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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Burlington 16s 19j RAIL ROAD GRADE Pocket Watch
$36.00 (6 Bids)
Time Remaining: 7h 36m
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Antique Hamilton 944 18s 19 jewel Rail Road pocket watch For parts Or Repair
$71.00 (34 Bids)
Time Remaining: 16h 33m
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RAILROAD POCKET WATCH Hamilton 21 Jewel Gold with Chain 1920 runs perfectly
$237.00 (6 Bids)
Time Remaining: 13h 9m
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Scarce 950 Lever Set Hamilton Railroad 23j 14k Gold Pocket Watch
$925.56 (47 Bids)
Time Remaining: 13h 21m
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Quick Beat Taylor Sons Liverpool Railroad Time Keeper Silver Star Antique Watch
$127.50 (37 Bids)
Time Remaining: 12h 20m
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Antique 21J Ball B263737 Orrs Railroad Mens Pocket Watch to Fix
$84.00 (16 Bids)
Time Remaining: 11h 32m
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Illinois Watch Co Railroad Dispatcher Special 16 Size Wadsworth 25 Years Hunter
$26.99 (10 Bids)
Time Remaining: 10h 17m
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HAMILTON POCKET WATCH 18 SIZE 21J RAILROAD GRADE 940 MODEL 1 VINTAGE 1899
$125.00 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 2d 7h 16m
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Hamilton Rail Road Pocket Watch 940 18s 21j Jewel Vintage Railroad Low Reserve
$132.26 (3 Bids)
Time Remaining: 1d 13h 49m
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1906 Hamilton 940 Pocket Watch 21j 18s Railroad Grade 25yr Gold Fill Case Runs
$81.00 (25 Bids)
Time Remaining: 17h 47m
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VINTAGE 1921 ELGIN BW RAYMOND 19 JWLS GF POCKET WATCH 23215232 RAILROAD GR
$52.98 (2 Bids)
Time Remaining: 3d 11h 9m
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Vintage Ball Hamilton 999 Official Railroad Standard Pocket Watch 16s 21 Jewels
$257.00 (21 Bids)
Time Remaining: 1d 16h 50m
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Antique Hamilton Grade 992 B 1950 16 S 21 J Model A Railroad Pocket WatchRun
$178.50 (12 Bids)
Time Remaining: 9h 23m
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HAMILTON RAILROAD POCKET WATCH 992 21J
$113.61 (21 Bids)
Time Remaining: 10h 26m
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Antique Waltham 18s 21 jewel model 1892 high grade Rail Road pocket watch 1900
$154.50 (17 Bids)
Time Remaining: 1d 17h 28m
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1903 E Howard Keystone Railroad 16S 17J OF Gold Filled CRESENT SWING OUT CASE
$79.99 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 2d 9h 58m
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Vintage Pocket Etched Hunting Case Railroad Special Gold Filled Not Working
$15.50 (3 Bids)
Time Remaining: 2d 9h 10m
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Antique Elgin 7 JEWEL Rail Road pocket watch Made 1919 with Case 21398088
$3.25 (2 Bids)
Time Remaining: 1d 18h 59m
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Antique Hamilton 992 16s 21 jewel Rail Road pocket watch Gold filled Made 1922
$167.00 (24 Bids)
Time Remaining: 1d 16h 59m
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Antique Hamilton Railroad Pocket Watch 19 Jewel Open Face for Restoration
$79.95 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 1d 16h 17m
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RARE LONGINES RAILROAD TRAIN CASE FANCY DIAL POCKET WATCH FOR REPAIR MUST SEE
$64.99 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 2d 16h 48m
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Antique Hamilton 940 18s 21 jewel Rail Road pocket watch Made 1907
$160.25 (20 Bids)
Time Remaining: 1d 17h 18m
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South Bend 21 Jewel 10K Rolled Gold Plate Pocket Watch Chain 1917 18 Railroad
$64.00 (13 Bids)
Time Remaining: 3d 10h 4m
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Vintage Arnex 17 Jewels Pocket Railroad Watch Train Engraving Not Working
$8.00 (2 Bids)
Time Remaining: 4d 14h 51m
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Waltham Vanguard 23J 16s Railroad Vintage Mens Pocket Watch
$108.50 (22 Bids)
Time Remaining: 1d 8h 53m
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Hamilton Railroad Pocket Watch Case
$9.99 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 5d 19h 20m
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Minty Movement Hamilton 992B 21J C277761 Railroad Pocket Watch to Restore
$96.55 (12 Bids)
Time Remaining: 1d 9h 4m
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Antique 23 Jewels Railroad Gold Filled Pocket Watch Waltham Vanguard
$290.00 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 3d 17h 49m
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Antique Elgin 18s 21j Father Time Railroad pocket watch made 1900 Gold filled
$103.50 (12 Bids)
Time Remaining: 2d 16h 53m
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Vintage Hamilton 992 double roller 21 Jewels Railroad Pocket Watch ser 2421925
$51.00 (25 Bids)
Time Remaining: 4d 16h 45m
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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.