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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VINTAGE  ELGIN POCKET WATCH - GRADE 384 FROM 1921 - 17 Jewels - on Chain Buy Now »
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VINTAGE ELGIN POCKET WATCH - GRADE 384 FROM 1921 - 17 Jewels - on Chain

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Elgin Pocket Watch Wadsworth 20 Yr Guarantee USA Made Vintage Pendant Parts Bid Now » Buy Now »

Elgin Pocket Watch Wadsworth 20 Yr Guarantee USA Made Vintage Pendant Parts

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GOLD PLATED TUBE TO FIX YOUR BOW IN A HAMILTON CROSS BAR  WADSWORTH CASE 992b Buy Now »

GOLD PLATED TUBE TO FIX YOUR BOW IN A HAMILTON CROSS BAR WADSWORTH CASE 992b

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Very Rare ANTIQUE military WORLD WAR POCKET WATCH Waltham 17j radium numbers Buy Now »

Very Rare ANTIQUE military WORLD WAR POCKET WATCH Waltham 17j radium numbers

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american waltham

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Antique Working 1923 ELGIN Nat'L Watch Co Art Deco Gents Silver Pocket Watch 12s Buy Now »

Antique Working 1923 ELGIN Nat'L Watch Co Art Deco Gents Silver Pocket Watch 12s

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Antique Illinois "Giant" Pocket Watch Key Wind with Key and Chain Buy Now »
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Antique Illinois "Giant" Pocket Watch Key Wind with Key and Chain

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Antique Working WALTHAM 1908 Silver Gents Victorian Pocket Watch 16s Buy Now »

Antique Working WALTHAM 1908 Silver Gents Victorian Pocket Watch 16s

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Hamilton 1925 Open Face Grade 912 Pocket Watch 14K Gold Filled Wadsworth Case Buy Now »

Hamilton 1925 Open Face Grade 912 Pocket Watch 14K Gold Filled Wadsworth Case

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1884 Illinois 8s 11J Grade 152 Pocket Watch Hunter model 2 parts,repair! Buy Now »

1884 Illinois 8s 11J Grade 152 Pocket Watch Hunter model 2 parts,repair!

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SCREW TO FIX YOUR 16S HAMILTON BAR OVER CROWN CASE 992B 950B WADSWORTH CASE Buy Now »

SCREW TO FIX YOUR 16S HAMILTON BAR OVER CROWN CASE 992B 950B WADSWORTH CASE

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18 size Waltham Coin Silver Dustproof Pocket Watch Case w Engraved Cougar Jaguar Buy Now »

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ANTIQUE WALTHAM WATCH AND UNIQUE GREEN GLASS WATCH HOLDER Buy Now »

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16S Elgin Pocket Watch Porcelain Dial 1035 Buy Now »

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American Waltham Gold Ladies Pocket Watch With Chain-Stars-Works Circa 1893-1894 Buy Now »

American Waltham Gold Ladies Pocket Watch With Chain-Stars-Works Circa 1893-1894

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16S Elgin Pocket Watch Porcelain Dial 1036 Buy Now »

16S Elgin Pocket Watch Porcelain Dial 1036

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16S Elgin Pocket Watch Porcelain Dial 1038- NOS Buy Now »

16S Elgin Pocket Watch Porcelain Dial 1038- NOS

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16S Elgin Pocket Watch Porcelain Dial 1039 Buy Now »

16S Elgin Pocket Watch Porcelain Dial 1039

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16S Elgin Pocket Watch Porcelain Dial 1041

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12s Elgin 17J OF pocket watch movement w good staff Buy Now »

12s Elgin 17J OF pocket watch movement w good staff

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Antique Elgin 269 Pocket Watch Movements -  Parts / Repair Buy Now »

Antique Elgin 269 Pocket Watch Movements - Parts / Repair

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12s Elgin HC pocket watch movement w multi color dial Buy Now »

12s Elgin HC pocket watch movement w multi color dial

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16S Elgin Pocket Watch Porcelain Dial 1045 Buy Now »

16S Elgin Pocket Watch Porcelain Dial 1045

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12s Elgin grade 546 pocket watch movement running Buy Now »

12s Elgin grade 546 pocket watch movement running

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VINTAGE 16S HAMILTON 992 SWING OUT STYLE POCKET WATCH FROM 1922 KEEPING TIME Buy Now »
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VINTAGE 16S HAMILTON 992 SWING OUT STYLE POCKET WATCH FROM 1922 KEEPING TIME

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16S Elgin Pocket Watch Metal Dial 1048 Buy Now »

16S Elgin Pocket Watch Metal Dial 1048

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16S Elgin Pocket Watch Metal Dial 1047

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VINTAGE 12 SIZE ELGIN POCKET WATCH GRADE 303 FOR REPAIRS FANCY DIAL Buy Now »
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18s Seth Thomas OF pocket watch movement for parts Buy Now »

18s Seth Thomas OF pocket watch movement for parts

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Elgin Pocket Watch--PARTS ONLY NOT WORKING

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0s Illinois Pocket Watch 11j, c. 1914, Sterling Silver Case, for Parts or Repair Bid Now »

0s Illinois Pocket Watch 11j, c. 1914, Sterling Silver Case, for Parts or Repair

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Vintage 1954 Elgin B.W. Raymond RR 21J, 9 Adjust 10K Gold Filled Buy Now »
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Vintage 1954 Elgin B.W. Raymond RR 21J, 9 Adjust 10K Gold Filled

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 Vintage Waltham 18s, 15 jewel Pocket Watch Buy Now »

Vintage Waltham 18s, 15 jewel Pocket Watch

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HIGHLY ORNATE 14K GOLD FILLED 1920'S ART DECO ELGIN POCKET WATCH WORKING Buy Now »

HIGHLY ORNATE 14K GOLD FILLED 1920'S ART DECO ELGIN POCKET WATCH WORKING

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Antique hamilton wrist watch Buy Now »

Antique hamilton wrist watch

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LADIES WALTHAM POCKET WATCH PENDENT! Buy Now »

LADIES WALTHAM POCKET WATCH PENDENT!

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Illinois Grade 149 Pocket Watch Movement 6S 7J Model Parts/Repair SN#1119304 Buy Now »
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Illinois Grade 149 Pocket Watch Movement 6S 7J Model Parts/Repair SN#1119304

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VINTAGE ELGIN 16S STEM WIND/SET 17J POCKET WATCH WINDS SETS RUNS / LOOSE CRYSTAL Buy Now »

VINTAGE ELGIN 16S STEM WIND/SET 17J POCKET WATCH WINDS SETS RUNS / LOOSE CRYSTAL

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WOMENS ANTIQUE ELGIN POCKET WATCH CA1915 | 0 SIZE HUNTER CASE, 7 JEWEL MOVEMENT Buy Now »
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WOMENS ANTIQUE ELGIN POCKET WATCH CA1915 | 0 SIZE HUNTER CASE, 7 JEWEL MOVEMENT

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VINTAGE 12S ELGIN POCKET WATCH GRADE 315 FROM 1938 KEEPING TIME Buy Now »
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VINTAGE 12S ELGIN POCKET WATCH GRADE 315 FROM 1938 KEEPING TIME

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Illinois Pocket Watch 21 Jewls 1920 BUNN SPECIAL model LS OF Size 16 Buy Now »

Illinois Pocket Watch 21 Jewls 1920 BUNN SPECIAL model LS OF Size 16

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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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