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 Railroad 21 Jewel 992 Model Pocket Watch Free Shipping
$79.75 (13 Bids)
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1918 ILLINOIS Bunn Special 21 Jewel 16s Art Deco Railroad Pocket Watch E43
$84.77 (6 Bids)
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VTG Antique Waltham 17 Jewel Railroad Pocket Watch FOR PARTS
$7.95 (1 Bid)
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VTG Antique 121 Illinois 21 Jewel Railroad Pocket Watch FOR PARTS Repair
$38.00 (8 Bids)
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Gorgeous 18s Waltham 845 21 Jewel Pocket Watch Running Railroad Grade NoRes
$149.50 (12 Bids)
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POCKET WATCH ILLINOIS RAILROAD 23j BUNN SPECIAL LEVER SET pt17
$328.00 (4 Bids)
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POCKET WATCH ILLINOIS RAILROAD 21j BUNN SPECIAL DS MONTY DIAL pt18
$150.00 (1 Bid)
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A Handsome 16s Railroad Style Pocket Watch Case Engraved Art Deco Train NoRes
$26.99 (5 Bids)
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A Spectacular 16s Railroad Model Pocket Watch Case Engraved Art Deco NoRes
$34.33 (11 Bids)
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Antique 16s USA Salesmans Display Presentation Railroad Pocket Watch Case E2596
$83.00 (15 Bids)
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Antique 16s USA Salesmans Display Railroad Style 10K GF Pocket Watch Case E2597
$51.00 (15 Bids)
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VINTAGE HAMILTON 992 21J 14K GF DOUBLE ROLLER RAILROAD POCKET WATCH
$178.00 (6 Bids)
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Illinois A Lincoln RAILROAD 10K GOLD Filled 16s 21J Adj 5 Pocket Watch 1920
$111.01 (10 Bids)
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Hi grade pocket watch MOLNIJA with ornate Railroad USSR SOVIET very good
$41.90 (2 Bids)
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Waltham 23 Jewel Railroad Pocket Watch 10kGP Nice Free Shipping
$67.00 (14 Bids)
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HAMPDEN JOHN HANCOCK 21 Jewel 18S RAILROAD POCKET WATCH C1906
$66.00 (19 Bids)
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B W Raymond Elgin Railroad 10K Gold Filled Pocket Watch
$171.50 (33 Bids)
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Elgin 16s 21J B W Raymond railroad watch movement
$45.89 (4 Bids)
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vintage Molnija pocket watch railroad ussr
$10.50 (2 Bids)
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E Howard 16s 21J series 10 railroad watch movement running
$65.89 (25 Bids)
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Illinois 16s 19J Railroad watch movement Getty mod Burlington running
$23.49 (6 Bids)
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VINTAGE CORTEBERT CALIBR 526 PORCELAIN CHRONOMETER TURKISH RAILROAD POCKET WATCH
$71.00 (26 Bids)
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VINTAGE HAMILTON 992 21J RAILROAD GRADE 10K GOLD FILL NICE RUNNING GREAT
$99.00 (10 Bids)
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Vintage 1924 Illinois 16s Bunn Special 21 Jewel Rail Road pocket watch
$145.00 (12 Bids)
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1922 Elgin BWRaymond 19 Jewel 455 Lever Set 20 Yr GF 16s Railroad Pocket Watch
$36.00 (10 Bids)
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Antique Burlington Railroad Pocket Watch 21J Double Roller Temperature Positions
$17.50 (5 Bids)
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Antique 1893 Waltham Royal Railroad 15j Pocket Watch Dial Movement WORKS Sz 16
$5.50 (4 Bids)
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1911 Hamilton 990 Pocket Watch 21 Jewel 16s Railroad Running Nice
$245.50 (16 Bids)
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Hamilton 992 RAILROAD 14k GOLD Filled 16s 21J RUBY 5 Adj Pocket Watch 1924
$266.05 (29 Bids)
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VINTAGE 21 JEWEL WALTHAM 10K GF CRESCENT ST RAILROAD POCKET WATCH FULLY RUNNING
$81.61 (46 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.