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 HAMILTON RAILROAD GRADE POCKET WATCH
$86.00 (4 Bids)
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WALTHAM BARTLETT POCKET WATCH ADJUSTED 24 HOUR RAILROAD DIAL
$65.00 (1 Bid)
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1924 Elgin 21j 16s Railroad BW Raymond Grade 478 Pocket Watch Runs Well
$100.00 (28 Bids)
Time Remaining: 19h 36m
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1941 Elgin 23 Jewels BW Raymond Railroad Grade Pocket Watch USA Antique
$154.80 (17 Bids)
Time Remaining: 17h 24m
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VINTAGE HAMILTON 16S BOC 14K WHITE GOLD FILLED RAILROAD POCKET WATCH CASE
$106.50 (3 Bids)
Time Remaining: 19h 55m
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Vintage Illinois Sangamo 21 Jewel Double Roller Railroad Pocket Watch
$161.50 (3 Bids)
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ANTIQUE GOLD FILLED 16 SIZE HAMILTON OPEN FACE RAILROAD POCKET WATCH GRADE 974
$71.00 (20 Bids)
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Good looking 992 Antique Hamilton Railroad Pocket Watch 16 size 21 jewels mov
$127.50 (13 Bids)
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Elgin BW Raymond Railroad Pocket Watch 16s 21J Marked 571 8 Adj Runs Nice Dial
$199.99 (1 Bid)
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ANTIQUE ILLINOIS BUNN SPECIAL 21j OPEN FACE SIZE 18s RAILROAD POCKET WATCH 1906
$78.00 (22 Bids)
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18s 21Jewel Hamilton 940 Railroad Pocket watch Motor Barrel Train Case
$94.98 (33 Bids)
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1936 Hamilton Railroad Pocket Watch 21j model 992E ELINVAR 16s 10K Gold filled
$255.00 (12 Bids)
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ANTIQUE ILLINOIS 23J SANGAMO SPECIAL RAILROAD SIZE 16 c 1913 POCKET WATCH NR
$125.00 (18 Bids)
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VINTAGE ELGIN 21J SIZE FANCY DIAL BW RAYMOND 16S POCKET WATCH RAILROAD GRADE NR
$119.50 (30 Bids)
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Waltham 1892 Vanguard 21j Railroad Locomotive Engraved 18s Pocket Watch BEAUTY
$162.50 (31 Bids)
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ANTIQUE HAMILTON 21J 992 RAILROAD 5 ADJ SIZE 16 c1924 POCKET WATCH NR
$132.50 (37 Bids)
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17J HAMILTON SIZE 16S FANCY RAILROAD GRADE POCKET WATCH NO RESERVE
$61.01 (20 Bids)
Time Remaining: 19h
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ANTIQUE HAMILTON 21J 992 RAILROAD 5 ADJ SIZE 16 c1913 MONTY DIAL POCKET WATCH
$54.00 (13 Bids)
Time Remaining: 19h 17m
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JUST SERVICED 1910 SOUTH BEND 16S 21J 5P THE STUDEBAKER RAILROAD POCKET WATCH
$449.99 (1 Bid)
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ROCKFORD 24 JEWEL 18s GRADE 900 SCARCE TOP GRADE RAILROAD POCKET WATCH
$510.00 (10 Bids)
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16s 21Jewel Illinois Bunn Special Railroad Pocket watch M1 WGF Case Near Mint
$305.00 (41 Bids)
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Elgin BW Raymond 18s Railroad Grade Pocket Watch Amazing Case No Reserve
$90.99 (13 Bids)
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Hamilton railroad watch stainless steel case
$82.00 (4 Bids)
Time Remaining: 19h 25m
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Bradley Time Great American Railroads Pocket Watch Set Santa Fe
$30.00 (7 Bids)
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18s 21Jewel Hamilton 940 Railroad Pocket watch Train Engraved Case Extra Fine
$328.00 (21 Bids)
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ANTIQUE 16S ELGIN BW RAYMOND 21J 21 JEWEL RAILROAD RR POCKET WATCH PARTS REPAIR
$42.00 (13 Bids)
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Antique New York Standard New Era Sz 18 Pocket Watch 1879 1886 Etched Railroad
$31.50 (4 Bids)
Time Remaining: 1d 11h 26m
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1920 Illinois BUNN Special 21 jewel Railroad Grade Pocket Watch Running
$107.50 (4 Bids)
Time Remaining: 1d 18h 55m
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1915 Illinois Bunn Grade Model 9 Railroad Pocket Watch 16s 17j Fahys 20 Yr Case
$149.99 (1 Bid)
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1928 Springfield Illinois 16 size 21 jewels Bunn Special Pocket Watch Railroad
$180.50 (11 Bids)
Time Remaining: 1d 18h 55m
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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.