Posted 6 years ago
To go along with my Union Pacific Steam Locomotive No. 944 post, I thought I would make a post of my Hamilton 940 Railroad Timekeeper.
The booklet "The Timekeeper" by the Hamilton Watch Company (1911), they describe their No. 940 as:
The Eighteen-Size Railroad Timekeeper of America.
18-size, open-face, 21 extra fine ruby jewels, patent motor barrel, nickel, adjusted to temperature, isochronism and five positions, double roller escapement, steel escape wheel, Breguet hairspring, patent micrometric regulator, double-sunk dial, gilt lettering, beautifully and elegantly damaskeened.
The 940 Hamilton has the most phenomenally accurate time-keeping records, is more extensively used and in far greater numbers on all main railroad lines of America than any other watch.
This watch will be cased by the jeweler in any style case that the purchaser desires.
Price, movement only . . . . . . . . . . . . . $28.00
No. 941 is same as above
for hunting case, price, movement only . . . $28.00
This watch was cased in a DUEBER SILVERINE CANTON O., Swing-Out case.
This 940, serial no. 976446, 18-size, 21-ruby jewel, lever-set, stem-wind, was sent to the finishing Department on 2/21/1913 & was ready for delivery before 4/26/1913.
Shown in (photo #3), is the front & back of a standard watch certificate that was certified it was running correctly according to railroad specifications by an authorized watch inspector. One half (A) retained by Division Superintendent, and (B) to be retained by the employee, if so desired, for monthly comparison.
Shown in (photo #4), is the front and back of a Standard Loaner Card, certifying that the loaner watch being used by the employee while his watch is being tested & serviced, meets the railroad standards.
Thanks for looking,