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    Re: The very first railroad watch

    Very interesting early Walthams.

    Eric, I notice that you have an 'Adjusted' movement, complete with
    extra compensation screws to the balance whilst Arts movement is
    probably 'Unadjusted'.
    Was there any standard at all for a railroad watch at this early time
    or could an employee use any old watch?

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    Re: The very first railroad watch

    The early 1870ies was before criteria for standard watches (railroad time service) were set. The individual railroads started to establish their own standards in the eighties.
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    Re: The very first railroad watch

    Good observation by Radger as usual. So the adjusted k.w. might be r.r. acceptable in 1885 and unadjusted probably not, although both ok in 1874. I am a slow learner.

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    Re: The very first railroad watch

    It is my understanding all 1870 Crescent St were adjusted. Art, the gray book lists yours to be adjusted as well.
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    Re: The very first railroad watch

    In that case I would suggest that Arts movement is adjusted to two or three positions and Erics watch to five or six positions.
    I have seen watch movements marked one adjustment...I wonder how many 'adjustments' are necessary for a watch to be described as adjusted.

    The escapements of these two watches are different, most apparant is the number
    and dispersal of the compensation screws, if Erics balance wheel is carrying more
    weight then the balance spring will also be a different strength, there could be
    other hidden differences in the escapements but I'm only reporting what I can see.

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    Re: The very first railroad watch

    Erik nice watch I like how you can set the time like a early Howard I have a civil war era Waltham model 1859 that you can use a key for changing the time on the back of the movement.
    Last edited by river rat; September 24th, 2010 at 18:48.

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