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 Burlington 21 Jewel 16 Size Railroad Pocket Watch
$30.00 (15 Bids)
Time Remaining: 11h 27m
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Early Double Sunk Montgomery Dial 992 Hamilton Railroad Pocket Watch Lever Set
$140.00 (8 Bids)
Time Remaining: 14h 38m
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Vintage Jean Cardot 17 Jewel Railroad Pocket Watch NR
$36.00 (5 Bids)
Time Remaining: 15h 53m
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RARE 23J HAMILTON POCKET WATCH SUPER FANCY RAILROAD MODEL GOLD FILLED CASE
$511.01 (13 Bids)
Time Remaining: 16h 33m
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1929 ILLINOIS Railroad certified 60hr Gold filled bunn special
$345.00 (12 Bids)
Time Remaining: 17h 2m
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Scarce Elgin GM Wheeler 17J Railroad Mens Open Face Pocket Watch
$28.85 (6 Bids)
Time Remaining: 17h 15m
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Illinois Bunn Special 16 Size 21 Jewel Railroad Security Case
$135.39 (9 Bids)
Time Remaining: 18h 1m
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1914 E Howard Watch Co Series II 21 Jewels Railroad Chronometer Adjusted 5 Pos
$290.00 (3 Bids)
Time Remaining: 19h 45m
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Antique Waltham Canadian Railway 16s 21 jewel high grade Rail Road pocket watch
$152.50 (30 Bids)
Time Remaining: 21h 1m
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Antique Waltham Vanguard 16s 23 jewel high grade Rail Road pocket watch 1911
$271.00 (19 Bids)
Time Remaining: 21h 12m
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New Westclox Pocket Watch The ConductorRailroad Train Gold Color With Original
$24.99 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 22h 7m
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Antique 21 Jewel 10 K Gold Filled Railroad Pocket Watch Elgin B W Raymond
$124.95 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 1d 13h 47m
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1912 Antique SOUTH BEND Pocket Watch 21 Jewel Railroad Grade 227 Defiance
$99.99 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 1d 15h 7m
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circa 1942 HAMILTON RAILROAD POCKET WATCH RAILWAY SPECIAL Working Perfectly
$112.50 (20 Bids)
Time Remaining: 1d 15h 49m
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EXCELLENT 1898 ILLINOIS BUNN SPECIAL RAILROAD GRADE POCKET WATCH 24J ADJ RARE
$610.00 (20 Bids)
Time Remaining: 1d 16h 23m
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Antique Hamilton 21 Jewel Railroad Pocket Watch 992 Double Roller Not Running
$43.00 (2 Bids)
Time Remaining: 1d 16h 41m
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1930 Hamilton 992E Railroad Grade Elinvar Pocketwatch with Leather Case
$102.50 (3 Bids)
Time Remaining: 1d 17h 50m
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Vintage 17 Jewel Northstar Pocket Watch Montgomery Dial Railroad Train Runs
$52.85 (15 Bids)
Time Remaining: 1d 18h 56m
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1914 GF ELGIN SZ16 19J BWR RAILROAD WATCH RUNS
$25.00 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 1d 19h 50m
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VINTAGE HAMILTON 992 21J RAILROAD GRADE BOC10K GOLD FILL NICE RUNNING GREAT
$137.50 (18 Bids)
Time Remaining: 1d 20h 34m
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Antique Mens 21 Jewel Illinois Bunn Special Railroad Pocket Watch
$113.39 (3 Bids)
Time Remaining: 1d 22h 1m
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VINTAGE HAMILTON RAILROAD STYLE MODEL 992 14K YGF POCKET WATCH
$175.00 (2 Bids)
Time Remaining: 1d 22h 33m
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Hamilton 992 E Railroad Pocket Watch
$171.50 (11 Bids)
Time Remaining: 1d 22h 55m
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Antique LONGINES EXPRESS LEADER 16s 19j RAILROAD POCKET WATCH 5 Adj Open Face
$133.50 (8 Bids)
Time Remaining: 1d 23h 4m
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Elgin 18s 21J Grade 349 Stem Wind Lever Set Railroad Grade Pocket Watch
$31.99 (5 Bids)
Time Remaining: 1d 23h 16m
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Hamilton 950 B Railroad Pocket Watch
$415.00 (21 Bids)
Time Remaining: 1d 23h 38m
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Railroad Train Vtg Working Hand Wind Old Pocket Watch Engraved Gold Plated Case
$19.95 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 2d 12h 17m
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Excellent Hamilton 992 Railroad Model 14K Gold Filled 21J Pocket Watch Working
$70.00 (2 Bids)
Time Remaining: 2d 13h 2m
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Antique Hamilton 21J Running Mens Open Face Railroad Pocket Watch
$33.00 (8 Bids)
Time Remaining: 2d 16h 9m
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16 SIZE 2 TONE ILLINOIS SANGAMO HUNTING CASE RAILROAD POCKET WEATCH DISPLAY CASE
$24.50 (2 Bids)
Time Remaining: 2d 16h 34m
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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.