Kind of fitting given yesterday got me thinking of my father. I know this topic pops up once in a while in different threads, but I wasn't sure if there had been a specific thread dedicated to this. Did any family member work for a railroad and did that connection help influence your interest in collecting watches? Who? What rail lines? What watch did they carry and do you know where that watch is today? My dad, Skip, work as a brakemen for the Union Pacific in the 50s, a conductor for the Rock Island in the 60s and 70s (the last conductor on the last passenger Rocket), and a track foreman for the Chicago Northwestern in 80s and 90s. He wore an Elgin Father Time until it fell off the back of the caboose. He switched to a Buliva Accutron wrist watch after that. I have both, but refurbished the Elgin and gave it to him on Father's Day before he passed in 1998. Still by favorite watch today.