1926 Hamilton 23 Jewel G/FOF Railroad 950 16s Pocket Watch Elgin Giant Swingout. 1926 Hamilton 23 Jewel G/F OF Railroad Hinged 950 16s Pocket Watch in Elgin Giant swing out case. The white enamel montgomery dial with black numerals, sub seconds at 6, outer minutes tracking in black & red with matching blue steel hands is signed Hamilton.The manual wind 23 jewel 16s lever 950 railroad chronometer movement with original finish gold settings and gold train wheels and jewelled to the barrel is working well, fully signed Hamilton Watch Co. The large 53.6mm case swing out case with screw front is in nice original condition, wear to plating consistant with use and age, case is. Signed Elgin Giant watch co gold filled 10k. We are constantly adding to ever increasing range and have a large assortment of American Railroad Grade Pocket Watches. Were amongst the highest grade watches made, having been made for the railways makes them a great choice to use every day, mainly for their durability over time.
Their lower production quantities and of course their high grade movements make them also a great gift or investment. A typical railroad's requirements for a pocket watch in the early 20th century might include. Only American-made watches may be used (depending on availability of spare parts). Only open-faced dials, with the stem at 12 o.Minimum of 17 functional jewels in the movement. Size 16 or 18 only. Maximum variation of 30 seconds (approximately 4 seconds daily) per weekly check. Watch adjusted to at least five positions: Face up and face down (the positions a watch might commonly take when laid on a flat surface); then crown up, crown pointing left, and crown pointing right (the positions a watch might commonly take in a pocket).
Occasionally a sixth position, crown pointing down, would be included. Adjusted for severe temperature variance and isochronism (variance in spring tension). Indication of time with bold legible Arabic numerals, outer minute division, second dial, heavy hands.
Lever used to set the time (no risk of inadvertently setting the watch to an erroneous time, when winding the watch with the stem). Anti-magnetic protection (after the advent of diesel-electric locomotives). The minimum requirements were raised several times as watch-making technology progressed, and the watch companies produced newer, even more reliable models. By WW2, many railroads required watches that were of a much higher grade (as many as 23 jewels, for example) than those made to comply with the original 1891 standard. Please pay within 3 days.
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