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 Westclox Pocket Watch Railroad Train Engraved Back Working Free Shipping Buy Now »
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Ball Vacheron Constantin Original and Rare RR pocket watch Exl.cond. Buy Now »

Ball Vacheron Constantin Original and Rare RR pocket watch Exl.cond.

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Elgin Working Gold Filled Pocket Watch Gold Color Face 15 Jewel Free Shipping Buy Now »
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Waltham Grade 220 15 Jewel Model 1894 Pocket Watch 1920 Buy Now »
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k617 Beautiful Early 1900s Gold Filled Unisex Elgin Mechanical Pocket Watch Buy Now »

k617 Beautiful Early 1900s Gold Filled Unisex Elgin Mechanical Pocket Watch

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Beautiful Vintage Elgin Copper Pocket Watch Not Running Pendent Chain Buy Now »

Beautiful Vintage Elgin Copper Pocket Watch Not Running Pendent Chain

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Waltham 16 Size 4-4-0 Steam Locomotive Train Pocket Watch Metal Dial LW443 Buy Now »

Waltham 16 Size 4-4-0 Steam Locomotive Train Pocket Watch Metal Dial LW443

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Illinois Vintage Pocket Watch 14 Karat Gold Double Hunter Case 7Jewel Circa 1886 Buy Now »
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Illinois Vintage Pocket Watch 14 Karat Gold Double Hunter Case 7Jewel Circa 1886

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Waltham 16 Size 4-6-0 Steam Locomotive Train Pocket Watch Porcelain Dial LW444 Buy Now »

Waltham 16 Size 4-6-0 Steam Locomotive Train Pocket Watch Porcelain Dial LW444

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Waltham 1883 Pockrt Watch For Men Buy Now »
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Waltham 14 Size Mallard Drake Duck In Flight Pocket Watch Porcelain Dial LW445 Buy Now »

Waltham 14 Size Mallard Drake Duck In Flight Pocket Watch Porcelain Dial LW445

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1888 B. F. GORDON ELGIN GRADE 65 6s 13 JEWEL POCKET WATCH NY RR WATCH INSPECTOR Buy Now »
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1888 B. F. GORDON ELGIN GRADE 65 6s 13 JEWEL POCKET WATCH NY RR WATCH INSPECTOR

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Waltham 14 Size Canadian Geese Migrating Pocket Watch Porcelain Dial LW446 Buy Now »

Waltham 14 Size Canadian Geese Migrating Pocket Watch Porcelain Dial LW446

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VINTAGE 12S ELGIN POCKET WATCH, GR. 479, YEAR 1925, 14 W.G.F. CASE, KEEPING TIME Buy Now »
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VINTAGE 12S ELGIN POCKET WATCH, GR. 479, YEAR 1925, 14 W.G.F. CASE, KEEPING TIME

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Great Antique 1885 Waltham 14k Gold Wm Ellery Pocket Watch 8s Hunting Runs Minty Buy Now »
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Waltham 16 Size 4-6-0 Steam Locomotive Train Pocket Watch Porcelain Dial LW447 Buy Now »

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Elgin 12s Grade 303 Pocket Watch 1928 Runs Buy Now »

Elgin 12s Grade 303 Pocket Watch 1928 Runs

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Vintage Pocket Watches/Movements & Watch lot-Seiko, Waltham, Progress, Stamford Buy Now »
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Lot Of Pocket Watch Parts & Tools EMPTY Tins & Boxes Only Waltham Elgin Etc Buy Now »

Lot Of Pocket Watch Parts & Tools EMPTY Tins & Boxes Only Waltham Elgin Etc

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Antique 1914 Elgin Grade 293 Model 7 16s 7J Movement and Dial Parts Buy Now »

Antique 1914 Elgin Grade 293 Model 7 16s 7J Movement and Dial Parts

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18s Hamilton grade 946 23J pocket watch barrel bridge Buy Now »

18s Hamilton grade 946 23J pocket watch barrel bridge

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1920 Elgin Lady Raymond 5/0 B&B Royal Pocket Watch  Buy Now »
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1920 Elgin Lady Raymond 5/0 B&B Royal Pocket Watch 

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1916 Burlington Model 9 19J in Beautiful Burlington Gold-Filled Case Buy Now »
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1916 Burlington Model 9 19J in Beautiful Burlington Gold-Filled Case

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Waltham 12 Size White Tailed Deer Buck Doe Pocket Watch Porcelain Dial LW449 Buy Now »

Waltham 12 Size White Tailed Deer Buck Doe Pocket Watch Porcelain Dial LW449

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Waltham Vanguard Model 1892 21J 18S Pocket Watch 1900 10018594 Buy Now »

Waltham Vanguard Model 1892 21J 18S Pocket Watch 1900 10018594

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1929 ILLINOIS BUNN SPECIAL TYPE III MODEL 14 POCKET WATCH 5166736 - WORKS Buy Now »

1929 ILLINOIS BUNN SPECIAL TYPE III MODEL 14 POCKET WATCH 5166736 - WORKS

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Waltham Crescent St. 1928 Pocket Watch - Model 1908 14k Gold Filled 16s 21j 6p Buy Now »

Waltham Crescent St. 1928 Pocket Watch - Model 1908 14k Gold Filled 16s 21j 6p

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Antique 1911 Hamilton Railroad Pocket Watch - 21 Jewel Model I Grade 993 16s SP Buy Now »

Antique 1911 Hamilton Railroad Pocket Watch - 21 Jewel Model I Grade 993 16s SP

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Antique Gold Filled Pocket Watch Hunters Chatelaine, Vest Clip & Seal Fob, Elgin Buy Now »
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Antique Gold Filled Pocket Watch Hunters Chatelaine, Vest Clip & Seal Fob, Elgin

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Hamilton 17 Jewels, Size 16 Pocket Watch, 10K Gold Filled Case, Runs Good Bid Now »

Hamilton 17 Jewels, Size 16 Pocket Watch, 10K Gold Filled Case, Runs Good

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Elgin Antique Pocket Watch 8 Karat Gold Double Hunter Case Circa 1878 Buy Now »
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Elgin Antique Pocket Watch 8 Karat Gold Double Hunter Case Circa 1878

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Waltham 12 Size Scottish Terrier Dog Color Pocket Watch Porcelain Dial LW451 Buy Now »

Waltham 12 Size Scottish Terrier Dog Color Pocket Watch Porcelain Dial LW451

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VINTAGE 12 SIZE ELGIN POCKET Buy Now »

VINTAGE 12 SIZE ELGIN POCKET

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1898 VERY Rare 16s Illinois Watch Co Fish scale finish Pocket Watch Gr 189 Buy Now »

1898 VERY Rare 16s Illinois Watch Co Fish scale finish Pocket Watch Gr 189

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Waltham 14 Size Mallard Ducks Grazing Wetlands Pocket Watch Porcelain Dial LW452 Buy Now »

Waltham 14 Size Mallard Ducks Grazing Wetlands Pocket Watch Porcelain Dial LW452

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16S Elgin Pocket Watch Blue Hour/Minute Heavy Spade/Pointer Hands- Factory NOS Buy Now »

16S Elgin Pocket Watch Blue Hour/Minute Heavy Spade/Pointer Hands- Factory NOS

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ILLINOIS 18 SZ POCKETWATCH #20 BALANCE WHEEL     ---A-119 Buy Now »

ILLINOIS 18 SZ POCKETWATCH #20 BALANCE WHEEL ---A-119

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Elgin 18 Size Spring Rabbits From Burrow Color Pocket Watch Porcelain Dial LW264 Buy Now »

Elgin 18 Size Spring Rabbits From Burrow Color Pocket Watch Porcelain Dial LW264

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WALTHAM  HUNTER CASE GOLD FILLED  POCKET WATCH  36mm 1901 Buy Now »

WALTHAM HUNTER CASE GOLD FILLED POCKET WATCH 36mm 1901

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Antique Elgin Star Pocket Watch Made in USA Copper Gold Color Great Condition Buy Now »
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Antique Elgin Star Pocket Watch Made in USA Copper Gold Color Great Condition

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Antique A. Waltham Pocket Watch Movement, # 21188056, 17 jewels. Buy Now »

Antique A. Waltham Pocket Watch Movement, # 21188056, 17 jewels.

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 LOT OF 34  POCKET WATCH 4TH PINIONS  ! Waltham 16s ??? Bid Now » Buy Now »

LOT OF 34 POCKET WATCH 4TH PINIONS ! Waltham 16s ???

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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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