Columbus 18s Dial/Movement Marked “Railway Time Service”

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  1. grtnev

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    Both dial and movement are marked “Railway Time Service” in what looks like a type of old English font. The dial is double sunk with Roman Numerals and red Arabic numerals at the five minute marks. The hour and minute hands are a fancy design.

    The hunting case movement is nickel, with a typical Columbus damaskeened pattern, micrometric regulator, and is marked “Adjusted” in a diagonally placed script font a little below and left of center.

    I don’t see any reference to this watch in a search of this forum or checking The Columbus Encyclopedia info. Also, didn’t see anything referencing this marking in the “Railroaders Corner” articles on Columbus Watch Co

    Shugart indicates 17j. I found another reference on line that indicated 23j.

    S/N is 113248.

    Watch isn’t in my possession, so no pictures are currently available.

    Any information that anyone can share would be much appreciated.

    Richard
     
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    Not exactly - the dial & movement only say “Railway Time Service”. The other markings (numerals) on the double sunk dial look the same.

    Richard
     
  4. Rhett Lucke

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    Richard, In the Ehrhardt and Meggers "Gold Book", published in 1987 the following 18 size Columbus is listed:

    Railway Time Service - Adjusted
    (18S-17J-ON3L-A-RRG"95") (EA 184)

    The same listing also appears in a number of other Ehrhardt publications.
     
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    Thank you!
     

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