Antique Railroad Grade Pocket Watches

Railroad grade pocket watches were built to conform to the General Railroad Timepiece Standards specifications, a set of technical requirements designed to ensure that train engineers and other rail company employees would carry timepieces that were accurate, reliable, and durable. The mass production of these precision pocket watches, many with interchangeable parts, movements, cases, and dials, was an amazing feat of industrial engineering at the time, and has left us with a legacy of wonderful pocket watches that keep very good time today. Here collectors can find all the great old American pocketwatches from Waltham, Elgin, Howard, Hamilton, Illinois and others, with a new collection of historic timepieces appearing daily.
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Hamilton 14k Gold Antique  pocket watch Bid Now » Buy Now »

Hamilton 14k Gold Antique pocket watch

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ANTIQUE ELGIN NATIONAL WATCH CO 211 GRADE 7J 16S OPEN FACE POCKET WATCH Buy Now »

ANTIQUE ELGIN NATIONAL WATCH CO 211 GRADE 7J 16S OPEN FACE POCKET WATCH

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Ladys Elgin Pocket Watch 14 KT Yellow Gold Full Hunter Case 6521299 Buy Now »

Ladys Elgin Pocket Watch 14 KT Yellow Gold Full Hunter Case 6521299

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Illinois 17 Jewel Getty Model 16 Size With Fob.       USA SELLS ONLY Buy Now »

Illinois 17 Jewel Getty Model 16 Size With Fob. USA SELLS ONLY

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1916 Elgin Pocket Watch 12s 15j Mdl3 Gr315 Cl114 serial number 18714950 works Buy Now »

1916 Elgin Pocket Watch 12s 15j Mdl3 Gr315 Cl114 serial number 18714950 works

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Antique Working 1916 ILLINOIS "The Autocrat" Gents 17J Gold G.F Pocket Watch 12s Buy Now »

Antique Working 1916 ILLINOIS "The Autocrat" Gents 17J Gold G.F Pocket Watch 12s

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14K GOLD WALTHAM 7 JEWEL ENGRAVED POCKET WATCH  1918 Buy Now »
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Antique WALTHAM Open Face 18S POCKET WATCH w/ FAHYS ORE SILVER Case / WORKS RUNS Buy Now »

Antique WALTHAM Open Face 18S POCKET WATCH w/ FAHYS ORE SILVER Case / WORKS RUNS

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1936 HAMILTON 912 Art Deco 14K G.F. 17J Pocket Watch w/Rotating Seconds Sub Dial Buy Now »

1936 HAMILTON 912 Art Deco 14K G.F. 17J Pocket Watch w/Rotating Seconds Sub Dial

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Antique 1925 ELGIN B.W. Raymond 21J Gold GF Railroad Grade 478 Pocket Watch 16s Buy Now »

Antique 1925 ELGIN B.W. Raymond 21J Gold GF Railroad Grade 478 Pocket Watch 16s

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Antique 1925 ELGIN 21J B.W. Raymond 12K GF Railroad Grade 478 Pocket Watch 16s Buy Now »

Antique 1925 ELGIN 21J B.W. Raymond 12K GF Railroad Grade 478 Pocket Watch 16s

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Vintage American Waltham Watch Co. A. Eichter NY Gold Plated Steel Pocket Watch Buy Now »
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Vintage American Waltham Watch Co. A. Eichter NY Gold Plated Steel Pocket Watch

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Antique Working 1882 ILLINOIS Key Wind Coin Silver Full Hunter Pocket Watch 18s Buy Now »

Antique Working 1882 ILLINOIS Key Wind Coin Silver Full Hunter Pocket Watch 18s

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Antique Working 1896 HAMPDEN 17J Gold GF Railroad Grade Dueber Pocket Watch 18s Buy Now »

Antique Working 1896 HAMPDEN 17J Gold GF Railroad Grade Dueber Pocket Watch 18s

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Illinois GF Pocket Watch 12s 11j Services Works Great Collectible Watch Buy Now »
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Illinois 1883 Antique Key Wound Pocket Watch Coin Silver Case 11-J ~ 6-C4271 Buy Now »
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POCKET WATCH HAMPDEN DUBER COIN SILVER CASE MOLLY STARK 33mm! xc3a Buy Now »

POCKET WATCH HAMPDEN DUBER COIN SILVER CASE MOLLY STARK 33mm! xc3a

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POCKET WATCH WALTHAM 17j KEYSTONE 10kt GOLD PLATE CASE 44mm! xc2d Buy Now »

POCKET WATCH WALTHAM 17j KEYSTONE 10kt GOLD PLATE CASE 44mm! xc2d

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Elgin RARE 18S. 21J. adj.Two-tone Grade 411 (ONLY MADE1,000 (1913) display case Buy Now »

Elgin RARE 18S. 21J. adj.Two-tone Grade 411 (ONLY MADE1,000 (1913) display case

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Antique Waltham Hunting Watch.Working .Serial# 14364352. Keystone Case 7707464. Buy Now »
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1922 Waltham 17J GF Octagon Open Face Pocket Watch 12s #24145914 Running Buy Now »

1922 Waltham 17J GF Octagon Open Face Pocket Watch 12s #24145914 Running

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Deco Waltham 14K GF 7J Open Face Pocket Watch 12s #23500461 Model 1894 Running Buy Now »

Deco Waltham 14K GF 7J Open Face Pocket Watch 12s #23500461 Model 1894 Running

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Model 2 16s Hamilton 21j 992 Railroad Pocket Watch Keystone Base Metal Case Buy Now »
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Model 2 16s Hamilton 21j 992 Railroad Pocket Watch Keystone Base Metal Case

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Model 2  992 16s Hamilton 21j Railroad Pocket Watch Philly 25 yr 2 Tone Case Buy Now »
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Model 2 992 16s Hamilton 21j Railroad Pocket Watch Philly 25 yr 2 Tone Case

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Model 5 992B 16s Hamilton Railway Special  21j RR Pocket Watch 10K Gold Filled Buy Now »
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Model 5 992B 16s Hamilton Railway Special 21j RR Pocket Watch 10K Gold Filled

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Hamilton 1920’s 14K Gold Filled Pocket Watch Runs! Bid Now » Buy Now »

Hamilton 1920’s 14K Gold Filled Pocket Watch Runs!

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VINTAGE 18S WALTHAM 21J  CRESCENT ST SWING OUT DISPLAY POCKET WATCH FROM 1903 Buy Now »
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VINTAGE 18 SIZE HAMPDEN THE DUEBER WATCH CO DISPLAY BACK SWING OUT FROM 1906 Buy Now »
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1890 ELGIN 7-JEWEL 18-SIZE POCKET WATCH IN DUEBER SILVERINE CASE RUNS Buy Now »

1890 ELGIN 7-JEWEL 18-SIZE POCKET WATCH IN DUEBER SILVERINE CASE RUNS

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1904 ELGIN 17-JEWEL 18-SIZE POCKET WATCH IN TRADEMARK CASE RUNS Buy Now »

1904 ELGIN 17-JEWEL 18-SIZE POCKET WATCH IN TRADEMARK CASE RUNS

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Kansas City Railroad Pocket Watch - Limited Edition Silver Tone Buy Now »
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Elgin Size 12s Model 3 Openface Gold Pocket Watch Est 1925 (Ticking) USA made Buy Now »
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Elgin Size 12s Model 3 Openface Gold Pocket Watch Est 1925 (Ticking) USA made

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1905 ELGIN 15-JEWEL 18-SIZE POCKET WATCH SWINGOUT RUNS Buy Now »

1905 ELGIN 15-JEWEL 18-SIZE POCKET WATCH SWINGOUT RUNS

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1922 Illinois 306 Grade Model 7 16s 19j SS/SW Gold Filled Pocket Watch Buy Now »

1922 Illinois 306 Grade Model 7 16s 19j SS/SW Gold Filled Pocket Watch

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1901 14K Yellow Gold American Waltham Seaside 15 Jewel Pocket Watch Buy Now »

1901 14K Yellow Gold American Waltham Seaside 15 Jewel Pocket Watch

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18s illinois pocket watch hands light spade Buy Now »

18s illinois pocket watch hands light spade

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Clip-on Waltham Quartz Pocket Watch Buy Now »

Clip-on Waltham Quartz Pocket Watch

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railroad Puritan Silver Tone Locomotive train Pocket Watch Original Packaging Buy Now »

railroad Puritan Silver Tone Locomotive train Pocket Watch Original Packaging

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  • Item Condition: New with tagsNew railroad Puritan Silver Tone Locomotive train Pocket Watch Original Packaging for sale
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Cir 1916 Elgin Natl. Watch Co. Pocket Watch 10KT Gold Filled Bid Now » Buy Now »
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Cir 1916 Elgin Natl. Watch Co. Pocket Watch 10KT Gold Filled

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Men's Pocket Watch Vintage Retro Railroad WW II Train Yard Locomotive Painting ! Buy Now »
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Men's Pocket Watch Vintage Retro Railroad WW II Train Yard Locomotive Painting !

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U.S.WATCH CO. WALTHAM 14K SOLID GOLD FLORAL DECOR HC LEVER POCKET WATCH,RUNS,56g Buy Now »

U.S.WATCH CO. WALTHAM 14K SOLID GOLD FLORAL DECOR HC LEVER POCKET WATCH,RUNS,56g

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Some sources of information on the history of railroad grade pocket watches and other topics of interest to watch and clock collectors and horology enthusiasts.

The place to start is Horology - The Index, the website of the National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors, or NAWCC. There you can find horological organizations, information on horological science and the development of timekeeping devices, and useful tips on antique pocket watch repair and restoration as well as buying, selling, appraisal and collecting antique watches and clocks. They also have a very nice virtual watch and clock museum tour with all kinds of interesting horological information and pictures.

To get a quick overview of the development of portable timepieces, from clock-watches of the 16th century to the railroad grade pocket watches of the late 19th century, see wiki's watch page.

To find definitions of words used for the various parts of watch movements and other technical terms used in horology, see Barry Goldberg's watch information page.

If you would like to understand the intricacies of how things like balance wheels and lever escapements work, check out The Horologium.

Some interesting perspectives from noted collectors of antique pocket watches:

Tom McIntyre talks about collecting American Watch Co. products of the Waltham Watch Company, including lots of historical details about watch companies, watch movements, and informed antique "railroad" watch collecting.

Vintage watch and clock expert Jonathan Snellenburg talks about the societal forces driving watch and clock technology and the historic cultural changes that resulted from better timepieces, as well as technical details of the progression from the verge escapement through pocket watches to wrist watches.

Horologist Barry S. Goldberg gives advice on collecting antique American made pocket watches, including great tips for beginners on things like gold-filled and silveride cases, two tone watch movements, and how the original authenticity of railroad grade pocketwatches can be compromised.

The Ohio jeweler and watchmaker Webb Ball led the commission that established the General Railroad Timepiece Standards, standardizing railroad chronometer specifications.

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