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Railroad Pocket Watches20 of 68Family HeirloomHamilton No. 940 Railroad Timekeeper
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    Posted 6 years ago

    watchnut
    (69 items)

    I occasionally wear this pocketwatch to work the guys like seeing it.
    This is a Hampden RAILWAY Springfield.During the time this timepiece was made it was a high grade,railroad grade watch.
    I like to collect the Springfield type not Canton Ohio version.
    Still running strong,keeping good time.

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    1. kerry10456 kerry10456, 6 years ago
      FYI, this piece is beautiful watch and dated 1882 if you didn't know
    2. watchnut, 6 years ago
      Thanks for the info Kerry10456.
      Any information is welcome and appreciated.
    3. watchnut, 6 years ago
      Thanks for the Love Blunderbuss2.
    4. kerry10456 kerry10456, 6 years ago
      Just wondering what the Mystery is.... Heres the basics:
      Railroad pocket watches were an important staple for most watch companies. Standards had to be met in order for a watch to be used by railroad personnel. It had to be open faced, keep accurate time and have clear Arabic numerals in black on a white face. In its previous incarnation as the New York Watch Company, Hampden had an 18 size, 15-jewel Railway pocket watch that was one its highest grades. It remained at the top of the Hampden line after the reorganization
    5. watchnut, 6 years ago
      Well as you mentioned this watch was made in 1882,the standards were simply in those day,however after Kipton incident a more universal standard was adopted.
      Open face,17j or better,timing performance,with that being said some railroads allowed there employees to use there none regulation watch to work with.
      Changing times.
    6. watchnut, 6 years ago
      Thanks for the love and looking Racer4-4
    7. watchnut, 6 years ago
      Thank you for the love PW-COLLECTOR & AGHCOLLET.
      I'd love to see photos of your timepieces.
    8. watchnut, 6 years ago
      Sorry PETEY thank you for the love
    9. pw-collector pw-collector, 6 years ago
      watchnut, you are welcome. Click on link below and you can see a few I have posted. The collection list on the left side will help find them. I had a lot posted at one time, then deleted them. I'm slowly putting more up, maybe another one tonight.
      Dave
      http://www.collectorsweekly.com/user/pw-collector
    10. watchnut, 6 years ago
      Thank you for sharing pw-collector, your interest are many while I am expanding and learning from all the member.
    11. watchnut, 6 years ago
      Thanks for the Love Gargoylecollector

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