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    I have seen this in the other fourms of watchuseek I would like to see other railroad watch's so I will start it off with this.Elgin BW Raymond Serial no 26819569 made around 1923,21 jewel,lever set,adusted to 5 positions,16 size,invar balance and for any body to find a pallet fork for this invar balance it was hard it look's like a running man that's how it's shaped it's different than other raymonds,and I was told on this model case the bow is solid gold I notice elgin's with this case the bow's are missing a lot they have a differnt one on them so it mite be true. So let see some other railroad watches I started it off.
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    Well, we have seen this Howard before. A reprise might be in order however for, as far as I know, the only railroad watch that so states on the movement itself. This is a working model, probably actually used by a real working railroader judging by the low cost case (and it's condition) on a high cost movement.

    I can't take any more pics as it is at my watchmaker's. It is out of spec in two positions and he is seeing if he can adjust it back to original specifications. That will be a nice feat if he can do it. He told me what it would cost for him to try ($75) and promised to stop after that initial effort... otherwise the cost would easily run into the hundreds with no promise the adjustment could actually be accomplished.

    He has had this and my favorite Columbus hunter for a couple of months... good thing I have lots of other watches to divert me!











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    ...that's just my opinion and I've been wrong before and will be again and might be now!

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    I have a chrongragh wrist watch and a aircraft clock out at the watch maker going on a month or more he is fast most of the time but not this time the wait.

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    This Hamilton 992B used to belong to my grandfather, then my uncle, then me, now my son-in-law.


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    Re: Post your railroad watch

    In my recent post ..".Not Just Dollar watches" from about a 6 days ago in this forum, you all will find my Hamilton 950-B,and my Illinois 161-A 19J ,60 Hour Bunn Special Elinvar.

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    Nice Hamilton 992B Ray now going on 4 generation's. I have been told that canadian railroad dial's are a little differnt may be you can shed some light on this.

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    Well one difference I see is the 24 hour dial versus the 12 hour on your Elgin and the Montgomery style dial on Eeeb's Howard.
    Ron in PA might be able to give more useful commentary, as I'm not really a RR grade expert.

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    Nice railroad wrist watches WIS Chronomaster I don't have any railroad wrist watches in my collection yet I was thinking of getting a vintage ball railroad std trainmaster wrist watch one of these day's.

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