Keeping time on the railroads was a very important part of operations. If trains fell off the schedule set in the timetable it could lead to accidents, as well as hurting profits. Railroads had clocks for their depot offices that kept official time, and conductors had elegant pocketwatches with the finest Swiss movements. Accurate clocks were important and expensive so the items were well cared for and maintained, in general. Many of the watch cases were engraved with railroad scenes and locomotives, and beautiful pocket watches easily bring hundreds of dollars from collectors. Depot clocks were wall-hung clocks kept in the office at a station and kept the time there. These clocks are also excellents pieces of craftsmanship with beautiful wood and well-made components. Depot clocks often bring over $500 when in good condition.
Antique Railroad Watches & Clocks Values
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