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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Antique Waltham Pocket Watch Railroad Watch
$38.00 (3 Bids)
Time Remaining: 53m
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16s Elgin B W Raymond 21 Jewels Model 472 RailRoad Grade
$125.50 (5 Bids)
Time Remaining: 1h 3m
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Vintage Railroad Rockford Illinois Pocket Watch Silver Metal Case Not Working
$26.00 (14 Bids)
Time Remaining: 2h 45m
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Antique Estate Hamilton 21 Jewel Railroad RR Pocket Watch Vintage 14k GF Runs
$138.50 (17 Bids)
Time Remaining: 3h 18m
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16 Size 21 Jewel Ball Hamilton 999 Railroad Pocket Watch 14K Ball Gold Fill Case
$215.50 (10 Bids)
Time Remaining: 3h 34m
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Vintage Omega Railroad Pocket Watch
$100.00 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 4h 7m
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BEAUTIFUL HAMILTON 23 JEWEL RAILROAD POCKET WATCHMODEL 946
$457.57 (5 Bids)
Time Remaining: 4h 23m
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RARE HAMILTON POCKETWATCH RAILROAD 21 JEWEL SILVEROID HUNTERS CASE
$152.50 (11 Bids)
Time Remaining: 9h 38m
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Illinois 23 Jewel Bunn Special Pocket Watch Rail Road Grade 10K GF W7119
$128.50 (9 Bids)
Time Remaining: 9h 40m
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Antique Hamilton 10K GF Railroad 21j 21 Jewel Double Roller 992 Pocket Watch
$76.00 (11 Bids)
Time Remaining: 9h 46m
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Elgin 15 Jewel Grade 313 16s Pocket Watch w Railroad Train Engraved Defiance Cas
$11.50 (3 Bids)
Time Remaining: 9h 53m
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NWC Co Tornado Gold Filled Pocket Watch Case ONLY w Engraved Train Railroad
$9.99 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 10h 11m
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WALTHAM BALL MD RR OFFICIAL STANDARD RAILROAD WATCH CHAIN MOTHER PEARL LODGE FOB
$169.17 (19 Bids)
Time Remaining: 1d 32m
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DELMAR 23 JEWEL RAIL ROAD POCKET WATCH TRIPLE SUNK DIAL E ROMY
$25.00 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 1d 1h 13m
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VINTAGE KALTRON 17j RAILROAD POCKET WATCH SWISS ESTATE RUNS CARDY
$31.00 (5 Bids)
Time Remaining: 1d 2h 15m
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Beautiful Railroad Timekeeper Fusee 925 Silver KW KS Size 18 Pocket Watch
$127.50 (18 Bids)
Time Remaining: 1d 4h 34m
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ANTIQUE 1903 HAMILTON 18S GRADE 940 RAILROAD GRADE POCKETWATCH 21J
$55.93 (8 Bids)
Time Remaining: 1d 4h 39m
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TIME BALL Special 21 JEWEL RAILROAD POCKET WATCH
$4.25 (5 Bids)
Time Remaining: 1d 6h 8m
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Vintage BALL Official Standard RR Railroad 21 Jewel Pocket Watch
$202.50 (3 Bids)
Time Remaining: 1d 9h 3m
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Hamilton 992B 16s 21j Railroad Grade 10k GF RR Accuracy Runs FULLY RESTORED
$139.50 (29 Bids)
Time Remaining: 1d 10h 20m
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16 Size Gold Filled Railroad Pocket Watch Case EXCELLENT
$66.99 (3 Bids)
Time Remaining: 1d 12h 34m
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Vintage Waltham Goldtone Pocket Watch Engraved Train Casing Railroad 17J WORKS
$50.00 (3 Bids)
Time Remaining: 2d 1h 16m
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ILLINOIS BUNN SPECIAL 21 JEWEL 16 SIZE RAILROAD POCKET WATCH MVT
$23.38 (6 Bids)
Time Remaining: 2d 3h 59m
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1919 1920 Hamilton 992 Rail Road RR 16S Pocket Watch Keystone Case Blue Hands
$51.00 (6 Bids)
Time Remaining: 2d 7h 38m
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Hampden 21 Jewel Wm McKinley S16 Railroad Pocket Watch NR
$56.00 (2 Bids)
Time Remaining: 2d 8h 39m
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Rare 24 Hours Railroad Dial 23 Jewels Waltham Vanguard 18s Pocket Watch Movement
$182.50 (16 Bids)
Time Remaining: 2d 9h 25m
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BEAUTIFUL VINTAGE HAMILTON 16S 992B 21J 10K YGF RAILROAD SPECIAL POCKET WATCH
$170.50 (21 Bids)
Time Remaining: 2d 10h 52m
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ANTIQUE 16s ELGIN RAILROAD RR STYL OPEN FACE POCKET WATCH MONTGOMERY DIAL
$42.00 (12 Bids)
Time Remaining: 2d 13h 51m
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Old Vintage Hamilton Pocket Watch 941 18 Size 21 Jewel Railroad Grade Runs W7228
$48.00 (8 Bids)
Time Remaining: 2d 19h 1m
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HAMILTON 992 RAIL ROAD POCKET WATCH 21J C1916 GF RUNS
$67.00 (19 Bids)
Time Remaining: 3d 8h 31m
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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.