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I became aware of railroad standard watches during the early 1960s when my brother returned from college with a 16-size Bunn Special watch he had...
Why would a 20-jewel watch go in a thread entitled "Show off your 19J Standard watches..."?
I'm not a fan of "double hunter" either. Its usually used by the same person who uses "half hunter" to refer to a hinge back & bezel open-face...
You have a nice railroad watch!
Since you claim to be a "complete novice" with only a little more than a handful of posts, please excuse me...
As Ed mentioned, he posted the wrong watch,
For what its worth, in going through the watch repair records (1914-1970) of George F. Ritchie...
When I usually come across somebody trying to make a distinction between 'railroad grade' and 'railroad approved' its because they're using...
A hunting case along the lines of the ones shown below would be appropriate:
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I know of no rule from when it was built that would have prohibited this watch from entering railroad time service.
I believe that Rob meant 1891.
You can see a cut of the Sterling grade movement in the July, 1887 David F. Conover & Co. ad and a brief...
Another model 11, this one with red-filled lettering:
Here's another pair of Swiss-built standard watches for the North American railroad market:
Here are a pair of Hampden Railways:
That's why I bought it.
Here are a couple of 16-Size private label standard watches to go along with the above trio:
Here's a trio of private label standard watches (note the different damaskeening patterns):
This Howard No.5 isn't too common:
Like most of my watches, this one has been posted before:
I have come to believe (with no Howard documentation to back it up - just by the logic of the situation) that the use of the ( No.x ) designation...