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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1913 E. Howard 14K Yellow Gold 17J Open Face Pocket Watch Size 12s No. 1253040 Buy Now »

1913 E. Howard 14K Yellow Gold 17J Open Face Pocket Watch Size 12s No. 1253040

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  • Item Location: Delray Beach, FL, USA ZIP 334**
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Vintage Waltham Wind Up Pocket Watch 15 Jewels Doible Stock Buy Now »

Vintage Waltham Wind Up Pocket Watch 15 Jewels Doible Stock

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  • Item Condition: Pre-owned
  • Item Location: Port Neches, TX, USA ZIP 776**
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Antique Pocket Watch. Elgin Gold Filled.  Reduced 2/12 Buy Now »

Antique Pocket Watch. Elgin Gold Filled. Reduced 2/12

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  • Item Condition: Pre-owned
  • Item Location: Independence, MO, USA ZIP 640**
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Antique Ladies Gold Illinois Pocket Watch In Hunter Case Bid Now » Buy Now »
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Antique Ladies Gold Illinois Pocket Watch In Hunter Case

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  • Item Condition: Pre-owned
  • Item Location: Batesville, MS, USA ZIP 386**
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Vintage A.W.Co. Waltham 14K Gold Multicolor Full Hunter Pocket Watch Buy Now »
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Vintage A.W.Co. Waltham 14K Gold Multicolor Full Hunter Pocket Watch

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VINTAGE CAL. 911 HAMILTON LADIES WRIST WATCH MOVEMENT Buy Now »
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VINTAGE CAL. 911 HAMILTON LADIES WRIST WATCH MOVEMENT

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  • Item Location: Grand Island, NY, USA ZIP 140**
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SUPER NICE WALTHAM 16 SZE ORIGINAL PORCELAIN R.R. DIAL FOR VANGUARD, 645 & MORE! Buy Now »

SUPER NICE WALTHAM 16 SZE ORIGINAL PORCELAIN R.R. DIAL FOR VANGUARD, 645 & MORE!

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  • Item Condition: Pre-owned
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ELGIN POCKET WATCH NOT IN WORKING CONDITION Buy Now »
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ELGIN POCKET WATCH NOT IN WORKING CONDITION

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Antique Elgin Pocket Watch Movement 40 mm in size. Buy Now »

Antique Elgin Pocket Watch Movement 40 mm in size.

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Antique Elgin Pocket Watch Movement 39 mm in size. #22986030. Buy Now »

Antique Elgin Pocket Watch Movement 39 mm in size. #22986030.

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Hamilton Ball Official Standard Bridge Railroad 23 Jewel 998 Pocket Watch 16 S Buy Now »
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Hamilton Ball Official Standard Bridge Railroad 23 Jewel 998 Pocket Watch 16 S

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1944 Elgin Pocket Watch  16S 21J RR Gold Filled High Grade  478 Running Bid Now »

1944 Elgin Pocket Watch  16S 21J RR Gold Filled High Grade  478 Running

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  • Item Location: Rochester, MN, USA ZIP 559**
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Antique Elgin Pocket Watch Movement 43 mm in size. #9761834. Buy Now »

Antique Elgin Pocket Watch Movement 43 mm in size. #9761834.

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Antique Elgin Pocket Watch Movement 43 mm in size. #18416986 Buy Now »

Antique Elgin Pocket Watch Movement 43 mm in size. #18416986

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Antique Elgin Pocket Watch Movement 38 mm in size. #34131809 /15 jewels Buy Now »

Antique Elgin Pocket Watch Movement 38 mm in size. #34131809 /15 jewels

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Antique A. Waltham Pocket Watch Movement, #17432603 /38.5 mm Buy Now »

Antique A. Waltham Pocket Watch Movement, #17432603 /38.5 mm

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Antique A. Waltham Pocket Watch Movement, #26482134 /39 mm/17 jewels Buy Now »

Antique A. Waltham Pocket Watch Movement, #26482134 /39 mm/17 jewels

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Hamilton 21J #992E Elinvar Case Model #6 Pocket Watch Buy Now »

Hamilton 21J #992E Elinvar Case Model #6 Pocket Watch

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  • Item Condition: Pre-owned
  • Item Location: Fort Wayne, IN, USA ZIP 468**
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VINTAGE CAL. 761 HAMILTON LADIES WRIST WATCH MOVEMENT Buy Now »
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Antique Elgin  58 mm, Nickel Pocket Watch Movement and Case 15 jewels. Buy Now »

Antique Elgin 58 mm, Nickel Pocket Watch Movement and Case 15 jewels.

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Antique 1894 14 K Gold Filled Hunter Case ELGIN Lady's Pocket Watch Diamond Ruby Buy Now »

Antique 1894 14 K Gold Filled Hunter Case ELGIN Lady's Pocket Watch Diamond Ruby

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Elgin Grade 286 Pocket Watch Movement 6S 7J Model Parts/Repair SN#13124459 Buy Now »

Elgin Grade 286 Pocket Watch Movement 6S 7J Model Parts/Repair SN#13124459

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  • Item Condition: Pre-owned
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Vintage Elgin Pocket Watch Open Face, Jewels and Gold Plate Buy Now »

Vintage Elgin Pocket Watch Open Face, Jewels and Gold Plate

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  • Item Condition: Pre-owned
  • Item Location: Cookeville, TN, USA ZIP 385**
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“Movt Japan” Lionel Trains Pocket Watch Train On Face. Railroad Track Moves Buy Now »

“Movt Japan” Lionel Trains Pocket Watch Train On Face. Railroad Track Moves

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  • Item Condition: Pre-owned
  • Item Location: Los Angeles, CA, USA ZIP 900**
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Dueber Hampden 16 size Balance Wheel with Roller but NO HAIRSPRING Mod 4&5 Buy Now »

Dueber Hampden 16 size Balance Wheel with Roller but NO HAIRSPRING Mod 4&5

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  • Item Location: Canton, OH, USA ZIP 447**
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Elgin Grade 286 Pocket Watch Movement 6S 7J Model Parts/Repair SN#21709407 Buy Now »

Elgin Grade 286 Pocket Watch Movement 6S 7J Model Parts/Repair SN#21709407

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  • Item Location: Leander, TX, USA ZIP 786**
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Elgin Grade 67 Pocket Watch Movement 6S 15J Model Parts/Repair SN#3004305 Buy Now »

Elgin Grade 67 Pocket Watch Movement 6S 15J Model Parts/Repair SN#3004305

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  • Item Location: Leander, TX, USA ZIP 786**
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Dueber Hampden 16 size Balance Wheel with Roller but NO HAIRSPRING thick models Buy Now »

Dueber Hampden 16 size Balance Wheel with Roller but NO HAIRSPRING thick models

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Howard 21J Series 11 R.R. Chrono Pocket Watch Buy Now »

Howard 21J Series 11 R.R. Chrono Pocket Watch

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  • Item Condition: Pre-owned
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Hampden 16 size Balance Wheel Complete thick models (hair D stud only) Hunter Buy Now »

Hampden 16 size Balance Wheel Complete thick models (hair D stud only) Hunter

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VINTAGE 16 SIZE GRADE 290 ELGIN H.C. POCKET WATCH MOVEMENT - RUNS/STOPS Buy Now »
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VINTAGE 16 SIZE GRADE 290 ELGIN H.C. POCKET WATCH MOVEMENT - RUNS/STOPS

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Elgin Grade 206 Pocket Watch Movement 6S 7J Model Parts/Repair SN#8838113 Buy Now »

Elgin Grade 206 Pocket Watch Movement 6S 7J Model Parts/Repair SN#8838113

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VINTAGE 12 SIZE ELGIN POCKET WATCH GRADE 303 Buy Now »
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VINTAGE 12 SIZE ELGIN POCKET WATCH GRADE 303

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Vintage Antique Illinois 17 Jewels 14k White Gold Filled Wrist Watch Buy Now »
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Vintage Antique Illinois 17 Jewels 14k White Gold Filled Wrist Watch

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Antique 6 Size Elgin Pocket Watch Dial Thin Roman Numeral     D-32 Buy Now »

Antique 6 Size Elgin Pocket Watch Dial Thin Roman Numeral D-32

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Waltham Pocket Watch  (William Ellery) 18-Size Coin Silver Buy Now »
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Waltham Pocket Watch (William Ellery) 18-Size Coin Silver

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Antique Illinois Bunn Special 21 jewel 60 Hour Rail Road pocket watch Lever Set Buy Now »

Antique Illinois Bunn Special 21 jewel 60 Hour Rail Road pocket watch Lever Set

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  • Item Condition: Pre-owned
  • Item Location: Garwood, NJ, USA ZIP 070**
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Illinois Bunn 18s 21J  2Tone Hunter Rarer*Silver Hunter Case Near Mint Buy Now »

Illinois Bunn 18s 21J 2Tone Hunter Rarer*Silver Hunter Case Near Mint

Bunn Silver Hunter Pocket watch
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  • Item Condition: Pre-owned
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6 Antique Sterling/GF Elgin, Mardon, Howard, Marvel, Hamilton, ST Pocket Watches Buy Now »

6 Antique Sterling/GF Elgin, Mardon, Howard, Marvel, Hamilton, ST Pocket Watches

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  • Item Condition: Pre-owned
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Antique 1868 Elgin Wheeler? Fancy Dial (Gold, Pastels) Pocket Watch Runs Works Buy Now »

Antique 1868 Elgin Wheeler? Fancy Dial (Gold, Pastels) Pocket Watch Runs Works

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  • Item Condition: Pre-owned
  • Item Location: Herndon, VA, USA ZIP 201**
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Antique Working 1910 ELGIN 15J Large Victorian Silver Gents RR Pocket Watch 18s Buy Now »

Antique Working 1910 ELGIN 15J Large Victorian Silver Gents RR Pocket Watch 18s

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  • Item Condition: Pre-owned
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Vintage ELGIN 7 Jewel Pocket Watch with WADSWORTH NICKEL CASE Bid Now » Buy Now »

Vintage ELGIN 7 Jewel Pocket Watch with WADSWORTH NICKEL CASE

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  • Item Condition: Pre-owned
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Kansas City Railroad Pocket Watch inspired By Jesse James Buy Now »

Kansas City Railroad Pocket Watch inspired By Jesse James

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  • Item Condition: New with tagsNew Kansas City Railroad Pocket Watch inspired By Jesse James for sale
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Vintage NOS Elgin Crystal for Military Pocket Watch or Timer 50mm Buy Now »

Vintage NOS Elgin Crystal for Military Pocket Watch or Timer 50mm

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  • Item Condition: Pre-owned
  • Item Location: Etna, NH, USA ZIP 037**
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VINTAGE HAMILTON CO RAILWAY SPECIAL 17 JEWEL RAILROAD POCKET WATCH 974 2401223 Buy Now »

VINTAGE HAMILTON CO RAILWAY SPECIAL 17 JEWEL RAILROAD POCKET WATCH 974 2401223

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  • Item Condition: Pre-owned
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BEAUTIFUL VINTAGE AMERICAN WALTHAM HUNTING CASE GOLD FILLED POCKET WATCH Buy Now »

BEAUTIFUL VINTAGE AMERICAN WALTHAM HUNTING CASE GOLD FILLED POCKET WATCH

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  • Item Condition: Pre-owned
  • Item Location: Chula Vista, CA, USA ZIP 919**
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VINTAGE 12 SIZE WALTHAM COLONIAL R POCKET WATCH RUNNING AND KEEPING TIME Buy Now »
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VINTAGE 12 SIZE WALTHAM COLONIAL R POCKET WATCH RUNNING AND KEEPING TIME

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  • Item Condition: Pre-owned
  • Item Location: Grand Island, NY, USA ZIP 140**
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Elgin Hunter pocket watch 14k yellowe Gold with Clear Dimond And Ruby Stone Buy Now »

Elgin Hunter pocket watch 14k yellowe Gold with Clear Dimond And Ruby Stone

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  • Item Condition: Pre-owned
  • Item Location: Falls Church, VA, USA ZIP 220**
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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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