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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1923 - Elgin 12s 7j Grade 303 Model 3 Pocket Watch Movement Parts or Repair Buy Now »

1923 - Elgin 12s 7j Grade 303 Model 3 Pocket Watch Movement Parts or Repair

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1883 Waltham 14kt GOLD Wm. Ellery 8s 7j Unique Buy Now »

1883 Waltham 14kt GOLD Wm. Ellery 8s 7j Unique

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1925 Ball Official Standard Railroad Pocket Watch 999P 16s 21j Running Model 1 Buy Now »

1925 Ball Official Standard Railroad Pocket Watch 999P 16s 21j Running Model 1

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Antique Elgin 7j 6s Grade 117 Pocket Watch w/ 14k Gold Floral Etched Hunter Case Buy Now »
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E. Howard Watch Co. Model 1908 Series 8 Size 12s 14k Gold Open Face Pocket Watch Buy Now »
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E. Howard Watch Co. Model 1908 Series 8 Size 12s 14k Gold Open Face Pocket Watch

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Antique Waltham 15j 6s Pocket Watch 14k Gold Diamond Crescent Moon Hunter Case Buy Now »
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Antique 1906 WALTHAM 16 Size 7 Jewel Pocket Watch Movement And Dial Buy Now »

Antique 1906 WALTHAM 16 Size 7 Jewel Pocket Watch Movement And Dial

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Waltham Grade 610 Pocket Watch Movement 16S 7J Model Parts/Repair SN#10266429 Buy Now »

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Vintage Elgin Pocket Watch 15 Jewels Made In USA 18717654 Works Buy Now »
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Waltham Grade 610 Pocket Watch Movement 16S 7J Model Parts/Repair SN#24628806 Buy Now »

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Waltham Grade 620 Pocket Watch Movement 16S 15J Model Parts/Repair SN#9753738 Buy Now »

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1911 Hampden 3/0s 7j Molly Stark Model 4 Pocket Watch Movement Parts or Repair Buy Now »

1911 Hampden 3/0s 7j Molly Stark Model 4 Pocket Watch Movement Parts or Repair

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Elgin Grade 290 Pocket Watch Movement 16S 7J Model Parts/Repair SN#17156255 Buy Now »

Elgin Grade 290 Pocket Watch Movement 16S 7J Model Parts/Repair SN#17156255

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VINTAGE 12 SIZE MODERN BROTHERHOOD OF AMERICA ELGIN POCKET WATCH, GR. 315, K.T. Buy Now »
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VINTAGE 12 SIZE MODERN BROTHERHOOD OF AMERICA ELGIN POCKET WATCH, GR. 315, K.T.

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Elgin Grade 152 Pocket Watch Movement 16S 15J Model Parts/Repair SN#7073530 Buy Now »

Elgin Grade 152 Pocket Watch Movement 16S 15J Model Parts/Repair SN#7073530

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Waltham Grade 620 Pocket Watch Movement 16S 15J Model Parts/Repair SN#14399693 Buy Now »

Waltham Grade 620 Pocket Watch Movement 16S 15J Model Parts/Repair SN#14399693

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14k Rose Gold Antique A. W Waltham Diamond Pocket Watch Hand Engraved 40mm Buy Now »
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14k Rose Gold Antique A. W Waltham Diamond Pocket Watch Hand Engraved 40mm

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Antique 1903 Elgin Open Face Pocket Watch w/ 20yr GF Case ~ 17J ~ 9-A1467 Buy Now »
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Antique 1903 Elgin Open Face Pocket Watch w/ 20yr GF Case ~ 17J ~ 9-A1467

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Waltham Grade 610 Pocket Watch Movement 16S 7J Model Parts/Repair SN#18303359 Buy Now »

Waltham Grade 610 Pocket Watch Movement 16S 7J Model Parts/Repair SN#18303359

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Waltham Grade 610 Pocket Watch Movement 16S 7J Model Parts/Repair SN#17418247 Buy Now »

Waltham Grade 610 Pocket Watch Movement 16S 7J Model Parts/Repair SN#17418247

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18 size Coin Silver Case Elgin N . W .Co. 15 jewel Nice Antique Buy Now »
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18 size Coin Silver Case Elgin N . W .Co. 15 jewel Nice Antique

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Waltham Grade 610 Pocket Watch Movement 16S 7J Model Parts/Repair SN#13687777 Buy Now »

Waltham Grade 610 Pocket Watch Movement 16S 7J Model Parts/Repair SN#13687777

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Model 1883 Waltham 18s 7j Grade 1 Coin Silver Pocket Watch  Hunting Gilt Lever Buy Now »

Model 1883 Waltham 18s 7j Grade 1 Coin Silver Pocket Watch Hunting Gilt Lever

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18 size Waltham 1872 , Foggs patent ,Fancy balance , KW , K S Buy Now »
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18 size Waltham 1872 , Foggs patent ,Fancy balance , KW , K S

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2 WALTHAM 12-6-0 SIZE BALANCE JEWELS FOOT 8282 H-8  ---  BB-722 Buy Now »

2 WALTHAM 12-6-0 SIZE BALANCE JEWELS FOOT 8282 H-8 --- BB-722

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Waltham Grade J Pocket Watch Movement 6S 7J Model Parts/Repair SN#6440202 Buy Now »

Waltham Grade J Pocket Watch Movement 6S 7J Model Parts/Repair SN#6440202

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3 WALTHAM 14 SIZE DIAL FOOT SCREWS MODEL 1884  ---  BB-724 Buy Now »

3 WALTHAM 14 SIZE DIAL FOOT SCREWS MODEL 1884 --- BB-724

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Waltham Grade J Pocket Watch Movement 6S 7J Model Parts/Repair SN#16076040 Buy Now »

Waltham Grade J Pocket Watch Movement 6S 7J Model Parts/Repair SN#16076040

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6 ELGIN 4/0 SIZE CASE SCREWS 4798 NOS  ---  BB-533 Buy Now »

6 ELGIN 4/0 SIZE CASE SCREWS 4798 NOS --- BB-533

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6 ELGIN 5/0 6/0 10/0 SIZE HAIRSPRING STUD SCREWS 2442 NOS  ---  BB-534 Buy Now »

6 ELGIN 5/0 6/0 10/0 SIZE HAIRSPRING STUD SCREWS 2442 NOS --- BB-534

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1899  Pocket Watch 15j Running Fahy's Montauk Waltham Gold Filled Buy Now »
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1899 Pocket Watch 15j Running Fahy's Montauk Waltham Gold Filled

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Antique 1911 WALTHAM WATCH CO. Pocketwatch Magazine Advertisement Framed Magnet Buy Now »

Antique 1911 WALTHAM WATCH CO. Pocketwatch Magazine Advertisement Framed Magnet

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12s hamilton 912 pocket watch 14k gold filled 17 Jewel Watch case running Buy Now »

12s hamilton 912 pocket watch 14k gold filled 17 Jewel Watch case running

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antique hampden pocket watch Bid Now » Buy Now »

antique hampden pocket watch

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Vintage 1874 Elgin Coin Silver Case Pocket Watch Grade 63 18s 13j Double Hunter! Buy Now »
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Vintage 1874 Elgin Coin Silver Case Pocket Watch Grade 63 18s 13j Double Hunter!

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16S Illinois Bunn Special 60 Hour 21 Jewel Railroad Pocket Watch Buy Now »

16S Illinois Bunn Special 60 Hour 21 Jewel Railroad Pocket Watch

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Circa 1920 WALTHAM "Model 1894" Gold Filled Pocket Watch, 15j, 12s, Need Crystal Buy Now »

Circa 1920 WALTHAM "Model 1894" Gold Filled Pocket Watch, 15j, 12s, Need Crystal

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Elgin Napoleon Pocket Watch Antique Runs Buy Now »

Elgin Napoleon Pocket Watch Antique Runs

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1886 Hampden Model 1 Key Wind Pocket Watch With Fob, Key & 2 Silver Coins Works Buy Now »

1886 Hampden Model 1 Key Wind Pocket Watch With Fob, Key & 2 Silver Coins Works

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Antique 1918 Hampden Size 12s Pocket Watch Buy Now »

Antique 1918 Hampden Size 12s Pocket Watch

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ILLINOIS 16 SIZE GILT OPEN DIAMOND HANDS MIN 20MM NOS  ---  BB-536 Buy Now »

ILLINOIS 16 SIZE GILT OPEN DIAMOND HANDS MIN 20MM NOS --- BB-536

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14k Gold Waltham Model 1900 0s 15 Jewel Grade 115 Pocket Watch c.1902 Engraved 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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