Railroad Grade Vintage Men's Waltham Pocket Watches
In this section, you will find a nice selection of vintage railroad-grade Waltham (or the earlier American Waltham Watch Co.) pocket watches that are typically considered gent's size, although in many cases would also be appropriate for a woman to carry. The Waltham watch company, which had a variety of locations over the many years it was in operation (including Waltham, Massachusetts), was in business from 1851-1957, and was one of the most prolific of the American watch companies.
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
- have easily-legible Arabic dial numerals
As an additional resource, we've posted a Serial Number Production List which includes information for Waltham serial numbers and dates of manufacture.
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.