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 RAILWAY SPECIAL 992B 21 JEWEL RAILROAD POCKET WATCH
$183.81 (32 Bids)
Time Remaining: 53m
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VERY NICE HEAVY GOLD FILLED 1920 VINTAGE HAMILTON 992 RAILROAD W DS DIAL
$152.50 (16 Bids)
Time Remaining: 1h 19m
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16 Size Keystone JBoss Railroad 10kt Yellow Gold Filled Pocket Watch Case
$51.00 (7 Bids)
Time Remaining: 1h 36m
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2094 Group Lot Porcelain Pocket Watch Dials Ball Railroad Waltham Howard etc
$8.49 (3 Bids)
Time Remaining: 2h 11m
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Molnija Soviet USSR Pocket Watch 1970 model Railroad case back
$27.00 (19 Bids)
Time Remaining: 3h 54m
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F801 Vintage Hamilton Railroad Pocket Watch Caliber 992B Sn C151995 21 jewels
$261.79 (18 Bids)
Time Remaining: 5h 52m
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Mickey Mouse Pocket Watch Railroad Collectors Series By Bradley
$50.00 (7 Bids)
Time Remaining: 10h 38m
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HAMILTON 992 RAILROAD POCKET WATCH 21 JEWELS 16S RUNS
$123.50 (19 Bids)
Time Remaining: 17h 25m
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SOUTH BEND 50mm ANTIQUE SILVEROID RAILROAD POCKET WATCH w 17 Jewels
$26.00 (13 Bids)
Time Remaining: 17h 39m
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Hamilton 992 Pocket Watch 21 Jewel 16 size railroad grade 1923
$100.99 (18 Bids)
Time Remaining: 19h 17m
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Elgin railroad father time 21j 16 pocket watch from 1911one of 1000 made
$60.00 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 21h 36m
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Beautiful E Howard 21 Jewel RR Railroad Chronometer Series 11 with Box
$334.00 (23 Bids)
Time Remaining: 23h 8m
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HAMILTON WATCH Railroad Time Keeper CELLULOID Court Plaster Bandage Packet
$9.99 (1 Bid)
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Rare Elgin BW Raymond Railroad 21J 5adj Pocket Watch
$78.99 (13 Bids)
Time Remaining: 1d 9m
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2098 Large Group Lot Antique Pocket Watch Dials Illinois Railroad Washington
$4.99 (1 Bid)
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2081 Group Lot Pocket Watch Porcelain Dial Hamilton Railroad w Inserts
$4.99 (2 Bids)
Time Remaining: 1d 39m
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Illinois Bunn Special Railroad Grade Pocket Watch 10K Gold Filled Good Condition
$160.25 (11 Bids)
Time Remaining: 1d 1h 4m
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Antique 19 Jewel 10 K Gold Filled Railroad Pocket Watch Elgin B W Raymond Rare
$133.50 (9 Bids)
Time Remaining: 1d 1h 6m
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Antique Railroad Pocket Watch Windsor BWCC
$9.00 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 1d 1h 33m
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VINTAGE 16 SIZE ILLINOIS BUNN SPECIAL 60 HOUR 21 JEWELS RAILROAD POCKET WATCH
$455.00 (14 Bids)
Time Remaining: 1d 1h 40m
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VINTAGE 16 SIZE HAMILTON 992B RAILWAY SPECIAL 21 JEWELS RAILROAD POCKET WATCH
$230.49 (14 Bids)
Time Remaining: 1d 1h 42m
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Rare Dial Hamilton 992 Railroad Pocket Watch and Box Beautiful
$190.00 (10 Bids)
Time Remaining: 1d 15h 32m
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Hamilton 946 23j 18s Montgomery Dial Railroad Pocket Watch Gold Filled RUNS
$355.00 (11 Bids)
Time Remaining: 1d 15h 34m
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Hamilton 950 pocket watch with original chain 23 jewel 16 s 5 pos Railroad grd
$650.00 (8 Bids)
Time Remaining: 1d 16h 11m
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RARE ANTIQUE HAMILTON 940 21J Pocket Rail Road Watch Gold Filled 1911 Running
$60.00 (21 Bids)
Time Remaining: 1d 20h 29m
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waltham riverside 21 jewels size 16 railroad running
$51.00 (11 Bids)
Time Remaining: 1d 20h 32m
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ILINOIS 16S ELECTRIC RAILROAD SERVICE STANDARD WATCH DIAL NO RESERVE
$5.50 (2 Bids)
Time Remaining: 1d 20h 38m
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RAILROAD WATCH COLUMBUS RAILWAY KING S 308963 C 1898 21 24 Js L S H C RUNS
$101.00 (9 Bids)
Time Remaining: 1d 20h 47m
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SCARCE 1901 16s HAMPDEN 23j NEW RAILWAY IN HUNTING CASE TOP O THE LINE RAILROAD
$175.49 (11 Bids)
Time Remaining: 1d 21h 22m
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14K Gold Filled Hamilton Pocket Watch with 21 Jewels Railroad Model WORKS
$100.00 (1 Bid)
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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.