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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Hamilton 917 Antique Pocket Watch - 14k, 17 Jewel, Adjusted, 3 position Buy Now »

Hamilton 917 Antique Pocket Watch - 14k, 17 Jewel, Adjusted, 3 position

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  • Item Condition: Pre-owned
  • Item Location: Missoula, MT, USA ZIP 59808
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VINTAGE 16 SIZE GRADE 386 ELGIN POCKETWATCH MOVEMENT Buy Now »

VINTAGE 16 SIZE GRADE 386 ELGIN POCKETWATCH MOVEMENT

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  • Item Condition: Pre-owned
  • Item Location: Grand Island, NY, USA ZIP 14072
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VINTAGE 12 SIZE GRADE 316 ELGIN POCKETWATCH MOVEMENT Buy Now »

VINTAGE 12 SIZE GRADE 316 ELGIN POCKETWATCH MOVEMENT

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  • Item Location: Grand Island, NY, USA ZIP 14072
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Am Watch Co Waltham Wind-up Mechanical Pocket Watch Buy Now »
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Am Watch Co Waltham Wind-up Mechanical Pocket Watch

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  • Item Condition: Pre-owned
  • Item Location: Concord, CA, USA ZIP 94520
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Great Antique Yellow Gold Filled Illinois Open Face Pocket Watch Buy Now »
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Great Antique Yellow Gold Filled Illinois Open Face Pocket Watch

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Waltham Pocket Watch Buy Now »

Waltham Pocket Watch

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  • Item Condition: Pre-owned
  • Item Location: Martinsville, IN, USA ZIP 46151
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VERY EARLY HAMPDEN POCKET WATCH, CRESCENT CASE-ROSE GOLD LOCOMOTIVE, DATES 1885 Buy Now »

VERY EARLY HAMPDEN POCKET WATCH, CRESCENT CASE-ROSE GOLD LOCOMOTIVE, DATES 1885

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Waltham hillside Pocket Watch Buy Now »

Waltham hillside Pocket Watch

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  • Item Condition: Pre-owned
  • Item Location: Martinsville, IN, USA ZIP 46151
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Elgin Pocket Watch Nat'l Watch C. 15j 1890 Fahys Oresilver Case Buy Now »

Elgin Pocket Watch Nat'l Watch C. 15j 1890 Fahys Oresilver Case

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  • Item Condition: Pre-owned
  • Item Location: Latrobe, PA, USA ZIP 15650
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ELGIN 1903 15J RUNS ON TIME WAS JUST SERIVES Buy Now »

ELGIN 1903 15J RUNS ON TIME WAS JUST SERIVES

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  • Item Location: Farmington, NY, USA ZIP 14425
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SUPERB HOWARD MINT WHITE GOLD F. POCKET WATCH Bid Now » Buy Now »

SUPERB HOWARD MINT WHITE GOLD F. POCKET WATCH

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Antique Elgin Pocket Watch Coin Silver Hunting Case Fahys Monarch Buy Now »

Antique Elgin Pocket Watch Coin Silver Hunting Case Fahys Monarch

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  • Item Condition: Pre-owned
  • Item Location: Canaan, CT, USA ZIP 06018
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"Hamilton" 1915 Pocket Watch,12s, 17j, Model-1 Grade-910, Hinged-Case.."RUNNING" Bid Now » Buy Now »

"Hamilton" 1915 Pocket Watch,12s, 17j, Model-1 Grade-910, Hinged-Case.."RUNNING"

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  • Item Condition: Pre-owned
  • Item Location: Thorntown, IN, USA ZIP 46071
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1902 WALTHAM Railroad Watch No.18 w/Gold Wash Train Sterling Silver Case Repair Buy Now »

1902 WALTHAM Railroad Watch No.18 w/Gold Wash Train Sterling Silver Case Repair

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  • Item Condition: Pre-owned
  • Item Location: Trenton, NJ, USA ZIP 08610
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HAMILTON 992 DUAL TIME ZONE 21 JEWELS 16S RR FROM 1927 Bid Now » Buy Now »

HAMILTON 992 DUAL TIME ZONE 21 JEWELS 16S RR FROM 1927

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Waltham 7J GF Sidewinder Hunting Case Ladies Pocket Watch Size 0s No. 11102464 Buy Now »

Waltham 7J GF Sidewinder Hunting Case Ladies Pocket Watch Size 0s No. 11102464

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  • Item Condition: Pre-owned
  • Item Location: Delray Beach, FL, USA ZIP 33483
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Antique Waltham Gold Fill Pocket Watch 35 mm Diameter Dial Face Ca. 1904 Buy Now »

Antique Waltham Gold Fill Pocket Watch 35 mm Diameter Dial Face Ca. 1904

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  • Item Condition: Pre-owned
  • Item Location: Canada ZIP L8J1P1
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1906 WALTHAM WATCH CO. 24 HR DIAL 15J RAILROAD POCKET WATCH FOR PARTS MODEL 1883 Buy Now »

1906 WALTHAM WATCH CO. 24 HR DIAL 15J RAILROAD POCKET WATCH FOR PARTS MODEL 1883

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VINTAGE 18S HAMPDEN 21J DISPLAY BACK SWING OUT POCKET WATCH KEEPING TME Buy Now »
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VINTAGE 18S HAMPDEN 21J DISPLAY BACK SWING OUT POCKET WATCH KEEPING TME

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  • Item Location: Grand Island, NY, USA ZIP 14072
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1880's Waltham 14K Yellow Gold 7J  Sidewinder Hunting Case Pocket Watch Size 6s Buy Now »

1880's Waltham 14K Yellow Gold 7J Sidewinder Hunting Case Pocket Watch Size 6s

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  • Item Location: Delray Beach, FL, USA ZIP 33483
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VINTAGE 16S ELGIN 21J B.W RAYMOND POCKET WATCH FROM 1926 KEEPING TIME Buy Now »
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VINTAGE 16S ELGIN 21J B.W RAYMOND POCKET WATCH FROM 1926 KEEPING TIME

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  • Item Condition: Pre-owned
  • Item Location: Grand Island, NY, USA ZIP 14072
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Genuine Treasure!  Ladies Antique Gold Pocket Watch. Hampden 14K hand engraved  Buy Now »
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Genuine Treasure! Ladies Antique Gold Pocket Watch. Hampden 14K hand engraved

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  • Item Condition: Pre-owned
  • Item Location: Rockford, IL, USA ZIP 61101
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VINTAGE 18S HAMILTON 940 21J MOTOR BARREL SALESMAN CASE KEEPING TIME Buy Now »
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VINTAGE 18S HAMILTON 940 21J MOTOR BARREL SALESMAN CASE KEEPING TIME

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  • Item Condition: Pre-owned
  • Item Location: Grand Island, NY, USA ZIP 14072
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Illinois Pocket Watch Size 12 Grade 274 Working 1923 Free Shipping Buy Now »
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Illinois Pocket Watch Size 12 Grade 274 Working 1923 Free Shipping

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  • Item Condition: Pre-owned
  • Item Location: Havre de Grace, MD, USA ZIP 21078
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Antique 1889 Seth Thomas 15 Jewel Open Face Pocket Watch Running Gold Stag Inlay Buy Now »

Antique 1889 Seth Thomas 15 Jewel Open Face Pocket Watch Running Gold Stag Inlay

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  • Item Condition: Pre-owned
  • Item Location: Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA ZIP 33308
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28MM ADMIRAL AND WALTHAM POCKET PENDANT WATCH MOVEMENTS FOR REPAIR OR PARTS Buy Now »
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28MM ADMIRAL AND WALTHAM POCKET PENDANT WATCH MOVEMENTS FOR REPAIR OR PARTS

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  • Item Condition: Pre-owned
  • Item Location: Fresh Meadows, NY, USA ZIP 11365
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VINTAGE 16S HAMILTON 992 21J POCKET WATCH SWING OUT DISPLAY CASE KEEPING TIME Buy Now »
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VINTAGE 16S HAMILTON 992 21J POCKET WATCH SWING OUT DISPLAY CASE KEEPING TIME

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  • Item Condition: Pre-owned
  • Item Location: Grand Island, NY, USA ZIP 14072
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Hamilton pocket watch Buy Now »
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Hamilton pocket watch

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  • Item Condition: Pre-owned
  • Item Location: New Haven, IN, USA ZIP 46774
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Antique Elgin Defiance Pocket  Watch 7 Jewels 1903-1939 Buy Now »
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Antique Elgin Defiance Pocket Watch 7 Jewels 1903-1939

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  • Item Condition: Pre-owned
  • Item Location: Garland, TX, USA ZIP 75042
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Waltham Bartlett Antique 17 Jewels adjusted Buy Now »

Waltham Bartlett Antique 17 Jewels adjusted

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  • Item Condition: Pre-owned
  • Item Location: Marietta, GA, USA ZIP 30067
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1908 ENGRAVED WALTHAM, 15 JEWEL MODEL 1900 SIZE 0S, POCKET WATCH ~ 4 repair Buy Now »

1908 ENGRAVED WALTHAM, 15 JEWEL MODEL 1900 SIZE 0S, POCKET WATCH ~ 4 repair

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  • Item Condition: Pre-owned
  • Item Location: Westerly, RI, USA ZIP 02891
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1902 Waltham 10K GF 15J Hunter Pocket Watch Model 1899 Size 16s #11689955 Runs Buy Now »

1902 Waltham 10K GF 15J Hunter Pocket Watch Model 1899 Size 16s #11689955 Runs

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  • Item Location: Delray Beach, FL, USA ZIP 33483
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1890 Lever Elgin Model 3 Pocket Watch 11J 18s Running Buy Now »

1890 Lever Elgin Model 3 Pocket Watch 11J 18s Running

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  • Item Condition: Pre-owned
  • Item Location: Sun City, AZ, USA ZIP 85351
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ANTIQUE AWWCo WALTHAM  POCKET WATCH Buy Now »

ANTIQUE AWWCo WALTHAM  POCKET WATCH

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  • Item Location: West Danville, VT, USA ZIP 05873
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Hamilton Vintage Mens's Watch k-503 Buy Now »

Hamilton Vintage Mens's Watch k-503

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  • Item Condition: Pre-owned
  • Item Location: New Haven, CT, USA ZIP 06530
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1919 Illinois Pocket Watch 17 jewel model 7, Gold Fill, Just Serviced, Buy Now »
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1919 Illinois Pocket Watch 17 jewel model 7, Gold Fill, Just Serviced,

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  • Item Condition: Pre-owned
  • Item Location: Springfield, OH, USA ZIP 45505
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vintage Elgin pocket watch 14 kt gold Buy Now »

vintage Elgin pocket watch 14 kt gold

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  • Item Condition: Pre-owned
  • Item Location: Houston, TX, USA ZIP 77080
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Solid 14 k gold Hampden pocket watch Repair or Scrap Bid Now »

Solid 14 k gold Hampden pocket watch Repair or Scrap

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  • Item Condition: Pre-owned
  • Item Location: Summerfield, FL, USA ZIP 34491
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Hampden 16 Size Lever Set In Open Face Silveroid Case. Made In 1904 Buy Now »

Hampden 16 Size Lever Set In Open Face Silveroid Case. Made In 1904

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Elgin 17 jewel pocket watch Buy Now »
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Elgin 17 jewel pocket watch

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  • Item Condition: Pre-owned
  • Item Location: Lincoln, NE, USA ZIP 68510
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Dueber Hampden  18 size  Center Wheel Models 3 & 4 Buy Now »

Dueber Hampden 18 size Center Wheel Models 3 & 4

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  • Item Condition: New without tags
  • Item Location: Canton, OH, USA ZIP 44708
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Waltham Open Face Pocket Watch Buy Now »

Waltham Open Face Pocket Watch

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  • Item Condition: Pre-owned
  • Item Location: Chagrin Falls, OH, USA ZIP 44022
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VINTAGE 16 SIZE WALTHAM GRADE 620 POCKET WATCH ROPE EDGE CASE RUNNING Buy Now »
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VINTAGE 16 SIZE WALTHAM GRADE 620 POCKET WATCH ROPE EDGE CASE RUNNING

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  • Item Condition: Pre-owned
  • Item Location: Grand Island, NY, USA ZIP 14072
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1917 Elgin pocket watch grade 315 Model 3 Class 114 12s 15J Double roller Buy Now »

1917 Elgin pocket watch grade 315 Model 3 Class 114 12s 15J Double roller

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  • Item Condition: Pre-owned
  • Item Location: Portland, OR, USA ZIP 97202
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ELGIN POCKET WATCH Buy Now »

ELGIN POCKET WATCH

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  • Item Condition: Pre-owned
  • Item Location: New York, NY, USA ZIP 10019
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VINTAGE 16S 21J ELGIN B.W RAYMOND POCKET WATCH FROM 1925 KEEPING TIME Buy Now »
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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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