SEIKOSHA RR

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  1. Carles

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    Any idea about the caliber and the date of this SEIKOSHA railroad pocket watch? Thank you.

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  2. Kevin W.

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    Nice watch, just wondering why you think its a rail way watch?
     
  3. D.th.munroe

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    Probably a type 19 and I'm guessing just after 1931 it's hard to tell but they used different oil sinks on different years around that era.
    The type 19 was Japanese Ministry of Railways official timepiece after 1929
     
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  4. Les harland

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    Can someone identify the symbols on the back
    I assume they are Japanese as Seikosha was a part of Seiko, a very respectable Japanese watch company
     
  5. Kevin W.

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    Its a great maker, but not what i am used to in seeing a railway watch. Nice watch and thanks for sharing.
     
  6. Carles

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    I've seen other railroad pocket watches like this one. And the information that the owner gave to me. Thanks.
     
  7. Kevin W.

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    Carles, great.
     
  8. Les harland

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    Seikosha/Seiko have a long history of making pocket watches for Japanese railroads
    The last mechanical ones were made in 1980, now they use quartz movements
     
  9. MartyR

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    I asked a Japanes friend to translate that for me. She has replied :-

    To Tetsu (?) this Chinese character is now not in use so I don’t know. The second line is the year of Showa 22 which is 1947.

    My assumption is that "Tetsu" is a person's name and that this is a presentation inscription. At least we have a date of 1947!

    This certainly does cast doubt on whether or not this is a "railroad watch". It may be of "railroad" quality, but it was obviously not bought by a railroad.
     
  10. Les harland

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    Marty
    That is quite not what I was hoping for in post No4
    I was hoping for a RR company
    One of the joys of our interest is you never know what is going to turn up
     

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