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 15J conv movement MFG 1884 Buy Now »

Elgin 15J conv movement MFG 1884

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  • Item Location: Martinsville, IN, USA ZIP 461**
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Vintage 1918 ELGIN 18s 7 Jewels Pocket Watch Movement --- For Part Buy Now »
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Vintage 1927 Hamilton 12S Pocket Watch Grade 922 23J Rare Hawaii Coin Runs Great Buy Now »
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Vintage 1927 Hamilton 12S Pocket Watch Grade 922 23J Rare Hawaii Coin Runs Great

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SETH THOMAS 17 Jewel pocket watch Buy Now »

SETH THOMAS 17 Jewel pocket watch

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Waltham 15J PS Bartlett pocket watch coin silver case Buy Now »

Waltham 15J PS Bartlett pocket watch coin silver case

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Illinois Bunn Special 18 size 21 jewel Scalloped Hunter case pocket watch Buy Now »

Illinois Bunn Special 18 size 21 jewel Scalloped Hunter case pocket watch

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Hamilton 992B 21 jewel Railroad grade 16 size 1946-1947 10k gf pocket watch Buy Now »

Hamilton 992B 21 jewel Railroad grade 16 size 1946-1947 10k gf pocket watch

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WALTHAM POCKET WATCH WITH STAND Buy Now »
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10K Gold Filled Elgin Pocket Watch With 7 1/2" Link Chain Buy Now »
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10K Gold Filled Elgin Pocket Watch With 7 1/2" Link Chain

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Vintage 1960s Hamilton 10K Yellow Gold 23 Jewels Open Face Pocket Watch Buy Now »

Vintage 1960s Hamilton 10K Yellow Gold 23 Jewels Open Face Pocket Watch

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VINTAGE 1905 ELGIN 3 FINGER BRIDGE 16S 15 JEWEL POCKET WATCH:GRADE 306:RUNS Buy Now »
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VINTAGE 1905 ELGIN 3 FINGER BRIDGE 16S 15 JEWEL POCKET WATCH:GRADE 306:RUNS

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VINTAGE 1900 ELGIN OCTAGON 14K WGF POCKET WATCH:GRADE 197:RUNS Buy Now »
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VINTAGE 1900 ELGIN OCTAGON 14K WGF POCKET WATCH:GRADE 197:RUNS

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VINTAGE 1910 ELGIN 3 OCLOCK SEC HAND 16S 15 JEWEL POCKET WATCH:GRADE 312:RUNS Buy Now »
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VINTAGE 1910 ELGIN 3 OCLOCK SEC HAND 16S 15 JEWEL POCKET WATCH:GRADE 312:RUNS

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VINTAGE 1918 ILLINOIS GOLD FILLED 17j POCKET WATCH:GRADE 340:RUNS Buy Now »
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VINTAGE 1918 ILLINOIS GOLD FILLED 17j POCKET WATCH:GRADE 340:RUNS

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Antique 1888 Elgin Pocket Watch with Coin Silver Case; ~ 11-Jewels ~ 4-I6122 Buy Now »
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Antique 1888 Elgin Pocket Watch with Coin Silver Case; ~ 11-Jewels ~ 4-I6122

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1910 Elgin 7 Jewel Silverode Open Face Pocket Watch No. 14338395 Size 18s Buy Now »

1910 Elgin 7 Jewel Silverode Open Face Pocket Watch No. 14338395 Size 18s

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1924 Elgin 17 Jewel 12S Pocket Watch in Gold Filled Case - Working, Engraved Buy Now »
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1924 Elgin 17 Jewel 12S Pocket Watch in Gold Filled Case - Working, Engraved

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Burlington (Illinois), 21J, Adj 5P, DR, S16 (working) in 25-Yr Gold-Filled Case Buy Now »
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Burlington (Illinois), 21J, Adj 5P, DR, S16 (working) in 25-Yr Gold-Filled Case

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1887 Elgin 11J GF Sidewinder Hunting Case Pocket Watch Size 16s No. 2487008 Buy Now »

1887 Elgin 11J GF Sidewinder Hunting Case Pocket Watch Size 16s No. 2487008

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6498 ELGIN Pocket Watch Dial   38.42mm Buy Now »

6498 ELGIN Pocket Watch Dial 38.42mm

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HAMILTON Watch Co. Pocket Watch Dial  Fits 6498   42.65mm Buy Now »

HAMILTON Watch Co. Pocket Watch Dial Fits 6498 42.65mm

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VINTAGE 16 WALTHAM CRESCENT ST 21 JEWELS POCKETWATCH RUNNING! Buy Now »
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VINTAGE 16 WALTHAM CRESCENT ST 21 JEWELS POCKETWATCH RUNNING!

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VINTAGE 18 WALTHAM 845 21 JEWELS POCKETWATCH RUNNING! Buy Now »
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VINTAGE 18 WALTHAM 845 21 JEWELS POCKETWATCH RUNNING!

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RARE 18 SIZE DOMINION RAILWAYS SIGNED HUNTER CASE WALTHAM POCKET WATCH SERVICED Buy Now »

RARE 18 SIZE DOMINION RAILWAYS SIGNED HUNTER CASE WALTHAM POCKET WATCH SERVICED

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VINTAGE 16S ELGIN B.W. RAYMOND POCKETWATCH RUNNING! Buy Now »
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VINTAGE 16S ELGIN B.W. RAYMOND POCKETWATCH RUNNING!

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18s Illinois LS HC pocket watch movement Buy Now »

18s Illinois LS HC pocket watch movement

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  • Item Condition: Pre-owned
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0S Elgin Pocket Watch Porcelain Dial 1033 Buy Now »

0S Elgin Pocket Watch Porcelain Dial 1033

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Illinois, Model 4, Size 0, 15J, (Working) in 20-Yr Warranted GF Hunter Case Buy Now »
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Illinois, Model 4, Size 0, 15J, (Working) in 20-Yr Warranted GF Hunter Case

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Elgin Grade 73, Model 5, 18s, 7 jewels, 1895 Antique Pocket Watch Bid Now » Buy Now »

Elgin Grade 73, Model 5, 18s, 7 jewels, 1895 Antique Pocket Watch

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16S Elgin Pocket Watch Metal Dial 1059 Buy Now »

16S Elgin Pocket Watch Metal Dial 1059

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Waltham Grade 25, Model 1883, 18s, 15 jewels, 1888 Antique Pocket Watch Bid Now » Buy Now »

Waltham Grade 25, Model 1883, 18s, 15 jewels, 1888 Antique Pocket Watch

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16S Elgin Pocket Watch Metal Dial 1060 Buy Now »

16S Elgin Pocket Watch Metal Dial 1060

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16S Elgin Pocket Watch Porcelain Dial 1061 Buy Now »

16S Elgin Pocket Watch Porcelain Dial 1061

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Vintage SIGNED MARKED DEUBER HAMPDEN Pocket Watch 7 JEWELS Canton, O. No. 302 Buy Now »

Vintage SIGNED MARKED DEUBER HAMPDEN Pocket Watch 7 JEWELS Canton, O. No. 302

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16S Elgin Pocket Watch Porcelain Dial 1062 Buy Now »

16S Elgin Pocket Watch Porcelain Dial 1062

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1884 A.W. Co. Waltham Wm. Ellery 7J GF Octagonal Sidewinder OF Pocket Watch 8s Buy Now »

1884 A.W. Co. Waltham Wm. Ellery 7J GF Octagonal Sidewinder OF Pocket Watch 8s

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16S Elgin Pocket Watch Porcelain Dial 1064 Buy Now »

16S Elgin Pocket Watch Porcelain Dial 1064

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AMERICAN WALTHAM 1887 COIN SILVER KEYWIND POCKET WATCH (W324) Buy Now »

AMERICAN WALTHAM 1887 COIN SILVER KEYWIND POCKET WATCH (W324)

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16S Elgin Pocket Watch Porcelain Dial 1067 Buy Now »

16S Elgin Pocket Watch Porcelain Dial 1067

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1899 Hampden 17J Silverode "New Railway" RR Grade Adj. OF Pocket Watch Size 18s Buy Now »

1899 Hampden 17J Silverode "New Railway" RR Grade Adj. OF Pocket Watch Size 18s

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1912 American Waltham ladies pocket watch BWC Company case Buy Now »

1912 American Waltham ladies pocket watch BWC Company case

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1905 Hamilton 21J GF Railroad Grade Adjusted 5 Positions OF Pocket Watch 16s Buy Now »

1905 Hamilton 21J GF Railroad Grade Adjusted 5 Positions OF Pocket Watch 16s

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VINTAGE 12 SIZE ELGIN OPEN FACE POCKET WATCH GRADE 345 FROM 1906 RUNNING Buy Now »
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VINTAGE 12 SIZE ELGIN OPEN FACE POCKET WATCH GRADE 345 FROM 1906 RUNNING

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0S Waltham Pocket Watch Porcelain Dial 1034- Private Label Buy Now »

0S Waltham Pocket Watch Porcelain Dial 1034- Private Label

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12S Waltham Pocket Watch Metal Dial 1018 Buy Now »

12S Waltham Pocket Watch Metal Dial 1018

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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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