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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Antique 14 Size Waltham Hunter Pocket Watch Movement Grade 12 w Canadian Dial Buy Now »

Antique 14 Size Waltham Hunter Pocket Watch Movement Grade 12 w Canadian Dial

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 Antique 1898 Illinois Watch Co 55 mm 15 Jewel Pocket Watch Buy Now »

Antique 1898 Illinois Watch Co 55 mm 15 Jewel Pocket Watch

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Antique American Waltham 14k Yellow Gold Manual Wind Ladies Pocket Watch Buy Now »

Antique American Waltham 14k Yellow Gold Manual Wind Ladies Pocket Watch

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Antique 0 Size Monarch 15 Jewel Manual Wind Pocket Watch Movement Illinois 35 Buy Now »

Antique 0 Size Monarch 15 Jewel Manual Wind Pocket Watch Movement Illinois 35

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Antique 14Size Waltham Hillside Key Wind Hunter Pocket Watch Sterling Silver ALD Buy Now »
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Antique 14Size Waltham Hillside Key Wind Hunter Pocket Watch Sterling Silver ALD

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Vintage 1889 Illinois Grade 151 Pocket Watch Movement Parts Nickel 8s 7j Buy Now »

Vintage 1889 Illinois Grade 151 Pocket Watch Movement Parts Nickel 8s 7j

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 Antique 1895 Elgin National Watch Co. 55 mm Pocket Watch Buy Now »

Antique 1895 Elgin National Watch Co. 55 mm Pocket Watch

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Antique 1896 WALTHAM Hunter Case Pocket Watch Movement - 7 J-16 S ! For repair! Buy Now »

Antique 1896 WALTHAM Hunter Case Pocket Watch Movement - 7 J-16 S ! For repair!

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Vintage 18 Size Waltham 15 Jewel Manual Hunter Pocket Watch Movement Grade 15 Buy Now »

Vintage 18 Size Waltham 15 Jewel Manual Hunter Pocket Watch Movement Grade 15

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Rare Octagonal Howard 14K WG Pocket Watch 17J Buy Now »
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Antique 14 Size Waltham Crescent Garden Key Wind Hunter Pocket Watch Coin Silver Buy Now »
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Antique 14 Size Waltham Crescent Garden Key Wind Hunter Pocket Watch Coin Silver

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Elgin Pocket Watch Rare +  Vintage Chain  Lot . Buy Now »

Elgin Pocket Watch Rare + Vintage Chain Lot .

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VINTAGE 12 SIZE ELGIN OPEN FACE POCKET WATCH GRADE 345 - KEEPING TIME Buy Now »
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VINTAGE 12 SIZE ELGIN OPEN FACE POCKET WATCH GRADE 345 - KEEPING TIME

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Antique 18Size Elgin Mechanical Pocket Watch Grade208 for Parts Fahy's Oresilver Buy Now »

Antique 18Size Elgin Mechanical Pocket Watch Grade208 for Parts Fahy's Oresilver

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HAMPDEN POCKET WATCH **SOLD FOR PARTS OR RESTORATION** Buy Now »

HAMPDEN POCKET WATCH **SOLD FOR PARTS OR RESTORATION**

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Antique 18 Size Illinois R.W. Sears I.W.C. Transitional Key Wind Pocket Watch Buy Now »
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Vintage 16 Size Elgin 17Jewel Pocket Watch Grade 575 10k RGP Runs Railroad Style Buy Now »
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Vintage 16 Size Elgin 17Jewel Pocket Watch Grade 575 10k RGP Runs Railroad Style

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Antique 16 Size Elgin 15 Jewel Mechanical Pocket Watch Grade 312 Second at 3 Buy Now »

Antique 16 Size Elgin 15 Jewel Mechanical Pocket Watch Grade 312 Second at 3

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Hamilton Watch Co. Movement Transport Tin For 16 Size S/N 1716047 Ca. 1919 Buy Now »

Hamilton Watch Co. Movement Transport Tin For 16 Size S/N 1716047 Ca. 1919

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Antique 12 Size Waltham 15 Jewel Mechanical Pocket Watch Grade 220 w Rare Case Buy Now »
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Antique 12 Size Waltham 15 Jewel Mechanical Pocket Watch Grade 220 w Rare Case

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Antique 12 Size Hampden 15 Jewel Mechanical Pocket Watch Grade 306 for Parts Buy Now »

Antique 12 Size Hampden 15 Jewel Mechanical Pocket Watch Grade 306 for Parts

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Antique 12 Size Elgin Mechanical Pocket Watch Grade 303 for Repair w Ornate Dial Buy Now »

Antique 12 Size Elgin Mechanical Pocket Watch Grade 303 for Repair w Ornate Dial

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Antique 6Size Illinois Mechanical Pocket Watch Grade 141 for Parts w Ornate Dial Buy Now »

Antique 6Size Illinois Mechanical Pocket Watch Grade 141 for Parts w Ornate Dial

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Antique 16 Size Elgin Mechanical Pocket Watch Grade 290 w Keystone Silveroid Buy Now »

Antique 16 Size Elgin Mechanical Pocket Watch Grade 290 w Keystone Silveroid

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Antique Pocket watch Elgin 1900's  ! Buy Now »

Antique Pocket watch Elgin 1900's !

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Antique 1940 Elgin BW Raymond Grade 540 Pocket Watch 10K GF Case 16s 23j USA Buy Now »

Antique 1940 Elgin BW Raymond Grade 540 Pocket Watch 10K GF Case 16s 23j USA

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Nice Hamilton 992 Railroad Pocket Watch 21 jewel 16S. Housed in a Stellar Case. Buy Now »
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Nice Hamilton 992 Railroad Pocket Watch 21 jewel 16S. Housed in a Stellar Case.

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VINTAGE 10K GF Elgin Pocket Watch. Silver Dial. Gold Arabic Numeral Markers 45mm Buy Now »

VINTAGE 10K GF Elgin Pocket Watch. Silver Dial. Gold Arabic Numeral Markers 45mm

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VINTAGE  18 SIZE WALTHAM POCKET WATCH , 17 JEWELS, GRADE 825 Buy Now »

VINTAGE 18 SIZE WALTHAM POCKET WATCH , 17 JEWELS, GRADE 825

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Kansas City Railroad Pocket Watch Limited Edition COA Jesse James Train Robber Buy Now »

Kansas City Railroad Pocket Watch Limited Edition COA Jesse James Train Robber

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Antique 1879 Illinois Watch Co 58 mm Pocket Watch Buy Now »

Antique 1879 Illinois Watch Co 58 mm Pocket Watch

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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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ANTIQUE 18S HAMPDEN CHAMPION POCKET Watch Illinois Sterling Case E5.7 Buy Now »

ANTIQUE 18S HAMPDEN CHAMPION POCKET Watch Illinois Sterling Case E5.7

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Waltham 18 size P.S. Bartlett 17J. adj Goose Dial (1903) 14K gold filled 23 year Bid Now »

Waltham 18 size P.S. Bartlett 17J. adj Goose Dial (1903) 14K gold filled 23 year

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Hamilton 16S. 21J. adj 992 Mint Montgomery dial (1918) Railroad 10K G.F.  B.O.C. Bid Now »

Hamilton 16S. 21J. adj 992 Mint Montgomery dial (1918) Railroad 10K G.F. B.O.C.

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ANTIQUE HAMILTON 910 17 JEWEL 12 SIZE POCKET WATCH IN ORIGINAL BOX TO FIX Buy Now »

ANTIQUE HAMILTON 910 17 JEWEL 12 SIZE POCKET WATCH IN ORIGINAL BOX TO FIX

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18S. Illinois Bunn Special 21J. Adj. Two-Tone Railroad (1899) display case. Bid Now »

18S. Illinois Bunn Special 21J. Adj. Two-Tone Railroad (1899) display case.

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1910 ELGIN 6s 7j GF HUNTER POCKET WATCH BEAUTIFUL SCALLOP CASE FOR REPAIR Buy Now »

1910 ELGIN 6s 7j GF HUNTER POCKET WATCH BEAUTIFUL SCALLOP CASE FOR REPAIR

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Vintage Lord Elgin 19j 14K Solid Gold Case Art Deco Pocket Watch Buy Now »
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Vintage Lord Elgin 19j 14K Solid Gold Case Art Deco Pocket Watch

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ANTIQUE ELGIN POCKET WATCH,MADE IN 1887 OPEN FACE,IN GOOD WORKING ORDER,SERVICED Buy Now »

ANTIQUE ELGIN POCKET WATCH,MADE IN 1887 OPEN FACE,IN GOOD WORKING ORDER,SERVICED

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Waltham Seaside Quality Pocket Watch, Waltham J Grade Coin Silver Engraved Case Buy Now »

Waltham Seaside Quality Pocket Watch, Waltham J Grade Coin Silver Engraved Case

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Vintage  Deer Flowers Hunter Case 14k Elgin pocket watch Bid Now » Buy Now »

Vintage Deer Flowers Hunter Case 14k Elgin pocket watch

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Vintage Illinois Gold Fill Pocket Watch "Time King"17 Jewels S/N 3786967 Ca.1922 Buy Now »

Vintage Illinois Gold Fill Pocket Watch "Time King"17 Jewels S/N 3786967 Ca.1922

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Burlington 16s 19j RR -gf pocketwatch- serviced Buy Now »

Burlington 16s 19j RR -gf pocketwatch- serviced

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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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