Railroad Grade Vintage Mens Hamilton Pocket Watches
In this section, you will find a nice selection of vintage railroad-grade Hamilton pocket watches that are typically considered gent's size, although in many cases would also be appropriate for a woman to carry. The Hamilton watch company began business in Lancaster, Pennsylvania in 1892 and still operates today. The last watches produced in the American factory were made in 1969, after which the company was sold to a Swiss owner.
To be a railroad grade watch, the following criteria must be met:
- be 16S or 18S
- have 17 or more jewels
- be lever set
- be in an open face case
- be adjusted to 5 or more positions
As an additional resource, we've posted a Serial Number Production List which includes information for Hamilton serial numbers and dates of manufacture. Hamilton enthusiasts may also be interested in visiting the Hamilton Watch Company Virtual Museum, an online gallery that includes vintage watches, descriptions, info, and historical advertisements.
For further information, examples, photos, and notes on how to wear our various styles of watches and watch accessories, please visit our How-To-Wear Guide.
Ball-Hamilton 16S 23J LS adj. 5p model 999 Official R.R. Standard pocket watch #B617280, WGF case
PM2781 - This item is currently available.
Hamilton 16S 21J LS adj. 5p grade 992 #1708013 pocket watch, GGF SB&B case, Montgomery style dial
PM2682 - This item is currently available.
Hamilton 16S 21J LS adj. 6p grade 992B pocket watch #C109961, YGF Hamilton #11 SB&B case
PM2777 - This item is currently available.
Hamilton 18S 23J LS adj. 5p 946 pocket watch #459778, Sterling silver SB&B case
PM2751 - This item is currently available.
Hamilton 16S 21J LS adj 5p grade 992 pocket watch #1513691, YGF SB&B case, Montgomery-style dial
PM2854 - This item is currently for sale at our Etsy Store.
Hamilton 16S 21J LS adj 6p 992B pocket watch #C331289, Hamilton model #15 stainless steel SB&B case
PM2853 - This item is currently for sale at our Etsy Store.
Hamilton 18S 21J LS adj. 5p grade 940 pocket watch #908294, heavy YGF SB&B case
PM2887 - Thank you for your interest! This item has been sold as of 01/18.
Hamilton 16S 21J LS adj. 6p grade 992B pocket watch #C320251, chrome SB&B fully engraved case
PM2884 - This item is currently available.
Hamilton 18S 21J LS adj. 5p grade 940 pocket watch #232118, heavy smooth polish YGF HB&B case
PM2663 - This item is currently available.