I was reading a thread here about some Hy Moser watches, albeit they were talking about wristwatches, and that there was no real identifying marks on the watch other than the dial reading Hy Moser.
I have a couple of pocket watches that were made for the Burlington watch company ( Illinois) that were about 1910 - 1915, and were made for the Canadian RR. Now both these watches I do not feel would have been RR approved although they both definitely are RR grade, not being approved I feel because of the hands / dial combos, and in the case of one of them the fact that it is pendant set They are both 21j 16 size, adjusted to positions, 1 of them is lever and the other pendant set, and one is marked for RR use on it. These watches do not have the Hy Moser signature anywhere, but are definitely Hy Moser manufactured watches, and listed in the approved watches for the CPR. I contacted the Moser Company a couple of years ago, and it was confirmed that the one I had at the time and sent photos of was of their early manufacture, but they had no data as to dates etc, as all files had been lost due to the movement/takeover of the company over the years.
These are realtively uncommon watches, and I feel lucky that I do have them as they do not show up in a lot of collections. I had three of them at one time but ended up selling one to a fellow collector.
Please feel free to comment on these watches, good, bad, or whatever,