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 pocket watch Hamilton model railroad 10k GOLD filled 21 jewels very rare
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Elgin 16s 21J Father Time railroad watch movementfor parts
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Hamilton Vintage Railroad Watch
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16 size Bar Over Hamilton 14k White G F RailRoad Pocket Watch Case
$76.01 (9 Bids)
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Antique Hamilton 940 18s 21 jewel Rail Road pocket watch Beautiful watch 1913
$280.00 (15 Bids)
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Antique Waltham Canadian Railway 16s 21 jewel high grade Rail Road pocket watch
$170.50 (10 Bids)
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Antique 16s USA Salesmans Display Railroad Style RGP Pocket Watch Case E2675
$60.99 (22 Bids)
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Antique 21 Jewels Railroad 18 Size Lever Set Pocket Watch Waltham 845
$56.00 (7 Bids)
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Superb BALL WATCH CO Pocketwatch 21 Jewels Yr 1902 16S Railroad GoldF Case LOOK
$620.00 (12 Bids)
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Gorgeous Hamilton Pocketwatch 16 Size RAILROAD MODEL 992 Model 21J Yr 1933 GoldF
$156.00 (13 Bids)
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SCARCE VERY NICE 1935 VINTAGE YELLOW GF MODEL 7 CASE HAMILTON 992 RAILROAD
$174.50 (21 Bids)
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Antique Gold Filled South Bend Railroad Pocket Watch Lever Set
$9.99 (1 Bid)
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SUPERB ANTIQUE CENTURY USA 18S POCKET WATCH RAILROAD CASE RUNS NO RESERVE
$19.50 (16 Bids)
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Vintage 1894 Elgin 15j Jewels Size 18s Railroad BW Raymond Pocket Watch Movement
$20.50 (3 Bids)
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VINTAGE ELGIN 21 JEWELS RAILROAD POCKET WATCH 21J MODEL 15 GRADE 478 RUNNING 21J
$127.50 (3 Bids)
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ELGIN POCKET WATCH 349 MODEL 21 JEWEL RAILROAD GRADE 18 SIZE RUNS KEEPS TIME
$135.49 (10 Bids)
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VINTAGE ELGIN 16s 7 JEWEL RAILROAD POCKET WATCH RUNS NICELY
$17.50 (10 Bids)
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WALTHAM Riverside 21 Jewel Railroad Pocket Watch 1932 ART DECO Open Face Subdial
$99.99 (1 Bid)
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Ball Official Railroad Standard 21J Adj 5 PosTempLS SW Sz16 GF Pocket Watch
$98.67 (14 Bids)
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EXCELLENT GOLD FILLED RAIL ROAD LOCOMOTIVE 17 JEWEL POCKET WATCH SWISS SUPREME
$188.50 (10 Bids)
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VINTAGE WALTHAM RAILROAD MODEL 431 25J 10K RGP POCKET WATCH NR
$29.00 (8 Bids)
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gold plate HAMILTON WATCH CO RAILROAD GRADE POCKET WATCH MODEL 924
$31.03 (15 Bids)
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HAMILTON WATCH CO 18 SIZE 21 JEWEL 940 RAIL ROAD POCKET WATCH WORKS GREAT
$102.50 (17 Bids)
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Vintage Helbros 17J RailroadHanhartBulls EyeSturdyScout More parts repair
$18.50 (9 Bids)
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1907 Hamilton 17J 927 18s Emperor Quality Railroad Case Lever Set Pocket Watch
$70.00 (5 Bids)
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1919 Hamilton Railroad 21 Jewel 992 Double Roller Lever Set 16s GF Pocket Watch
$76.00 (10 Bids)
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Illinois Getty Grade 186 16s 17 Jewels Adjusted Railroad Pocket Watch Movement
$9.99 (1 Bid)
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VINTAGE HAMILTON RAILROAD MODEL 10 K GOLD FILLED 21 JEWELS POCKET WATCH
$68.50 (3 Bids)
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ANTIQUE ELGIN ETCHED RAILROAD POCKET WATCH 4 REPAIR
$10.49 (2 Bids)
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Antique 18s USA Salesmans Display Presentation Railroad Pocket Watch Case E2678
$42.50 (5 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.