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Dad's Hamilton Pocket Watch and Poem

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Posted 6 years ago


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My Dad passed away in 1986 and his Watch was passed on to me with the poem. Hamilton watches were all Railroad grade and he was very proud to own one. According to the serial #2301189it was made in the late 40's. My first memory of it was when he dropped his watch off the Vickery Street Bridge in Ft Worth. I have the old damaged case, however I think it was dropped in the mid 50's and he bought another. I do have a repair bill dated 1958. If it survived the drop it is one tough watch. Model 992 21 Jewels 10k gold filled Keystone J Boss case. He worked 30 yrs for the Texas & Pacific RR and a few yrs for the Cotton Belt line. I'll pass it to my son byt hopefully not soon.


  1. toolate2 toolate2, 6 years ago
    Great story! Love the poem and the watch!! Thanks for sharing...
  2. pickingupbones pickingupbones, 6 years ago
    Thanks Bellin
  3. pickingupbones pickingupbones, 6 years ago
    Thanks a lot toolate for the love and comment
  4. pickingupbones pickingupbones, 6 years ago
    Thanks AR8 for the love
  5. kerry10456 kerry10456, 6 years ago
    VERY NICE picking, thanks for sharing!!
  6. inky inky, 6 years ago
    Lovely watch, nice to see it's staying in the family....;-)
  7. pickingupbones pickingupbones, 6 years ago
    thanks inky for the comment and love
  8. pickingupbones pickingupbones, 6 years ago
    Thanks a lot kerry
  9. pickingupbones pickingupbones, 6 years ago
    Thanks a lot gearpunk
  10. pickingupbones pickingupbones, 5 years ago
    thanks a lot Deanteaks and official. apologize for being so late

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