I'm just wondering if *RAILROAD-APPROVED* watches are considered keepers...or are they just a passing fancy for collectors and hobbyists?
Interestingly enough, folks that bought these watches love 'em for their history and tradition....but on one hand, I've seen a lot of them being sold on the sales corner and on the Bay. Does the mystic, aura and tradition about these watches wear out after owning them for a certain period of time?...nor do I see any dramatic price appreciation.
Frankly, I've been thinking about buying one just to add to my modest collection....but the size is holding me back...the average size is usually 37-38mm (I have a big wrist). There is something about the simple design layout that draws-me-in that screams dependability. Then, I have images of Grand Central Station running through my mind.
If you have pictures of your own R/R approved watches - - please share 'em. Your thoughts on these watches ??? Here's a couple that I have seen and they're priced in the "affordable" range: