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 10K GF HAMILTON 992 21 JEWEL RED SECONDS RAILROAD LEVER SET POCKET WATCH
$103.50 (19 Bids)
Time Remaining: 50m
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ANTIQUE BRITISH SMITHS TRAILMASTER RAILROAD DIAL OPEN FACE DOLLAR POCKET WATCH
$26.00 (8 Bids)
Time Remaining: 44m
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ANTIQUE WESTCLOX POCKET BEN RAILROAD DIAL OPEN FACE DOLLAR POCKET WATCH
$12.50 (2 Bids)
Time Remaining: 42m
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Fantastic 1904 MONTGOMERY DIAL Waltham 21 JEWEL Model 845 RAILROAD Pocketwatch
$239.50 (24 Bids)
Time Remaining: 46m
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Vintage Garland Pocket Watch 17 Jewels Gold Plated Railroad Train AS IS
$15.50 (5 Bids)
Time Remaining: 18h 15m
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Molniya CCCP 17 Jewel 16 size Railroad Pocket Watch 24 Hr dial Works great
$29.95 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 20h 22m
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Antique Ball Hamilton 16s 21j Rail Road pocket watch Ball Gold Filled case 1930
$590.00 (44 Bids)
Time Remaining: 22h 14m
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Excellent 1909 DOUBLE SUNK DIAL Hamilton 940 Open Faced RAILROAD Pocketwatch
$137.50 (8 Bids)
Time Remaining: 41m
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Antique1902 Hamilton Watch Co Railroad pocket watch 17 Jewels Grade 924 runs
$50.00 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 1d 15h 5m
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HAMILTON 16 Size 21 Jewel 992 Railroad Pocket Watch Running Fine 1916
$106.50 (6 Bids)
Time Remaining: 1d 21h 14m
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16s SOUTH BEND RAILROAD GRADE POCKET WATCH 15 JEWEL COOL RE DIAL RUNS GREAT
$81.00 (15 Bids)
Time Remaining: 13h 57m
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1931 Illinois BUNN SPECIAL 10K GF Elinvar 163A 23J RailRoad Pocket Watch 60hr
$1,852.00 (14 Bids)
Time Remaining: 16h 33m
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Antique Russian 800 Silver Niello Railroad Pocket Watch
$22.00 (3 Bids)
Time Remaining: 22h 15m
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WALTHAM 17 JEWEL RAILROAD POCKET WATCH ENGRAVED TRAIN
$15.81 (4 Bids)
Time Remaining: 1d 20h 30m
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16 size Hamilton 992B Pocket Watch 21 jewels Antique Railroad Pocket Watch
$147.50 (34 Bids)
Time Remaining: 3d 12h 49m
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Antique Hampden Rail Road Gold Filled Hunting case 16s pocket watch Made 1904
$55.00 (17 Bids)
Time Remaining: 1d 22h 24m
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Antique Waltham 16s 21 jewel high grade Rail Road pocket watch 1926 Very nice
$137.50 (39 Bids)
Time Remaining: 1d 22h 33m
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Antique Illinois 23 Ruby jewels Sangamo 16s Rail Road pocket watch 1911
$430.00 (24 Bids)
Time Remaining: 1d 22h 54m
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Antique Illinois Burlington Special 16S 19J Gold Fill Railroad Pocket Watch 3Q
$49.99 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 21h 18m
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Antique Hamilton 942 18s 21 jewel Rail Road pocket watch Beautiful watch 1904
$195.00 (19 Bids)
Time Remaining: 1d 22h 24m
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E Howard 23 Jewel 16 Size Railroad Pocket Watch Series O
$179.50 (25 Bids)
Time Remaining: 1d 21h 18m
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Rare Antique 18s Railroad 21j Bunn Special Pocket Watch Mint Serviced
$128.49 (36 Bids)
Time Remaining: 5d 22h 23m
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1920 Hamilton 992 Railroad Gold Filled 21 Jewel Pocket Watch Runs Needs Work
$49.99 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 5d 22h 28m
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Genuine Lever Set Hamilton 950 23J Working Railroad Ticking Pocket Watch
$234.05 (12 Bids)
Time Remaining: 1d 17h 28m
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POCKET WATCH CASE HAMILTON RAILROAD MODEL 10k GOLD FILLED
$9.99 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 5d 19h 36m
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1915 WALTHAM 16s Crescent Street 21 jewel Railroad Grade Pocket Watch
$76.00 (3 Bids)
Time Remaining: 5d 20h 9m
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HAMILTON 23J 950B RAILROAD POCKET WATCH MODEL A CASE IN EXC PLUS COND Ca1950
$550.01 (12 Bids)
Time Remaining: 23h 58m
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1906 Hamilton 940 Size 18s 21 Jewels Railroad Grade Pocket Watch GF OF Case Runs
$19.99 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 5d 23h 38m
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RARE LARGE Antique Elgin Railroad Pocket Watch with FANTASTIC LOCOMOTIVE ETCHING
$15.38 (3 Bids)
Time Remaining: 2d 19h 45m
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Rare Howard 1914 Series 10 21J Gold Filled Pocket Watch 16S Railroad Keystone
$47.00 (16 Bids)
Time Remaining: 1d 22h 20m
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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.