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 19 jewels Ball Watch Co Waltham Railroad Pocket Watch Runs 1911
$200.00 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 17h 3m
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VINTAGE HAMILTON 992B 21J 10K YGF RAILROAD GRADE POCKET WATCH NICE
$430.00 (21 Bids)
Time Remaining: 22h 40m
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Antique Waltham Vanguard 16s 23 jewel high grade Rail Road pocket watch 1907
$212.50 (56 Bids)
Time Remaining: 21h
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Antique Elgin 18s Grade 349 21 jewel high grade Rail Road pocket watch 1909
$182.50 (46 Bids)
Time Remaining: 20h 40m
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Vintage 18s Illinois Pocket Watch 1885 Railroad Grade Bay State Coin Silver Case
$79.95 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 1d 16h 21m
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ANTIQUE Coin Silver Key Wind Railroad Time Keeper Pocket Watch Hunter Case WORK
$120.27 (17 Bids)
Time Remaining: 12h 48m
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Antique 18 Size 21 Jewel Railroad High End Pocket Watch Hamilton 940 Serviced
$135.39 (14 Bids)
Time Remaining: 21h 20m
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ANTIQUE HAMILTON 992 21JEWELS RAILROAD POCKET WATCH FOR REPAIR NO RESERVE
$50.99 (10 Bids)
Time Remaining: 21h 44m
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1954 HAMILTON 992B 21J ADJ TEMP 6 POS 16S LS SW RAILROAD GRADE POCKET WATCH
$77.49 (11 Bids)
Time Remaining: 21h 14m
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Hamilton 21 Jewel 992 B Railroad Pocket Watch Original 10K GF Case Runs W7289
$146.00 (9 Bids)
Time Remaining: 21h 41m
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Hamilton Railway Special 992B 21 Jewel Rail Road Pocket Watch 16 Size W7371
$157.50 (17 Bids)
Time Remaining: 21h 42m
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Elgin BW Raymond Railroad Pocket Watch with 21 Jewel Gold Tone Movement
$168.50 (5 Bids)
Time Remaining: 2d 13h 9m
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Illinois Bunn Special 21J 16s Railroad Pocket Watch
$150.00 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 4d 20h 1m
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HAMILTON POCKET WATCH 21 JEWEL 992B RAILROAD APPR YELLOW BAR OVER CROWN CASE
$192.50 (4 Bids)
Time Remaining: 1d 15h 51m
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Antique 21 Jewel 18 Size Railroad Pocket Watch Waltham 845
$169.50 (2 Bids)
Time Remaining: 1d 21h 21m
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ANTIQUE WALTHAM 16S RAILROAD POCKET WATCH CHAIN
$64.00 (6 Bids)
Time Remaining: 1d 21h 40m
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Hamilton 21 Jewel Railroad Pocket Watch 18 Size W7372
$31.00 (9 Bids)
Time Remaining: 22h 40m
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ANTIQUE ELGIN RAILROAD DIAL RED SECONDS LEVER SET OPEN FACE POCKET WATCH
$9.99 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 3d 21h 51m
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HAMILTON 950B 23 Jewels Size 16 Adj6 Pos RAILWAY SPECIAL Rail Road Pocketwatch
$474.00 (35 Bids)
Time Remaining: 1d 16h 7m
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2 NOS ANTIQUE HOLLAND RAILROAD POCKET WATCH MOVEMENTS LOT NO RESERVE
$20.50 (6 Bids)
Time Remaining: 21h 56m
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Elgin Father Time railroad grade pocket watch running
$110.00 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 4d 19h 7m
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Excellent Antiuque Gold 21J 1913 ILLINOIS BUNN SPECIAL Railroad Pocket Watch
$99.00 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 4d 17h 40m
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ANTIQUE HAMILTON 992 B 21 JEWEL BALL OFFICIAL RRR CASE RAILROAD POCKET WATCH
$90.00 (19 Bids)
Time Remaining: 3d 21h 57m
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Elgin Vintage GP 21 Jewel 16s Railroad Grade 478 Model 15 OF Pocket Watch 643
$117.50 (12 Bids)
Time Remaining: 1d 21h 11m
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Hamilton 21J 992 Railroad Pocket Watch
$95.00 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 4d 19h 49m
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Nice Waltham Premier Vanguard Railroad Grade Watch 23j 6 Pos Lever Set
$13.50 (2 Bids)
Time Remaining: 1d 23h 29m
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HAMILTON POCKET WATCH 17 JEWEL 972 RAILROAD GRADE MOVEMENT DIAL RUNNING
$9.00 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 6d 12h 3m
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Antique Pocket Watch Case Base Metal 18 Size Railroad or Pendent
$9.50 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 4d 22h 48m
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ANTIQUE 1903 WALTHAM PS BARTLETT RAILROAD POCKET WATCH
$9.99 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 4d 14h 20m
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1921 HAMILTON WATCH COMPANY 992 POCKET WATCH 21J ADJ 5 POS RAILROAD GRADE
$65.00 (21 Bids)
Time Remaining: 1d 21h 47m
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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.