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 TURKISH OTTOMAN RAIL ROAD POCKET WATCH ROSKOPF OVERSIZE
$96.00 (28 Bids)
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Delaware Railroad pocket watch not running Great looking case
$13.76 (11 Bids)
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Antique Ca 1908 18 size Elgin 21J grade 349 railroad pocket watch 123
$77.87 (8 Bids)
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ANTIQUE ELGIN RAILROAD POCKET WATCH LEVER SET SILVER FINISH RUNNING ESTATE
$34.33 (9 Bids)
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ELGIN BW Raymond 21 Jewel Grade 478 Railroad Pocket Watch 16 Size
$136.06 (24 Bids)
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VINTAGE BULOVA ACCUTRON RAILROAD APPROVED LADIES WATCH
$26.00 (9 Bids)
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Hamilton 17 Jewel Railroad Pocket Watch Model 974 14k Gold pocket watch
$161.50 (7 Bids)
Time Remaining: 8h 26m
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Hamilton 21 Jewel Railroad Gold Plated Pocket Watch 992 Double Roller Movement
$149.99 (1 Bid)
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Antique HAMILTON pocket watch 17j railroad 14 KT gold filled runs grt NR
$106.66 (28 Bids)
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Antique BALL RAILROAD pocket watch 21j Waltham gold filled runs grt NR
$355.00 (21 Bids)
Time Remaining: 10h 20m
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VINTAGE HAMILTON 992B 21J 10K YGF RAILROAD GRADE POCKET WATCH NICE
$305.00 (30 Bids)
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Antique Illinois Railroad Pocket Watch 18s 17jewels
$57.00 (17 Bids)
Time Remaining: 11h 18m
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CONTINENTAL SILVER POCKET WATCH 17 JEWEL CHOISI OPERATING ENGINEERS RAILROAD
$16.25 (4 Bids)
Time Remaining: 11h 44m
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Antique 18s Elgin BW Raymond 19j railroad pocket watch
$36.00 (13 Bids)
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RARE WESTCLOX POCKET WATCH RAILROAD TRAIN ENGINE ENGRAVING
$20.50 (17 Bids)
Time Remaining: 1d 4h 7m
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18s Hamilton Marked Adjusted For Railroad Service 2 Star RARE Pocket Watch
$1,400.00 (20 Bids)
Time Remaining: 1d 5h 11m
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Antique 1892 Waltham Vanguard Pocket Watch 19j 14s High Grade Lever Set Railroad
$79.91 (11 Bids)
Time Remaining: 1d 5h 31m
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HAMILTON 944 19 JEWEL 18 SIZE COIN SILVER RAILROAD POCKET WATCH
$217.50 (16 Bids)
Time Remaining: 1d 8h 26m
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Antique Illinois 16s Sangamo 21 Ruby jewels Rail Road pocket watch 1911
$535.00 (14 Bids)
Time Remaining: 1d 8h 39m
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1932 HAMILTON 992 16 Size 21 Jewel Lever Set Railroad Pocket Watch Orig RR Case
$148.50 (9 Bids)
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HAMPDEN SPECIAL RAILWAY 21 JEWEL 18 SIZE 2 TONE RAILROAD POCKET WATCH MVT
$126.50 (21 Bids)
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ILLINOIS GRADE 187 17 RUBY JEWELS 16s HUNTING CASE RAILROAD POCKET WATCH MVT
$90.00 (10 Bids)
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VINTAGE HELBROS REPOUSSE ENGINE BACK CASE RAILROAD 24 HOUR DIAL POCKET WATCH
$14.99 (1 Bid)
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ELGIN BW RAYMOND 14K GF 21J 16s Railroad Grade 478 Model 15 Pocket Watch 305
$88.66 (19 Bids)
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Vintage HAMILTON Grade 992 21J 16s Model 1 Railroad Grade OF Pocket Watch 313
$100.99 (9 Bids)
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Antique 1947 Waltham Vanguard 23 Jewel Lever Set Size 16 Rail Road Pocket Watch
$212.50 (12 Bids)
Time Remaining: 1d 9h 37m
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16 size Elgin Veritas 23 jewel railroad pocket watch in display case
$215.04 (15 Bids)
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ANTIQUE 16S E HOWARD SERIES 11 21 JEWEL RAILROAD CHRONOMETER POCKET WATCH PARTS
$102.50 (10 Bids)
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HAMILTON 940 21 JEWEL 18 SIZE RAILROAD POCKET WATCH MVT
$148.25 (15 Bids)
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Antique Ball Official RR Railroad Standard 17 Jewel Pocket Watch WORKING
$204.47 (16 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.