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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Vintage Waltham Pocket Watch Railroad Model 845 Parts or Repair
$27.00 (9 Bids)
Time Remaining: 9h 28m
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FABULOUS 1900 WALTHAM VANGUARD POCKET WATCH 21J 18SZ ADJ HIGH GRD RAILROAD MODEL
$157.50 (35 Bids)
Time Remaining: 10h 30m
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Hamilton OF pocket watch 14K model 1 942 18 size Railroad RR Clean
$386.50 (26 Bids)
Time Remaining: 10h 48m
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Scarce 950 23J Hamilton Railroad Running Open Face Mens Pocket Watch
$645.00 (6 Bids)
Time Remaining: 13h 45m
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Very Rare Hamilton Ferguson GTP Special Grand Trunk Pacific Railroad Watch
$340.00 (33 Bids)
Time Remaining: 13h 53m
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Vintage 48mm Second Setting Railroad Seikosha Precision Pocket Watch Staff broke
$99.00 (2 Bids)
Time Remaining: 14h 43m
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Hamilton 1914 21j 992 Railroad Grade 16s Pocket Watch Open Face Running
$182.50 (7 Bids)
Time Remaining: 17h 15m
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Hamilton 1910 21j 992 Railroad Grade 16s Pocket Watch Open Face Running
$146.50 (4 Bids)
Time Remaining: 17h 15m
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VERY RARE ANTIQUE BALL 16S 23J RAILROAD POCKET WATCH HAMILTON M1 999N c1911
$1,000.00 (10 Bids)
Time Remaining: 17h 20m
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Beautiful 1970s Westclox The Conductor Railroad Pocket Watch
$36.00 (2 Bids)
Time Remaining: 18h 31m
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16s Illinois Grade 179 Private label Beautiful 2 tone Railroad Watch RARE
$338.33 (8 Bids)
Time Remaining: 18h 49m
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16 S 21 Jewel Ball Hamilton 999B Railroad Pocket Watch 10K Gold Filled Ball Case
$580.00 (35 Bids)
Time Remaining: 19h 49m
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1956 HAMILTON 992B RAILROAD POCKET WATCH MODEL15 STAINLESS CASE A BEAUTY
$208.50 (19 Bids)
Time Remaining: 19h 50m
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Ball Hamilton model 1 999h 17jewels railroad pocket watch 1910 antique usa
$326.55 (3 Bids)
Time Remaining: 20h 40m
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1946 HAMILTON 992B RAILROAD POCKET WATCH MODEL2 YGF CASE
$210.50 (23 Bids)
Time Remaining: 21h 18m
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Vintage Illinois 16s Time King Railroad 17 Jewel Movement Pocket Watch Keystone
$26.00 (4 Bids)
Time Remaining: 1d 10h
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Elgin B W Ramond 16 size 21 Jewel YGF GSJ Lever set Railroad Grade open face
$67.53 (8 Bids)
Time Remaining: 1d 14h 7m
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VINTAGE 21 JEWEL HAMILTON RAILROAD POCKET WATCH FOB AS IS
$94.55 (14 Bids)
Time Remaining: 1d 14h 44m
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Running Hamilton 992 16 size 21 J Lever set gold filled case from 1909 Railroad
$91.56 (11 Bids)
Time Remaining: 1d 14h 54m
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VINTAGE 17 JEWEL WALTHAM ANTIMAGNETIC RAILROAD POCKET WATCH
$40.00 (19 Bids)
Time Remaining: 1d 15h 6m
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16s 19j Elgin B W Raymond railroad grade pocket watch for parts or repair
$39.88 (6 Bids)
Time Remaining: 1d 15h 40m
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RARE Magnificent 19j 18s Hamilton Gr936 Antique American Railroad Pocket Watch
$1,025.00 (29 Bids)
Time Remaining: 1d 16h 47m
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1911 Waltham WATCH CO 17 JEWEL model 1908 G 636 lever set BB Royal railroad
$56.00 (3 Bids)
Time Remaining: 1d 17h
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Magnificent 21j 16s Hamilton Gr 996 Antique American Railroad Pocket Watch
$250.00 (2 Bids)
Time Remaining: 1d 17h 16m
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Vintage Waltham 16s 21j Riverside Railroad Pocket Watch Parts repair 1935
$54.99 (6 Bids)
Time Remaining: 1d 17h 17m
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Antique Elgin Railroad Pocketwatch 21 Jewel RR Size 18 Model 349 Buck works
$104.50 (11 Bids)
Time Remaining: 1d 17h 37m
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FINE TRANS PACIFIC 21 J RAILROAD QUALITY POCKET WATCH LANGENDORF SWISS RUNNING
$11.50 (3 Bids)
Time Remaining: 1d 18h 12m
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ANTIQUE 16S ILLINOIS 21J 21 JEWEL ABE LINCOLN MONT DIAL RAILROAD POCKET WATCH
$165.50 (22 Bids)
Time Remaining: 1d 18h 40m
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Vintage Illinois 16s 17j OF Railroad Style Pocket Watch Runs Military Eagle Eng
$35.00 (6 Bids)
Time Remaining: 1d 18h 43m
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Antique Fancy Dial Engraved Steam Engine Train Waltham Railroad pocket watch
$81.00 (5 Bids)
Time Remaining: 1d 18h 49m
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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.