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 Hamilton Railroad Special RUNNING 10kGold Fill Pocket Watch 21 Jewels
$200.00 (1 Bid)
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1937 HAMILTON 992 ELINVAR 21 J JEWELS RAILROAD POCKET WATCH 16S GOLD FILL CASE
$235.50 (30 Bids)
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ANTIQUE 18S HAMILTON 21J 21 JEWEL GRADE 940 RR RAILROAD POCKET WATCH
$90.00 (20 Bids)
Time Remaining: 15h 42m
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1895 Hampden John C Dueber 18s Pocket Watch 17j Railroad Grade Repair Parts
$39.00 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 15h 26m
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ANTIQUE 16S HAMILTON 992 21 JEWEL 21J RAILROAD RR POCKET WATCH MOVEMENT PARTS
$36.01 (9 Bids)
Time Remaining: 16h 12m
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Rare RADIUM DIAL Fancy Enameled Gold Fl 21J Railroad Illinois Pocket Watch 1920
$131.50 (7 Bids)
Time Remaining: 7h 9m
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1909 Hamilton Pocket Watch 21 Jewels Grade 940 Size 18 RAILROAD Grade 0753
$150.00 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 1d 13h 45m
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MAGNIFICENT1919 Waltham Gold Filled 21J Rail Road Grade Pocket Watch 100g RUNS
$84.00 (13 Bids)
Time Remaining: 15h 29m
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Vintage POCKET WATCH MENS WATCH WALTHAM RAILROAD WATCH 2ND DIAL NIB
$37.00 (11 Bids)
Time Remaining: 16h 36m
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Antique Hamilton 936 18s 17 jewel Railroad Pocket Watch
$20.50 (10 Bids)
Time Remaining: 3d 13h 26m
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HAMILTON 940 OUT OF RETIRED WATCHMAKERS ESTATE 21 JEWEL RAILROAD POCKET WATCH
$158.00 (18 Bids)
Time Remaining: 13h 9m
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ILLINOIS BUNN SPECIAL RAILROAD POCKETWATCH 21 JEWELS 6 POS WORKING SIXTY HOUR
$220.50 (12 Bids)
Time Remaining: 15h 42m
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10k Gold Filled 1925 Hamilton 992 B 21j 16s Railroad Pocket Watch
$141.00 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 4d 9h 41m
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RAILROAD LOCOMOTIVE POCKET WATCH CASE 18S 58MM ACROSScas2f
$20.00 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 1d 13h 15m
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1905 Ball Waltham 16s 19 Jewel Official Railroad Standard Pocket Watch
$150.00 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 3d 10h 48m
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Antique Hamilton Railroad 5 Position Double Roller 19 Jewels Pocket Watch w Fob
$199.00 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 2d 11h 40m
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RAILROAD POCKET WATCH HOWARD 21j SERIES 11 CHRONOMETER ORIGINAL CASEcas2c
$175.00 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 1d 13h 8m
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ANTIQUE 16S HAMILTON 21J 21 JEWEL 992 RAILROAD RR POCKET WATCH
$226.50 (15 Bids)
Time Remaining: 2d 15h 15m
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Hamilton RAILROAD CASE Running Pocket Watch 21 Jewels 992 B MOVE RAILWAY SPECIAL
$200.00 (28 Bids)
Time Remaining: 1d 7h 58m
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Elgin Railroad 17 Jewel Gold Filled Open Face Pocket Watch
$62.00 (7 Bids)
Time Remaining: 3d 14h 6m
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Bunn Special Railroad grade 23 jewelIllinois 16S Shipped Insured
$347.20 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 2d 5h 37m
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Hamilton 1953 Railroad grade 992B 6 adj 21 jewel 16S pocket watch
$150.00 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 4d 17h 1m
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VTG Waltham Railroad Train Pocket Watch STERLING SILVER GOLD INLAY 18 size 17 J
$50.00 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 4d 7h
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Vintage Waltham Railroad Pocket Watch
$25.00 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 3d 13h 48m
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Antique Hamilton Railway Special Railroad Pocket Watch 992B 21 Jewels 6 Position
$199.00 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 2d 12h 25m
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Rockford Railroad Grade Pocket Watch Grade 918 Model 9 Size 18s 21J Circa 1908
$99.99 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 4d 7h 29m
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E Howard 21 Jewel Series 11 Railroad Chronometer Pocket Watch Runs Fine
$126.39 (6 Bids)
Time Remaining: 1d 14h 48m
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Antique Hampden 18s Beautiful Gold Filled case 21 jewel Rail Road pocket watch
$202.50 (12 Bids)
Time Remaining: 4d 15h 19m
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Antique 1918 OFFICIAL STANDARD Ball Waltham TRIPLE MARKED Railroad Pocketwatch
$238.00 (27 Bids)
Time Remaining: 17h 38m
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HAMILTON 992B RAILROAD POCKET WATCH 21 JEWELS TASCHENUHR MOVEMENT
$57.51 (9 Bids)
Time Remaining: 2d 9h 24m
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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.