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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Elgin Grade 542 Pocket Watch Movement 10S 17J Model Parts/Repair SN#V496394 Buy Now »

Elgin Grade 542 Pocket Watch Movement 10S 17J Model Parts/Repair SN#V496394

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  • Item Location: Leander, TX, USA ZIP 786**
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Elgin Grade 303 Pocket Watch Movement 12S 7J Model Parts/Repair SN#26280752 Buy Now »

Elgin Grade 303 Pocket Watch Movement 12S 7J Model Parts/Repair SN#26280752

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Ball 16s(Official RR Standard)Pocket Watch,435C 21J Adj,JBoss 10KGF Ball Case Buy Now »

Ball 16s(Official RR Standard)Pocket Watch,435C 21J Adj,JBoss 10KGF Ball Case

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Elgin Grade 301 Pocket Watch Movement 12S 7J Model Parts/Repair SN#19689854 Buy Now »

Elgin Grade 301 Pocket Watch Movement 12S 7J Model Parts/Repair SN#19689854

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HAMILTON Factory OEM Dynavar Mainspring for 16S Watch 992B & 950B Catalog#35434 Buy Now »
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HAMILTON Factory OEM Dynavar Mainspring for 16S Watch 992B & 950B Catalog#35434

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Vintage Elgin Timer Black Dial missing parts 15 jewels Buy Now »
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Vintage Elgin Timer Black Dial missing parts 15 jewels

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Silverode Antique Elgin Open Face Pocket Watch Gr 6 18S 7-Jewel 1884 Buy Now »

Silverode Antique Elgin Open Face Pocket Watch Gr 6 18S 7-Jewel 1884

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Dueber Hampden Watch 16 size Hair Spring (all 16s Hampdens with D stud) Buy Now »

Dueber Hampden Watch 16 size Hair Spring (all 16s Hampdens with D stud)

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VINTAGE 18 SIZE "W.M. ELLERY" WALTHAM KEY WIND POCKET WATCH - RUNNING Buy Now »
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VINTAGE 18 SIZE "W.M. ELLERY" WALTHAM KEY WIND POCKET WATCH - RUNNING

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Vintage 1931 Waltham Riverside 1900 Pocket Watch Movement Parts 3/0s 21j USA Buy Now »

Vintage 1931 Waltham Riverside 1900 Pocket Watch Movement Parts 3/0s 21j USA

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ANTIQUE 1871 COIN SILVER ELGIN POCKET WATCH 18 SIZE 7 JEWELS KEY WIND WORKING Buy Now »

ANTIQUE 1871 COIN SILVER ELGIN POCKET WATCH 18 SIZE 7 JEWELS KEY WIND WORKING

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Elgin Grade 431 Pocket Watch Movement 6/0S 7J Model Parts/Repair SN#21914342 Buy Now »

Elgin Grade 431 Pocket Watch Movement 6/0S 7J Model Parts/Repair SN#21914342

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Elgin Grade 303 Pocket Watch Movement 12S 7J Model Parts/Repair SN#30295906 Buy Now »

Elgin Grade 303 Pocket Watch Movement 12S 7J Model Parts/Repair SN#30295906

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Hamilton 992B RR Special Pocket Watch  21Jewel Model 5, Adj. 5 Pos. C1943 Buy Now »

Hamilton 992B RR Special Pocket Watch 21Jewel Model 5, Adj. 5 Pos. C1943

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Antique Elgin Pocket Watch 15 Jewels Buy Now »
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Antique Elgin Pocket Watch 15 Jewels

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Antique 1910 Elgin Pocket Watch 17 Jewel GF OPENFACE Case ~ Runs Great~12S-USA Buy Now »

Antique 1910 Elgin Pocket Watch 17 Jewel GF OPENFACE Case ~ Runs Great ~ 12S-USA

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Excellent 1908 D.S. DIAL 15 Jewel Elgin No. 313 RAILROAD Open-Face Pocket Watch Buy Now »

Excellent 1908 D.S. DIAL 15 Jewel Elgin No. 313 RAILROAD Open-Face Pocket Watch

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Arnex Railroad pocket watch case Buy Now »

Arnex Railroad pocket watch case

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  • Item Condition: New without tags
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Elgin Grade 303 Pocket Watch Movement 12S 7J Model Parts/Repair SN#26378781 Buy Now »

Elgin Grade 303 Pocket Watch Movement 12S 7J Model Parts/Repair SN#26378781

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2 ILLINOIS  0 -3/0 #629 POCKETWATCH CLICK SPRING            NOS           C-90-1 Buy Now »

2 ILLINOIS 0 -3/0 #629 POCKETWATCH CLICK SPRING NOS C-90-1

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Elgin Grade 303 Pocket Watch Movement 12S 7J Model Parts/Repair SN#30177667 Buy Now »

Elgin Grade 303 Pocket Watch Movement 12S 7J Model Parts/Repair SN#30177667

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VINTAGE 12 SIZE ELGIN 384 POCKETWATCH MOVEMENT Buy Now »

VINTAGE 12 SIZE ELGIN 384 POCKETWATCH MOVEMENT

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  • Item Condition: Pre-owned
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 2 ELGIN 37- 18-16-14 SIZE  POCKETWATCH  BALANCE JEWELS  #447 C+F          D-94 Buy Now »

2 ELGIN 37- 18-16-14 SIZE POCKETWATCH BALANCE JEWELS #447 C+F D-94

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Elgin Grade 107 Pocket Watch Movement 16S 15J Model Parts/Repair SN#4628639 Buy Now »

Elgin Grade 107 Pocket Watch Movement 16S 15J Model Parts/Repair SN#4628639

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Vintage 1889 Illinois Grade 130 Pocket Watch Movement Parts/Repair 4s 7 Jewels Buy Now »

Vintage 1889 Illinois Grade 130 Pocket Watch Movement Parts/Repair 4s 7 Jewels

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  • Item Condition: Pre-owned
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Gold Filled Antique Waltham Full Hunter Pocket Watch Grade J 6S 7-Jewel 1897 Buy Now »

Gold Filled Antique Waltham Full Hunter Pocket Watch Grade J 6S 7-Jewel 1897

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Elgin Grade 95 Pocket Watch Movement 6S 7J Model Parts/Repair SN#2916818 Buy Now »

Elgin Grade 95 Pocket Watch Movement 6S 7J Model Parts/Repair SN#2916818

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2 WALTHAM  POCKETWATCH 18-16-14 SIZE BALANCE JEWEL UPPER      C-106 Buy Now »

2 WALTHAM POCKETWATCH 18-16-14 SIZE BALANCE JEWEL UPPER C-106

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Hamilton Open Face Pocket Watch (not Working) Buy Now »
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Hamilton Open Face Pocket Watch (not Working)

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Elgin Grade 303 Pocket Watch Movement 12S 7J Model Parts/Repair SN#11795410 Buy Now »

Elgin Grade 303 Pocket Watch Movement 12S 7J Model Parts/Repair SN#11795410

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VINTAGE 12 SIZE ILLINOIS POCKETWATCH MOVEMENT Buy Now »

VINTAGE 12 SIZE ILLINOIS POCKETWATCH MOVEMENT

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ELGIN, 2-Lord Elgin Pocket Watch Dials, Metal Dials ONLY, 12s. Bid Now » Buy Now »
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ELGIN, 2-Lord Elgin Pocket Watch Dials, Metal Dials ONLY, 12s.

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Hamilton GCT World War II 24H Navigator Pocket Watch1944 4992B 22 Jewel Vintage Buy Now »
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Hamilton GCT World War II 24H Navigator Pocket Watch1944 4992B 22 Jewel Vintage

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2 HAMPDEN 12-6-400 SIZE POCKETWATCH  BALANCE JEWELS       D-23 Buy Now »

2 HAMPDEN 12-6-400 SIZE POCKETWATCH BALANCE JEWELS D-23

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2 HAMPDEN   POCKETWATCH  BALANCE JEWELS UPPER  12 -6    SIZE           C-96 Buy Now »

2 HAMPDEN POCKETWATCH BALANCE JEWELS UPPER 12 -6 SIZE C-96

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Antique 16s Hamilton 993 high grade 21 ruby jewel Wrist Watch. Leather Band 1911 Buy Now »

Antique 16s Hamilton 993 high grade 21 ruby jewel Wrist Watch. Leather Band 1911

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Hamilton Grade 992, Size16 Railway Special Pocket Watch.FREE PRIORITY SHIPPING. Buy Now »
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Hamilton Grade 992, Size16 Railway Special Pocket Watch.FREE PRIORITY SHIPPING.

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2 HAMPDEN 12-6-400 SIZE POCKETWATCH  BALANCE JEWELS       D-23 Buy Now »

2 HAMPDEN 12-6-400 SIZE POCKETWATCH BALANCE JEWELS D-23

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1938 Hamilton 992E 21J 16s RailRoad Gr (ELINVAR) Model 2 10 Kt GF Pocket Watch Buy Now »

1938 Hamilton 992E 21J 16s RailRoad Gr (ELINVAR) Model 2 10 Kt GF Pocket Watch

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1948 Hamilton 992B 21J 16s RailRoad Model 5 10 Kt Gold Filled Case Pocket Watch Buy Now »

1948 Hamilton 992B 21J 16s RailRoad Model 5 10 Kt Gold Filled Case Pocket Watch

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1944 BALL HAMILTON 999B Official RailRoad Grade 21J 16S 10k GF Case Pocket Watch Buy Now »
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1944 BALL HAMILTON 999B Official RailRoad Grade 21J 16S 10k GF Case Pocket Watch

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Elgin 7 Jewel Pocket Watch Antique Working Buy Now »
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Elgin 7 Jewel Pocket Watch Antique Working

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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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