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 10K GF HAMILTON 23 JEWEL 950B RAILROAD MONTGOMERY POCKET WATCH S7135
$575.77 (25 Bids)
Time Remaining: 40m
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VINTAGE 1923 HAMILTON 992 21J 10K YGF RAILROAD GRADE POCKET WATCH NICE
$427.00 (23 Bids)
Time Remaining: 2h 19m
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BALL WATCH CO CLEVELAND 21 JEWEL 16 SIZE RAILROAD GRADE POCKET WATCH 77D
$179.01 (6 Bids)
Time Remaining: 4h 22m
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VINTAGE 1941 HAMILTON RAILROAD POCKET WATCH WORKING NICELY
$203.00 (10 Bids)
Time Remaining: 14h 26m
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Antique Railroad Pocket Watch with Etched Back Parts And Repair
$6.50 (2 Bids)
Time Remaining: 19h 13m
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Beautiful Elgin B W Raymond 18 Size Rail Road Pocket Watch 19J Must See No Res
$165.39 (14 Bids)
Time Remaining: 22h 41m
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Beautiful Hamilton 992 All Original Rail Road Pocket Watch Must See No Reserve
$208.06 (10 Bids)
Time Remaining: 22h 44m
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Beautiful Hamilton 992 Rail Road Pocket Watch Beautiful Case Must See No Reserve
$168.99 (14 Bids)
Time Remaining: 22h 45m
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Beautiful Illinois Bunn Special 21J RailRoad Pocket Watch 1918 LeverSet Must See
$227.50 (20 Bids)
Time Remaining: 22h 46m
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Beautiful Illinois Bunn Special Rail Road Pocket Watch Large Eagle Must See No R
$265.99 (11 Bids)
Time Remaining: 22h 47m
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Hamilton 992B Rail Road 16 Size Pocket Watch All Original Serviced Must See No R
$180.00 (14 Bids)
Time Remaining: 22h 50m
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Illinois Bunn Special Rail Road Pocket Watch Beautiful Condition 21J Must See NR
$252.25 (13 Bids)
Time Remaining: 22h 51m
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Rare Illinois Sangamo Private Label J Herbert Hall Pasadena CA 16S Rail Road NR
$306.75 (9 Bids)
Time Remaining: 22h 53m
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Burlington 21j 16s Railroad Pocketwatch for repair or parts 14k Gf
$51.00 (8 Bids)
Time Remaining: 23h 46m
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Westclox Railroad Style Pocket Watch with chain knife 1960s
$10.60 (2 Bids)
Time Remaining: 1d 12m
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ANTQUE ELGIN RAILROAD WATCH RECENTLY CLEANED AND OVERHAULED
$102.50 (2 Bids)
Time Remaining: 1d 17m
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Very rare Hampden Railroad Standard Pocket Watch Private Label
$162.50 (9 Bids)
Time Remaining: 1d 27m
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Antique 1922 HAMILTON 992 21 jewels Railroad 10k Gold Filled Pocket Watch
$195.00 (30 Bids)
Time Remaining: 1d 11h 9m
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Hamilton Grade 950 Model 3 Railroad Pocket Watch 16s 23j
$455.00 (10 Bids)
Time Remaining: 1d 19h 43m
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HAMILTON WATCH CO 21J 16S MODEL 992 RAILROAD POCKET WATCH
$157.50 (20 Bids)
Time Remaining: 1d 19h 47m
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BEAUTIFUL ELGIN BW RAYMOND RAILROAD 18S 17J ORNATE 119 Y O POCKET WATCH RUNNING
$188.46 (2 Bids)
Time Remaining: 1d 23h 21m
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POCKET WATCH CASE LOT 18 SIZE RAILROAD DRESS SILVEROID HAMILTON WALTHAM ELGIN
$89.00 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 2d 1h 20m
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ANTIQUE 10K GOLD FILLED ELGIN NATIONAL RAILROAD OPEN FACE POCKET WATCH
$16.03 (2 Bids)
Time Remaining: 2d 1h 33m
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ANTIQUE 14K ELGIN RAILROAD DIAL ART DECO DESIGN HUNTERS CASE POCKET WATCH 62gr
$360.00 (6 Bids)
Time Remaining: 2d 1h 39m
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Antique Hamilton 21 Jewel Railroad Wind Pocket Watch Grade 940 18 S Train Case
$105.50 (10 Bids)
Time Remaining: 2d 2h 6m
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Antique Hamilton 17 Jewel Railroad Wind Pocket Watch Grade 936 18 S Gold Filled
$158.46 (7 Bids)
Time Remaining: 2d 2h 17m
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Elgin BW Raymond 16s 19jewel Railroad Pocket Watch
$200.00 (16 Bids)
Time Remaining: 2d 3h 54m
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Antique Waltham Riverside 16s 19jewel Railroad Pocket Watch
$91.00 (13 Bids)
Time Remaining: 2d 4h 47m
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VINTAGE 1925 BALL HAMILTON 999 21J 14K WGF RAILROAD GRADE POCKET WATCH
$464.99 (21 Bids)
Time Remaining: 2d 14h 41m
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Hampden 21 Jewel Dueber S18 Railroad Pocket Watch RUNS NR
$105.50 (9 Bids)
Time Remaining: 2d 16h 45m
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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.