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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Illinois 16s Bunn Special 21 jewel Rail Road pocket watch Motor Barrel 60hr
$330.00 (25 Bids)
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Antique Illinois 16s Bunn Special 21 jewel Rail Road pocket watch Made 1920
$233.49 (10 Bids)
Time Remaining: 1h 15m
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Elgin 571 Railroad Grade Pocketwatch BW Raymond model
$199.00 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 1h 31m
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127 Y O RAILROAD ELGIN BW RAYMOND 18S 15J CWC STERLING POCKET WATCH RUNS FINE
$225.00 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 1h 50m
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Antique HAMILTON cal 992 16s 21j Railroad Grade Pocket Watch Serviced
$136.09 (28 Bids)
Time Remaining: 2h 3m
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Elgin Watch Company BW Raymond Silver Railroad Watch 1881
$60.00 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 2h 11m
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Antique Hamilton 940 18s 21 jewel Rail Road pocket watch Runs great 1907
$270.00 (46 Bids)
Time Remaining: 3h 10m
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Antique Waltham 16s 21 jewels high grade Rail Road pocket watch Runs great 1915
$133.50 (18 Bids)
Time Remaining: 3h 30m
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Antique Hamilton Rail Road 940 18s 21 jewel pocket watch Runs great 1907
$251.00 (37 Bids)
Time Remaining: 3h 40m
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Antique Hamilton 992 16s 21 jewel Rail Road pocket watch Runs great 1914
$256.00 (20 Bids)
Time Remaining: 3h 50m
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Antique Hamilton 990 16s high grade Rail Road pocket watch Very beautiful case
$326.00 (25 Bids)
Time Remaining: 4h 5m
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Burlington Special by Illinois 16s 19J Railroad Approved YGF Pocket Watch
$90.00 (12 Bids)
Time Remaining: 4h 15m
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Vintage Hamilton Grade 936 Serial 6306 17J Pocket Watch Running Early Railroad
$115.01 (3 Bids)
Time Remaining: 4h 19m
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18 SIZE ELGIN 17 JEWEL BW RAYMOND OF RAILROAD GRADE WATCH JUST SERVICED
$33.00 (12 Bids)
Time Remaining: 4h 28m
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Railroad Design Westclox Mens Pocketwatch Made in USA Works Great
$15.95 (3 Bids)
Time Remaining: 4h 55m
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16 SZ MODEL 11 HAMILTON YELLOW GOLD FILLED RAILROAD CASE
$54.99 (8 Bids)
Time Remaining: 5h 52m
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23j 16s American Waltham Antique Railroad Pocket Watch movement works well
$125.00 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 7h 37m
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Hamilton 21 Jewels 992 Rail Road Pocket Watch Low Serial Number
$150.00 (2 Bids)
Time Remaining: 20h 38m
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NICE VINTAGE 1941 16 SIZE WALTHAM PREMIER 23J RAILROAD POCKET WATCH KEEPS TIME
$77.77 (8 Bids)
Time Remaining: 22h 26m
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WOW 1914 16s HAMILTION 972 RAILROAD GRADE ANTIQUE POCKET WATCH No RESERVE
$167.50 (12 Bids)
Time Remaining: 1d 2h 44m
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1952 Hamilton 950B Model 2 Railroad watch
$403.88 (9 Bids)
Time Remaining: 1d 3h 1m
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Antique 24 Hour Dial Railroad Pocket Watch By Anglo Swiss Watch Co
$20.50 (6 Bids)
Time Remaining: 1d 4h 41m
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Illinois Bunn Special Railroad Grade Pocket Watch 10K Gold Filled Good Condition
$107.50 (6 Bids)
Time Remaining: 1d 4h 45m
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Antique 23 Jewels 16 Size Railroad Pocket Watch Waltham Vanguard
$212.50 (25 Bids)
Time Remaining: 1d 4h 45m
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Vintage Antique waltham 16 size railroad style pocket watch shock protected
$71.00 (15 Bids)
Time Remaining: 1d 5h 2m
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American Waltham Antique Railroad Pocket Watch Model 1892 1901
$70.00 (12 Bids)
Time Remaining: 1d 5h 17m
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ANTIQUE 1915 BALL WALTHAM 21J 10K YGF RAILROAD GRADE POCKET WATCH
$230.00 (8 Bids)
Time Remaining: 1d 5h 20m
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18 Size15 Jewel Elgin B W Raymond Key Wind Railroad Pocket Watch Silveroid Case
$88.75 (15 Bids)
Time Remaining: 1d 5h 20m
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hamilton railroad pocket watch
$76.00 (4 Bids)
Time Remaining: 1d 6h 35m
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Waltham 845 1892 21j 18sz WALTHAM Pocket Watch Railroad
$66.00 (5 Bids)
Time Remaining: 1d 17h 12m
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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.