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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Arnex Railroad Pocket Watch
$41.00 (3 Bids)
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Waltham Up Dn Railroad Rare Antique Pocket Watch Sz16 23 Jewel Yr 1935 Nr Mint
$396.00 (14 Bids)
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VINTAGE KEYSTONE 16 SIZE POCKET WATCH CASE 912457 TRAIN RAIL ROAD
$22.48 (5 Bids)
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Waltham Up Dn Railroad Rare Antique Pocket Watch Sz16 23 Jewel Yr 1926 Nr Mint
$360.00 (14 Bids)
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21 Jewels Elgin Railroad Pocket Watch Grade 478 12k GF Case For Parts or Repair
$91.00 (27 Bids)
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LARGE RAILROAD ILLINOIS 56mm ACROSS POCKET WATCH 17 JEWEL w26
$87.26 (10 Bids)
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Beautiful Waltham Premier Rail Road Pocket Watch 21J 16s Original Must See No Re
$177.50 (12 Bids)
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Ball Official Railroad Standard Hamilton 999 23 Jewel Pocket Watch Must See Look
$530.00 (24 Bids)
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Beautiful Elgin B W Raymond Rail Road Pocket Watch Rigid Bow Original Case NR
$142.50 (14 Bids)
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Beautiful Hamilton 992B Desert Dial BOC Rail Road Pocket Watch Must See No Res
$170.08 (11 Bids)
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Beautiful Waltham Riverside 19J Rail Road Pocket Watch Must See Clean No Reserve
$100.00 (18 Bids)
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Beautiful Illinois A Lincoln 21J Rail Road Pocket Watch Getty Model Must See
$114.50 (8 Bids)
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1905 Hamilton 992 21J Lever Set Pocket Watch 16s Model 2 Railroad 10k GFC
$52.00 (23 Bids)
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1921 Elgin BW Raymond 19J Lever Set Pocket Watch 16s Model 15 Railroad 10k GFC
$95.00 (12 Bids)
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Gorguse Hamilton 940 21 Jewel Rail Road Pocket Watch Must See Clean Condition
$180.27 (21 Bids)
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Hamilton 992B 16s 21J Railroad Pocket Watch w Military Case Keeps Good Time
$133.50 (18 Bids)
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RARE 1903 VINTAGE GRADE NO 280 16S ELGIN 17J RAILROAD W COOL RAILROADY CASE
$147.50 (10 Bids)
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Hamilton 992B Railway Special 21J RR Pocket Watch RUNS WELL railroad 10K GF
$202.50 (3 Bids)
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18s Hamilton Watch Co Pennsylvania Railroad Pocket Watch Replacement Dial
$9.99 (1 Bid)
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CIRCA 1900 BALL WATCH CO OFFICIAL RAILROAD STANDARD POCKET WATCH
$202.50 (9 Bids)
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ANTIQUE VINTAGE ELGIN 571 BW RAYMOND 21 JEWELS RAIL ROAD POCKET WATCH
$100.99 (2 Bids)
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Elgin 16s 19J railroad watch movement running
$45.99 (5 Bids)
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Illinois 16s 21J OF LS railroad watch movement running
$13.49 (3 Bids)
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Illinois Santa Fe Special Railroad Pocket Watch 21 Jewel Vintage 1929 IOB
$91.00 (12 Bids)
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1918 ELGIN 18S 15 JEWELS RAILROAD POCKET WATCH OPEN FACE RUNS DUBER SILVERINE
$40.99 (6 Bids)
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Burlington BULL DOG RR Railroad 14k Gold Filled POCKET WATCH 21J RUNS WELL
$170.00 (1 Bid)
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HAMILTON POCKET WATCH 21 JEWEL 992B MONTGOMERY PORCELAIN DIAL RAILROAD APPROVED
$327.00 (32 Bids)
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HAMILTON POCKET WATCH 21 JEWEL 992 RAILROAD APPROVED 16 SIZE RUNNING
$152.49 (15 Bids)
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Ball Watch Company 19 Jewel Official Railroad Standard Open Face Pocket Watch
$57.99 (3 Bids)
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Hamilton 992 Movement Railroad watch No Reserve
$42.77 (3 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.