OT Friday... Railroad watches

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OT Friday... Railroad watches

Joined: May 7th, 2007, 2:59 pm

April 28th, 2012, 4:54 am #1

I just love these old ones

Picked this up today on a whim!

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The movements are just gorgeous

Anyone else like an occasional diversion into pocketwatches?
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Joined: October 18th, 2009, 12:39 pm

April 28th, 2012, 8:18 am #2


I'm a fan of pocketwatches converted to wristwatches.

This is an old Longines - needs it's hour hand pressed back on.


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Joined: December 16th, 2011, 10:41 pm

April 28th, 2012, 10:45 am #3

I just love these old ones

Picked this up today on a whim!

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The movements are just gorgeous

Anyone else like an occasional diversion into pocketwatches?



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Joined: May 6th, 2011, 12:36 pm

April 28th, 2012, 10:52 am #4

I just love these old ones

Picked this up today on a whim!

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The movements are just gorgeous

Anyone else like an occasional diversion into pocketwatches?
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Joined: December 10th, 2006, 12:49 am

April 28th, 2012, 11:44 am #5

I just love these old ones

Picked this up today on a whim!

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The movements are just gorgeous

Anyone else like an occasional diversion into pocketwatches?
I've never seen that feature in a watch so ancient.

I have a few pocket watches as well, the first I ever had was my great-grandfather's 1923 Elgin. All are 12-size, however (dress PWs).



This Bulova was my father's (back in the '60s when 3-pieces suits made a comeback)



And an Illinois and a Hamilton, natch.






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Joined: September 23rd, 2003, 3:40 pm

April 28th, 2012, 3:40 pm #6

I just love these old ones

Picked this up today on a whim!

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The movements are just gorgeous

Anyone else like an occasional diversion into pocketwatches?
I spotted a "bespoke customised" waist-coat in a shop window yesterday afternoon, and I could swear it was made for me

Obviously I'm wearing it today with a suitable watch and chain!





I have wound and set the 14ct "hunter" in my vest pocket, but there is still a miliSub tucked under my sleeve...

MW

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Joined: November 3rd, 2009, 8:57 pm

April 28th, 2012, 5:02 pm #7

I just love these old ones

Picked this up today on a whim!

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The movements are just gorgeous

Anyone else like an occasional diversion into pocketwatches?
not a railroad but of equal quality.
57 mm wide heavy 18K gold case.

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Joined: December 24th, 2003, 9:41 am

April 28th, 2012, 7:08 pm #8

I just love these old ones

Picked this up today on a whim!

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The movements are just gorgeous

Anyone else like an occasional diversion into pocketwatches?
As they are (Suwa) Seiko Quartz! Seiko Cal. 7550. Plexi crystal!



Issued and actually used by JapanRail (JR) the national railway of Japan in the late 70s to early 80s. They are atomic clock accurate. Once set they are a dead-on match to my radio-controlled clock months later. I keep one in a pocket watch dome display as my main desk clock.



Shown here as used on JR trains.







More info here

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Joined: November 3rd, 2009, 8:57 pm

April 28th, 2012, 11:19 pm #9

I've never seen that feature in a watch so ancient.

I have a few pocket watches as well, the first I ever had was my great-grandfather's 1923 Elgin. All are 12-size, however (dress PWs).



This Bulova was my father's (back in the '60s when 3-pieces suits made a comeback)



And an Illinois and a Hamilton, natch.






It is a power reserve indicator. UP DOWN.
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Joined: May 7th, 2006, 5:02 pm

April 29th, 2012, 11:27 pm #10

I just love these old ones

Picked this up today on a whim!

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The movements are just gorgeous

Anyone else like an occasional diversion into pocketwatches?
...WWII-era Hamilton GCT 24-hour:







Best,
T.



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