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Waltham Model 1870 Crescent Street Railroad Pocket Watch

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pops52's items3 of 28Antique Elgin B.W Raymond Rail Road Grade Pocket Watch E.A. Muckle Reversible Coin Silver Pocket Watch Case
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    Posted 3 years ago

    pops52
    (28 items)

    Made in 1871 by American Watch Company is an 18-size Waltham model 1870, Crescent Street. It was the first American watch designed and marketed especially as a railroad watch. The movement has 15 ruby jewels, a chronometer balance, is adjusted to 5 positions temperature and isochronism, key wind and key set from the back, also one of the the earliest to include a micrometer regulator. Waltham used the name Crescent Street as a grade name on several different models. It was first used on the Model 1870 and that movement has the distinction of being the first advertised as a “Railroad” Watch.

    Fleur de lis style hands and the original 4oz. warranted coin silver hunter case. These watches in their original cases are more scarce since by 1893 the General Railroad Timepiece Standards Commission presented new guidelines, which one of the requirements were railroad watches must be open face, many were re-cased to follow these guidelines. This watch keeps excellent time for 145 years old!

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    1. Efesgirl Efesgirl, 3 years ago
      Another BEAUTIFUL watch, you mean... :-)))))
    2. Caperkid, 3 years ago
      Really enjoy these as Efesgirl said beautiful time pieces.
    3. jscott0363 jscott0363, 3 years ago
      Such a wonderful Waltham railroad watch. Nice one Pops!!!
    4. nutsabotas6 nutsabotas6, 3 years ago
      Wow! One hundred forty five years old. You wouldn't know to look at it.
      Very, very nice ! :)
    5. PhilDMorris PhilDMorris, 3 years ago
      Your watches are something great to look at, love the gold, and wish I had collected these. However you need a lot of knowledge to go with every watch. Beautiful !~
    6. TassieDevil TassieDevil, 3 years ago
      Great pocket watch .....really like them....!!!!!!
    7. pops52 pops52, 3 years ago
      Thank you kind folks for the comments and loves!

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