Hamilton Railroad Pocket Watch

The watchmaker is celebrating its roots and 130 years of existence by presenting the Railroad Pocket Watch, in memory of the era of the first American railways, a means of transport that enabled millions of people to travel long distances with ease.

Managing this railway system required great precision, which was entrusted to Hamilton, whose watches were renowned for being legible and on time.

The Railroad Pocket Watch is available in 917 units, recalling the firm’s address at 917 Columbia Avenue in Lancaster, PA. Housed in a 50mm stainless steel case, its white, enamel-like dial echoes those of vintage railroad timepieces, with red five-minute demarcations along a fully graduated, outer minutes track; oversized Arabic numeral indices; black lacquered hands; and a small seconds counter at 6 o’clock for precision timekeeping.

A closed caseback features a special engraving of a train and the words “130th Anniversary Railroad Special” in commemoration of the 13 decades that have passed since the watchmaking firm was founded in 1892. Inside beats a hand-wound movement (ETA 6497), with 50 hours of power reserve, while a removable chain and leather travel pouch complete the vintage-inspired look and feel of the watch.

November 03, 2022