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Pocket Watch Use in Britain "Click" to Login or Register 
IHC Member 2149
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G'Day All,
I have been interested in Railroad Standard pocket watches for going on 10 years. It has recently occurred to me that I have not observed any articles on pocket watches used in British Railways. I GOOGLED British Railway watch useage and could not find any articles. Without speculating, I'm sure there must be a reason for this and would appreciate being schooled.
Thanks and stay safe.........Joe.....
 
Posts: 64 | Location: Ontario in Canada | Registered: June 14, 2016
IHC Member 785
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I have an English pocket watch. It is 9 jewels. it is marked both on the dial and the movement
Thomas Wheeler Preston Railway Watch Manufacturer.
I spent 6 years in England. During that time i looked for railroad watches. I was informed that the English railroads did not require certified watches. They had no Inspectors. In all that time this is the only watch I found that refers to Railway. Is it a railroad watch who knows.


Harv
 
Posts: 155 | Location: Sacramento, California USA | Registered: June 26, 2006
IHC Member 2149
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Thanks very much Harv. That likely explains alot.............Joe...........
 
Posts: 64 | Location: Ontario in Canada | Registered: June 14, 2016
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