14h 4m
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Hamilton 992 Movement Railroad watch No Reserve
$42.77 (3 Bids)
Time Remaining: 14h 19m
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ANTIQUE DEFIANCE ORNATE 18S RAILROAD POCKET WATCH CASE
$24.99 (1 Bid)
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ANTIQUE ILLINOIS BUNN SPECIAL21j 10k GOLD FILLED OPEN FACE RAILROAD POCKET WATCH
$102.50 (12 Bids)
Time Remaining: 14h 22m
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ANTIQUE DEFIANCE ORNATE 16S RAILROAD POCKET WATCH CASE
$24.99 (1 Bid)
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old antique pocket watch railroad special
$12.16 (2 Bids)
Time Remaining: 15h 21m
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14K GOLD FILLED Elgin 21J BW Raymond Railroad Pocket Watch with chain runs
$93.99 (37 Bids)
Time Remaining: 19h 46m
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VERY COOL ELGIN GOLD FILLED RAILROAD POCKET WATCH AS IS PROJECT
$183.50 (11 Bids)
Time Remaining: 23h
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Antique Illinois 60 hour 16s Bunn Special 21 jewel Rail Road pocket watch 1927
$390.00 (46 Bids)
Time Remaining: 23h 11m
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CRISP FINE NAWCO RAILROAD MODEL 16S RR CASE 10K YGF SBB FOR ALL HI GRADES
$35.98 (21 Bids)
Time Remaining: 23h 15m
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VINTAGE SEARS RAIL ROAD POCKET WATCH WITH LOCOMOTIVE ON THE BACK
$17.40 (6 Bids)
Time Remaining: 1d 36m
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Hamilton 990 Pocket Watch 16 Size Railroad 21 Jewels 1905Very Good Condition
$112.00 (7 Bids)
Time Remaining: 1d 57m
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16 size Illinois railroad pocket pocket watch 60 hour 6 adj Bunn Special
$190.50 (14 Bids)
Time Remaining: 1d 3h 36m
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vintage elgin pocket watch and vintage wakmann railroad pocket watch
$34.00 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 1d 14h 48m
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Arnex Railroad Pocket Watch
$6.29 (8 Bids)
Time Remaining: 1d 15h 14m
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HAMILTON pocket watch RAIL ROAD 992 montgomery 21 J 14 k gold f c 1929 5 ADJS
$129.50 (30 Bids)
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Working 21 Jewel 16s Elgin BWRaymond Railroad Watch
$82.00 (15 Bids)
Time Remaining: 1d 19h 31m
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Nice 1956 Hamilton 21 Ruby Jewel 16 Size OF 992B Railroad Pocket Watch
$142.50 (20 Bids)
Time Remaining: 1d 19h 36m
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Hamilton 990 Pocket Watch 16 Size Railroad 21 Jewels 1903 Very Good ++ Condition
$203.00 (9 Bids)
Time Remaining: 1d 19h 36m
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NR Arnex Railroad Pocket Watch Running 17 Jewels incabloc Switzerland vintage
$74.96 (11 Bids)
Time Remaining: 1d 22h 29m
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GOOD LOOKING WORKING 992B RAILROAD WATCH 16 SIZE OF LS 21 JEWELS
$96.00 (9 Bids)
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VERY RARE ANTIQUE BALL 16S 23J RAILROAD POCKET WATCH HAMILTON M1 999N
$777.00 (17 Bids)
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18S OPEN FACE LEVER SET SILVER RAILROAD ELGIN PW FATHER TIME
$107.00 (16 Bids)
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WALTHAM BALL OFFICIAL OPEN FACE RAILROAD POCKET WATCH 17 JEWEL 5 POS 1900S
$99.99 (1 Bid)
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16s Hamilton 992 21j Railroad pocketwatch Bar over crown RUNNING
$116.62 (9 Bids)
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16s Hamilton 992 21j Railroad pocketwatch RUNNING
$85.14 (7 Bids)
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16 SIZE OPEN FACE LEVER SET 19 JEWELS HAMPDEN RAILROAD POCKET WATCH
$90.88 (10 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.